ERIC Number: ED394682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of an Elementary School Student Handbook.
Aaland, Janine; And Others
One of the challenges facing school systems is creating an effective student handbook of current school policies. This report reviews the literature concerning federal and state statutes, district policies, and the professional literature concerning the implementation of a school wide discipline policy and plan that can be codified in a handbook. The three challenges to plan development are (1) developing student-centered policies, (2) clearly communicating the policies to students, parents, and staff, and (3) implementing established policies. Policies discussed include the discipline policy, weapons policy, conflict resolution and peer mediation policy. Also included are policies related to sexual harassment, substance abuse, the dress code, and school bus transportation. The report suggests guidelines for communication of policies, including following state and federal statute criteria, fitting policies with the district s mission and belief statements, and annually reviewing and adjusting policies to meet new needs and regulations. (Contains 24 references). (BGC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Gangs; Policy Effectiveness; Policy Reviews; Policymakers; Student Handbooks
Note: Master's Summary Paper, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.