Lancaster Central School District

Centers of Learning and Growth

ESSENTIAL PARTNERS
 
Expectations for Parents:
  1. Make certain your child's attendance at school is regular and punctual and all absences are properly excused, pursuant to the LCSD Policy #7110 -- Comprehensive Student Attendance Policy and as required by law.

  2. Insist that your child is dressed in compliance with school rules regarding sanitation and safety and in a fashion that will not disrupt classroom procedures in accordance with this Code.

  3. Be as certain as possible that your child is free of communicable disease and is in good health, enabling him or her to participate in the learning environment.

  4. Teach your child, by word and example, respect for the law, for the authority of the school and for the rights and property of others.

  5. Know and understand the rules your child is expected to observe. Be aware of the consequences for violations of these rules and accept legal responsibility for your child's actions.

  6. Help your child understand that appropriate rules are required to maintain a safe, orderly environment and provide effective and appropriate strategies for dealing with peer pressure in accordance with the Lancaster Central School District Code of Conduct.

  7. Instill in your child a desire to learn; encourage a respect for honest work and an interest in exploring broader fields of knowledge.

  8. Become acquainted with your child's school, its staff, curriculum and activities. Attend parent-teacher conferences and school functions.

  9. Convey to your child a supportive attitude toward education and the District.

  10. Recognize that the education of your child is a joint responsibility of the parents and the school community.

  11. Send your child to school ready to participate and learn as required by NY State law.

  12. Promote positive behavior in your child by helping him or her to accept the consequences of his or her actions and by becoming involved in the behavior management/disciplinary process; guide your child to develop socially acceptable standards of behavior.

  13. Inform school officials of changes in the home situation that may affect student conduct or performance.

  14. Support your child educationally by providing a place for study and ensuring that homework assignments are completed.

  15. Report any school-related safety concerns to a building administrator for resolution.

  16. Agree to respect building specific requirements regarding security and safety. Parents will sign-in and present proper identification in accordance with building procedures.

Expectations for Teachers:
  1. Reflect a personal enthusiasm for teaching and learning while maintaining a genuine concern for the individual student.

  2. Guide learning activities so students learn to think, reason, assume responsibility for their actions and respect the rights of others.

  3. Be fair, firm and consistent in enforcing school rules on school property and at all school functions.

  4. Give positive reinforcement for acceptable behavior.

  5. Inform a counselor and/or administrator concerning any student whose behavior requires special attention.

  6. Maintain a climate of mutual respect and dignity to strengthen each student's self-concept and confidence to learn.

  7. Communicate to students and parents that which is important to the student's emotional, social, behavioral and academic progress, including but not limited to: 
             
    a)    C
    ourse objectives and requirements.

    b)    Marking/grading procedures.
     
    c)    Assignment deadlines.  

    d)    Expectations for students.
     

    e)    Classroom discipline plan. 

     f)    Building-wide discipline plan. 

     g)   Student progress. 

  8. Be knowledgeable about and apply/put into practice effective classroom/building behavior management techniques and the non-violent crisis intervention philosophy and techniques.

  9. Maintain confidentiality about all personal information and educational records concerning students and their families.

  10. Demonstrate dependability, integrity, self-discipline and respect for law by word and personal example.

  11. Report any school-related safety concerns to a building administrator.

  12. Display proper school identification on their person and in view during the school day and at all job-related functions.

 
Expectations for Student Support Service Personnel (including all Pupil Personnel Staff):

  1. Demonstrate interest and concern for student achievement in the educational process.

  2. Know school policies and rules, including this Code of Conduct, and enforce them in a fair and consistent manner.

  3. Maintain confidentiality about all personal information and educational records concerning students and their families.

  4. Demonstrate dependability, integrity and other standards of ethical conduct.

  5. Provide educationally related service(s) to support students in their educational program.

  6. Support educational and academic goals.

  7. Assist students in coping with peer pressure and emerging personal, social, emotional and physical problems.

  8. Encourage students to benefit from the curriculum and co-curricular activities.

  9. Communicate regularly with students, parents and other staff.

  10. Be knowledgeable about and apply/put into practice effective classroom behavior/building management techniques and the non-violent crisis intervention philosophy and techniques.

  11. Report any school-related safety concerns to a building administrator.

  12. Display proper school identification on their person and in view during the school day and at all job-related functions.

 
Expectations for Other School Staff:

  1. Follow the Code of Conduct; know, abide by and enforce school rules in a fair and consistent manner.

  2. Set a good example for students and other staff by demonstrating dependability, integrity, respect and other standards of ethical conduct.

  3. Assist in promoting a safe, orderly and stimulating school environment.

  4. Maintain confidentiality about all personal information and educational records concerning staff, students and their families.

  5. Report any school-related safety concerns to a building administrator.

  6. Display proper school identification on their person and in view during the school day and at all job-related functions.


Expectations for the Building Administrators
:

  1. Organize school schedules and teaching assignments which promote effective classroom management and instruction.

  2. Be fair, firm and consistent in all decisions affecting students, parents and staff.

  3. Promote a successful teaching and learning environment by fostering a safe, orderly and academically stimulating school environment.

  4. Ensure that students and staff have the opportunity to communicate regularly with the Building Principal regarding any school related matters.

  5. Support the development of, and student participation in, appropriate extracurricular activities.

  6. Be responsible for students, parents and staff knowing and understanding the Code of Conduct.

  7. Be knowledgeable about and apply/put into practice effective classroom behavior/building management techniques, and the non-violent crisis intervention philosophy and techniques and assure their utilization in the building/discipline plan.

  8. Ensure that a building-wide behavior management system is created, supported and enforced to meet the needs of students.

  9. Maintain confidentiality about all personal information and educational records concerning students and their families.

  10. Demonstrate by word and personal example dependability, integrity, self-discipline and respect for law.

  11. Adhere to the District's administrative policies, regulations and procedures.

  12. Display proper school identification on their person and in view during the school day and at all job-related functions.

  13. Address and resolve any school-related safety concern reported by members of the school community.


Expectations for the Superintendent and District Administrators
:

  1. Promote a safe, orderly and academically stimulating school environment, supporting active teaching and learning.

  2. Review with administrators the policies of the Board and state and federal laws relating to school operations and management.

  3. Inform the Board about educational trends relating to student discipline.

  4. Work to create instructional programs that are academically sound and promote an environment that is sensitive to student and teacher needs and is designed to minimize problems of student misconduct.

  5. Work with administrators in enforcing the Code of Conduct and ensuring that all cases are resolved promptly and fairly.

  6. Maintain confidentiality about all personal information and educational records concerning students and their families.
  7. Demonstrate by word and personal example dependability, integrity, self discipline and respect for law.

  8. Establish, implement and maintain programs for students with special needs in accordance with NY Education Law.

  9. Be fair and consistent in making the final decisions regarding those students whose behavior problems have been appealed from individual schools to the Superintendent and Board of Education in accordance with District policy.

  10. Become acquainted with the schools, staff and students by visiting buildings regularly and by attending school functions.

  11. Display proper school identification on their person and in view during the school day and at all job-related functions.

 
Expectations for Board of Education Members:

  1. Collaborate with student, teacher, administrator and parent organizations, school safety personnel and other school personnel to develop a Code of Conduct that clearly defines expectations for the conduct of students, personnel and visitors on school property and at school functions.

  2. Approve and review at least annually the Lancaster Central School District Code of Conduct to evaluate the Code's effectiveness and the fairness and consistency of its implementation.

  3. Lead by example by conducting Board meetings in a professional, respectful and courteous manner.

  4. Become acquainted with the school, staff and students by visiting buildings and by attending school functions.

  5. Display proper school identification on their person and in view during the school day and at all District-related functions.

Last Modified on April 19, 2012
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