SUMMARY CODE OF CONDUCT
BILL OF RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Appendix C)Summary Code of Conduct (PDF)Complete Code of Conduct (PDF)
"Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught."
Our school system exists for many reasons. Primarily, it provides students with the rights of access to the educational opportunities available in this community. The required courses for graduation are provided to every student and the elective courses are determined by availability, student desire, and ability. In addition, all extracurricular clubs, classes, events, and athletic teams are examples of the community’s continuing commitment to provide a varied and enjoyable set of experiences for students.The Board of Education of Minerva Central School District is committed to providing a safe and orderly school environment where students may receive and district personnel may deliver quality educational services without disruption or interference.Responsible behavior by students, teachers, other district personnel, parents and other visitors is essential to achieving this goal.The district has a long-standing set of expectations for conduct on school property and at school functions.These expectations are based on the principles of civility, mutual respect, citizenship, character, tolerance, honesty and integrity.The Board recognizes the need to clearly define these expectations for acceptable conduct on school property, to identify the possible consequences of unacceptable conduct, and to ensure that discipline when necessary is administered promptly and fairly.To this end, the Board adopts this Code of conduct (“Code”). Unless otherwise indicated, this code applies to all students, school personnel, parents and other visitors when on school property or attending a school function.