MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION Physical Address: 307 S. Decatur Street, 36104

Mailing Address: Post Office Box 1991, Montgomery, AL 36102-1991 Phone: (334) 223-6700 Fax: (334) 223-6701 mps.k12.al.us

MPS SUPERINTENDENT Ann Roy Moore Ed.D.

MISSION, PURPOSE & DIRECTION We will engage, educate and inspire our students to succeed in college, career and beyond.

VISION MPS is a place where every student develops a love of learning, cultivates intellectual curiosity, and

dreams of a future full of amazing possibilities. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The Montgomery County Board of Education operates under the following policy: "No person shall be denied employment, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity on the basis of disability, sex, race, religion, national origin, color or age." (Board

Policy GAAA) IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Superintendent's Office ................................................ (334) 223-6710 Transportation Department ............................................ (334) 284-2085

Communication Office .......................................... (334) 223-6761

Helping Montgomery Families Initiative (HMFI) ................. (334) 832-1666 Safe Schools Hotline ................................................... (888)-SAV-KIDS MPS Homeless/Migrant Services .................................... (334) 223-6901 MPS Student Support Services ....................................... (334) 223-6850 MPS Student Social Work Services ................................. (334) 223-6851

When an explanation is needed for the Student Conduct Manual, contact the school principal.

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2018-2019Room/Section No. # ___________

NOTICE OF RECEIPT FORM

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, a student enrolled in

(Student's name)

(Name of School)

and my parent/guardian hereby acknowledge by our signatures that we have received, read, and understand, and/or had read to us and understand, the 2018-2019 Student Conduct Manual.

We understand that these policies and laws apply to all parents and students enrolled in Montgomery Public Schools, and at all activities and events, including school buses, sponsored or supervised by MPS school officials.

Student Signature

Date

NOTE: If the student lives with both parents/guardians, both are to sign the statement. If the student only lives with one parent, only one signature is required. Failure to return this form does not absolve the student or parent from the requirements stated in this Student Conduct Manual.

Parent/Guardian

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Parent/Guardian

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION7

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE/ TRUANCY8

Compulsory School Attendance Law/ Truancy Intervention Program

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Montgomery City Truancy Ordinance9

Excused Absence/Chronic Ailments/ Unexcused Absence

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Make-up Work/ Check Outs/ Check Ins/Attendance Appeal

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Withdrawal for Non-Attendance

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SCHOOL VISITORS

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SPECIAL POPULATIONS

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Special Education

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Gifted

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Section 504

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Seclusion and Restraint

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STUDENT DISCIPLINE

Principal's Authority Classification of Rules

Class A- Violation of Class Rules Class B- Violation of School or Board of Education Policies Class C- Major Offenses Class D- Major Offenses, Drugs/Possession of Weapons/Alcohol

Class E- Major Offenses- Use of Weapons Expulsion for Firearms Possession Weapons List Violations of Criminal Statutes Arrest of Students for Non-School Related Crimes Suspension Procedures Due Process Procedures

ANTI-BULLYING & HARASSMENT POLICY

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GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

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BUS RULES INFORMATION

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DRESS CODE POLICY

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GENERAL POLICIES

Principal Authority

Amnesty Surrender Clause

Corporal Punishment

Searches and/or Inspection of School property

Penalties for Defacing/ Destroying Public Property

Behavior During Extracurricular Activities

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HELPING MONTGOMERY FAMILIES INITIATIVE 36

GENERAL FORMS

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Internet Acceptable Use Procedures Policy and Permission Form

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Bullying and Harassment Form

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Suspension Appeal Form39

Bus Information Form40

Cell Phone Usage Policy Consent Form41

Prior Approval Absence Form42

SCHOOL DIRECTORY

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GLOSSARY OF TERMS 45

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