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Student Code of Conduct

2024-2025 Student Code of Conduct

The Walton County Board of Education is committed to providing a safe, orderly and productive learning environment for all students.  Student behavior is based on respect and consideration for the rights of others.  Students are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner that will contribute to the school district’s belief that schools must be places where students feel safe, supported, valued and respected. Students are expected to:

  • Participate fully in the learning process – students should report to school and class on time, attend all regularly scheduled classes, remain in class until excused or dismissed, pay attention to instruction, complete assignments to the best of their ability, and ask for help when needed.
  • Avoid behavior that impairs their own or other student’s educational achievement – students should know and avoid the behaviors prohibited by the student code of conduct, take care of their books and other instructional materials and cooperate with others.
  • Show respect for the knowledge and authority of teachers, administrators, and other school personnel – students must obey directions, use acceptable and courteous language, avoid being rude or disrespectful and follow school rules and procedures.
  • Recognize and respect the rights of others – all students should show concern for and encouragement of the educational achievements and efforts of others.

Levels of Misconduct

An act of misconduct at Level 1 generally requires staff intervention but does not seriously endanger the health or safety of others.  For a first time Level 1 offense, disciplinary actions may include, but are not limited to the following:  loss of privileges, parent/teacher conferences, assignment of a school service or project related to the misbehavior, a behavior contract, detention, in-school suspension (ISS) short-term out-of-school suspension (OSS, less than 10 days), administrative probation contract or other reasonable disciplinary action at the discretion of the principal or his or her designee.  For Level 1 bus misbehavior, the school bus driver may reassign the student’s seat, notify the parent/guardian, or refer the matter to a school administrator. Dispositions listed are minimum.