Niles Community Schools Code of Conduct
The primary objective of requiring appropriate student
behavior and self-discipline is to produce a positive and safe learning
atmosphere in which there will be no interruption of the
teaching/learning environment. All students will assume personal
responsibility for their behavior and action, develop appropriate
self-control, exhibit self-discipline, and accept the responsibility and
consequences of any inappropriate behavior. To accomplish this
objective requires a cooperative effort from students, staff, and
All students shall:
- Respect the educational process through the display of
appropriate language, attitude and physical behavior.
- Respect and honor the rights of other students to learn in an
environment free of intimidation or harassment.
- Maintain satisfactory attendance.
- Report to class(es) on time.
- Comply with the dress code.
Consequences for noncompliance for the above expectations shall
include, but not be limited to the list below. The severity or the
repetitive nature of a student's behavior will be given consideration
when determining appropriate consequences.
Community or school
Denial of participation in
Denial of privileges
professional school staff
Parent contact or
Referral to an
Referral to appropriate
law enforcement or other governmental agency
The following behaviors will be considered unacceptable by Niles
Community Schools and will result in suspension and an administrative
hearing. The behaviors listed below apply to actions on school property
and school-sponsored activities.
- Any purposeful action that results in great bodily harm to
another human being
- Use or possession of a weapon, explosive, look-alikes, or
anything that is used as a weapon (Possession means on self or school
- Possession or use of any drugs or look-alikes (Includes alcohol
- Physical assault to any school staff or school representative
(Shoving, pushing, spitting, hitting, etc.).
- Acts of arson.
- Acts of stalking (Repeated or continuing harassment of another
individual that would cause a reasonable person to feel terrorized,
frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested).
Niles Community Schools Policy 5131: Passed August 15, 1994,
Revised January 16, 1995, Revised February 20, 1995