Number: 7:10 Equal Educational Opportunities "
Summary: Equal educational and extracurricular opportunities shall be available for all students. Students will not be denied access to the District's programs on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Any student may file a sex equity complaint using the Uniform Grievance Procedure."
Number: 7:15 Student and Family Privacy Rights Summary: All surveys requesting personal information from students must advance or relate to the District's educational objectives or assist students' career choices. The District will not request or disclose a student's personal information. A student's parent may inspect instructional material, surveys, and evaluations used as part of their child's educational curriculum. No non-emergency invasive physical examinations or screenings will be conducted.
Number: 7:20 Harassment of Students Prohibited Summary: The District will not tolerate harassing or intimidating conduct that affects education, unreasonably interferes with a student's educational performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment. Students are encouraged to report incidences of intimidation, harassment, sexual harassment, or any other prohibited conduct. Sexual harassment is prohibited. Bullying is a form of harassment and is also prohibited.
Number: 7:40 Nonpublic School Students, Including Parochial and Home-Schooled Students Summary: Nonpublic school students who live within the District attendance boundaries may enroll for part-time attendance on a space-available basis. Nonpublic school students may be eligible to participate in interscholastic competitions and non-athletic extracurricular activities.
Number: 7:60 Residence Summary: A student's residence is the same as the person who has legal custody of the student.
Only students who are residents of the District may attend a District school except as provided for by
law or policy. The District may challenge a student's residence status.
Students - Attendance
Number: 7:70 Attendance and Truancy The District will manage compulsory school attendance, absenteeism and truancy in accordance with The Illinois School Code.
Number: 7:90 Release During School Hours Summary: A student's custodial parent/guardian must provide prior consent before a student is released from school at a time other than the normal dismissal time or released to any person other than the custodial parent/guardian.
Number: 7:140 Search and Seizure Summary: School authorities are authorized to conduct reasonable searches of school property and equipment, as well as of students and their personal effects. If a search produces evidence that the student has violated the law or the District's policies, such evidence may be seized.
Number: 7:185 Teen Dating Violence Prohibited Teen-dating violence is unacceptable and prohibited. A training program will be implemented that incorporates age-appropriate education about teen dating violence for students in grades 7 and above. Procedures to investigate and respond to incidents of teen dating violence will be implemented.
Number: 7:190 Student Behavior School personnel are authorized to discipline students. Discipline measures may include detention, suspension, expulsion, and referral to law enforcement. Students will be given the opportunity to deny or explain their misconduct before receiving a disciplinary action.
Number: 7:200 Suspension Procedures Suspension procedures will be implemented. The procedures will include an opportunity for a student to respond to the charge(s) of misconduct. Upon the request of the parent(s)/guardian(s), a review of the suspension shall be conducted by a hearing officer appointed by the Board of Education.
Number: 7:210 Expulsion Procedures Expulsion procedures provide for the student and his or her guardian to appear at a hearing to determine whether or not the student should be expelled.
Number: 7:220 Bus Conduct A student may be suspended from riding the school bus for up to 10 school days for engaging in gross disobedience or misconduct. Electronic visual and audio recordings may be used on school buses to monitor conduct and to promote and maintain a safe environment.
Number: 7:230 Misconduct by Students with Disabilities Behavioral interventions shall be used with students with disabilities to promote and strengthen desirable behaviors and reduce inappropriate behaviors. The District shall comply with federal and State laws and regulations when disciplining special education students.
Number: 7:250 Student Support Services Summary: The District may provide the following student support services: health services, educational and psychological testing services, and social worker services.
Number: 7:260 Exemption from Physical Activity Summary: A student may be excused from participation in physical education due to a physical or emotional condition by submitting a written excuse by a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act.
Number: 7:270 Administering Medicines to Students Summary: Students should not take medication during school hours unless it is necessary for astudent's health and well being. If it is necessary to take medication during school hours, thestudent's guardian must submit a completed and signed "School Medication Authorization Form".
Number: 7:275 Orders to Forgo Life-Sustaining Treatment Summary: Written orders from a student's guardian to forgo life-sustaining treatment for their child must be signed by the child's physician and given to the Superintendent or designee.
Number: 7:285 Food Allergy Management Program Summary: A Food Allergy Management Program shall be developed to help the District reduce the risks of exposure to allergens and provide accommodations and proper treatment for allergic reactions.
Number: 7:310 Restrictions on Publications and Written or Electronic Material Summary: School-sponsored publications, productions, and web sites are not a public forum for general student use. A student may be disciplined for creating and/or distributing written or electronic material that causes substantial disruption to school operations or interferes with the rights of other students or staff members.
Number: 7:325 Student Fund-Raising Activities Summary: Only school-sponsored student organizations and recognized parent organizations and booster clubs may engage in fund-raising activities on school property during school hours or during school activities.
Students - Records
Number: 7:340 Student Records "
Summary: School student records are confidential and information from them will not be released
except as provided by law."