Students - Equity

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.

Student - Assignment and Admission

Number: 7:30   Student Assignment and Intra-District Transfer
Summary: Upon entering the district the student is assigned to a school and classroom. Class assignment requests should be directed to the School Principal.

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: 7:50   School Admissions and Students Transfers To and From Non-District Schools
Summary: A child must be 5 years old on or before September 1st of the school year to be eligible for kindergarten admission. Students must register for school each year on the designated dates. A student requesting to transfer into the District from another school must serve the entire term of any suspension or expulsion before being admitted into the District.

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
Attendance and Truancy

Number: 7:80   Release Time for Religious Instruction/Observance
Summary: A student will be excused from attending school if the absence is to observe a religious holiday or for religious instruction.

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: 7:100   Health, Eye and Dental Examinations, Immunizations, and Exclusion of Students
Summary: A student's parent/guardian shall present proof that the student received a health examination and received the immunizations against, and screenings for, preventable communicable diseases, as required by State law and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Students - Rights and Responsibilities

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: 7:150   Agency and Police Interviews
Agency and Police Interviews

Number: 7:180   Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment
Summary: The District prohibits bullying. Reports of bullying will be promptly investigated and addressed.

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: 7:240   Conduct Code for Participants in Extracurricular Activities
A code of conduct for all participants in extracurricular activities will be implemented. Participants who fail to abide by the code of conduct may be removed from the activity.

Students - Welfare 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 a student's health and well being. If it is necessary to take medication during school hours, the student'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: 7:280   Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease
Summary: A student with communicable and/or chronic infectious disease has all rights, privileges, and services provided by law and the Board's policies.

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: 7:290   Adolescent Suicide Awareness
Summary: A comprehensive and continuing adolescent suicide awareness and prevention program shall be developed.

Students - Activities

Number: 7:305   Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries
Summary: A program to manage concussions and head injuries suffered by student athletes shall be developed and implemented.

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."