Student Rights and Responsibilities
The following policy governs school system relationships among students, teachers, and administrators.
- Students are individuals with rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights and the due process amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
- The school is not a shelter from the law; students must obey local, state, and federal laws within the school.
- For every right, students should accept a related responsibility.
- Constitutional rights do not allow behavior which will create unhealthy or unsafe conditions within the school or disrupt the normal school process.
- Authority must exist for rights to be guaranteed. The control and supervision of the classroom rests with the teacher; the control and supervision of the building rests with the principal.
- The procedures developed to implement the items in the document will differ among the school communities in Frederick County.
- Assuring students their citizenship rights within schools will result in student understanding of the process as well as the content of our democratic society.
- A procedure is necessary to assure rights.
The list Student Rights and Responsibilities and other documentation can also be found in the FCPS Calendar Handbook.