Policy 4373: Expected Behavior in Safe and Supportive Schools

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Policy 4373

James Rumsey Technical Institute’s Administrative Council recognizes the need for students, teachers, administrators, and other school personnel to have a safe and supportive educational environment. James Rumsey Technical Institute’s Administrative Council believes further that public schools should undertake proactive, preventive approaches to ensure a positive school climate/culture that fosters learning and personal/social development. Public schools must create, encourage, and maintain a safe, drug-free, and fear-free school environment in the classroom, on the playground, and at school-sponsored activities. Assuring such an educational environment requires a comprehensive plan supported by everyone in the school organization, as well as parents/guardians and the community. You can download the complete Policy 4373 from the Student Resources page on our website.

Effective July 1, 2012, the West Virginia Department of Education adopted a new policy which sets the requirements for the development of safe and supportive schools that provide optimum learning conditions for both students and staff. Safety and order form the foundation of a positive school climate/culture and supports academic achievement and personal/social development. This policy also establishes disciplinary guidelines for student conduct that outline behaviors prohibited in West Virginia schools and must be consistently addressed in order to assure an orderly, safe, drug-free, violence-free, and harassment-free learning environment.
Policy 4373 can be found on WVDE website. http://apps.sos.wv.gov/adlaw/csr/readfile.aspx?DocId=49945&Format=PDF