April 10, 2012
“Local, State, and Federal Laws and Policies”
One of the most important aspects of teaching is providing a safe environment where student learning can be achieved. The only way this can be achieved is by staying up-to-date on all laws and polices in place to help schools and teachers provide a safe environment. There are many documents provided for teachers and students to help them get familiar with all the local, state, and federal laws and polices. This essay will focus on a “Student/Parent Guide”, “Faculty Handbook”, and a “Comprehensive School Safety Plan.”
The first artifact is a “Student/Parent Guide.” This book is considered both a rule book and an information booklet to help in all aspects of student life. It contains a multitude of information regarding the rules governing students, student activities, school curriculum, and general information about the school and it's procedures. The first pages describe in detail two Acts dealing with a students' enrollment, attendance at school, and the right to retain a driver's license. It also describes the state law relating to the “Quiet Reflection Time” that public schools are required to uphold. The next section deals with general school information. This section has policies ranging from absences and truancy to first aid and emergency procedures. The next part in the book is the rules governing students section. This section includes the policies dealing with fighting, dress code, drugs, cheating, and many other rules and their consequences. The third section is titled Instructional Program and deals with the school's curriculum. This section begins by stating the school's accreditation and also states that it meets and exceeds “Section 504” in it's special education program. It also stats the policies on parent conferences, graduation requirements, and summer school. The last section is the school's policies on student actives and assemblies such...
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