FILE:  JC

 

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

 

Freedom of speech is a constitutional right guaranteed to all citizens.  The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board shall make every effort to provide for the free expression of ideas by students unless this interferes with the educational process.  No student shall have the right to interfere with the educational process of other students.

 

All students shall be free to express their points of view in an orderly manner in keeping with democratic ideas.

 

All students shall have the freedom to exercise the right of legal protest through proper channels, providing that such protest does not interfere with the educational program of the system or result in harm to other individuals.

 

All students shall have the responsibility to grant the same rights and responsibilities to others and to develop tolerance for the viewpoints and opinions of others and to recognize the right of other individuals to form and hold different points of view.

 

Adopted:  December 7, 1976

 

 

Ref:     Tinker v. Des Moines School District, 393 US 503 (1969)

 

Pointe Coupee Parish School Board