The board of school directors has adopted, as school district policy,
regulations on students rights and responsibilities similar to those
passed by the State Board of Education in September 1974. This adoption
is intended to insure compliance with Chapter 12: Students, Section
12.11 through 12.14, Section 12.15, Recommended Guidelines, and will
continue to be the responsibility of the school district administration
Responsibility for the operation of
Waynesboro schools has been given to the elected board of school
directors and the appointed administrators by the people of the
Waynesboro area. Students are expected to acknowledge this fact and to
respect and obey all duly recognized authority.
persons residing in the Commonwealth between the ages of five and
twenty-one years are entitled to a free and full education in the
Commonwealth's public schools. Parents or guardians of all children
between the ages of eight and seventeen are required by law to ensure
their children attend an approved educational institution, unless
- Students may not be asked to leave school
when they reach seventeen years of age if they continue to fulfill their
responsibilities as students. A student may not be excluded from the
public schools nor from extracurricular activities because of being
married or pregnant, unless such pregnancy presents a clear and present
danger to the student's health.
- Student responsibilities
include regular school attendance, conscientious effort in classroom
work, and conformance to school rules and regulations. Most of all,
students share with the administration and faculty a responsibility to
develop a climate within the school that is conducive to wholesome
learning and living.
- No student has the right to interfere
with the education of his fellow students. It is the responsibility of
each student to respect the rights of teachers, students,
administrators, and all others who are involved in the educational
- Students should express their ideas and opinions in a respectful manner so as not to offend or slander others.
is the responsibility of the student to be aware of all rules and
regulations for student behavior; be willing to volunteer information in
matters relating to the health, safety, and welfare of the school
community and the protection of school property; dress and groom
themselves so as to meet fair standards of safety and health and so as
not to cause substantial disruption to the educational process; assume
that until a rule is waived, altered, or repealed it is in full effect;
exercise the proper care when using public facilities and equipment; and
be on time for all classes and other school functions.
- The school board has the authority to make reasonable and necessary rules governing the conduct of students in school.
- No student shall be denied access to a free and full public education on account of race, religion, sex, or national origin.