Student Rights and Responsibilities
Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District embraces that students are afforded basic rights. Students’ basic rights include the right to a meaningful experience. While the District strives to provide a school experience in a learning environment that is safe and that value students’ viewpoint, opinions and unique needs and characteristics, students must also demonstrate a commitment to honoring the rights of all members of the school system. To that end, students must balance their right to an education with their responsibility for their actions, particularly when their actions are inappropriate. When students choose to demonstrate behavior that is inappropriate in accordance with school policies and procedures, they will accept the consequences.
District policies and Arizona
state law provide the District the authority to hold students accountable for
inappropriate behavior on school property at any time, including but not
limited to: on the way to and from school; whenever it impacts the educational
environment, during any school-sponsored activity; at the bus stops; and in
other locations outside of the school grounds, additionally if the behavior has
a negative impact on other school district employees, students or
activities. School administrator shall
handle each report of student disciplinary situation by speaking with students
to gather information. Administrators
may gather information from students without parent participation or
consent. When gathering information from
a student accused of a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, the
administrator will afford due process.
Students have a right to learn and the responsibility to respect others’ right to learn.