ST. LOUIS BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY
ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND SECONDARY
Discipline is necessary in the St. Louis Public Schools to maintain order in the schools, to protect students and teachers, and to allow all students to benefit from the educational programs provided by the St. Louis Public Schools.
The discipline policy of the Board of Education shall be set forth and implemented through Article 5 of the board policies, regulations and administrative guidelines.
The Uniform Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook shall reflect the discipline policy of the Board of Education, including board policy P5144.1 on corporal punishment. The Uniform Code shall be provided to the student and parent or legal guardian of every student enrolled in the district at the beginning of each school year, and shall also be made available in the office of the superintendent for public inspection during normal business hours.
All employees shall annually receive instruction related to the specific contents of the board's discipline policy and any interpretations necessary to implement the provisions of the policy in the course of their duties.
cf: Board Policy P5144.1 Corporal Punishment
Legal: Section 160.261 RSMo.
Revised: December 07, 1999