School Rules

SCHOOL DISCIPLINE

Our school district and our school expect a well-disciplined student. Students will not be permitted to exhibit behaviors that are distracting to other students or behaviors that are not socially acceptable. Students will be expected to respect each other and property belonging to others. Disrespect, inappropriate language, and physical acts of violence will not be tolerated. Everyone benefits when expectations of firmness, fairness, and friendliness are equally applied.

Each teacher has developed a classroom management plan. Parents will receive a copy of the teacher's classroom management plan at beginning of each year. If you do not receive a copy from your child, please contact your child's teacher.

 

RIGHT TO LEARN

The students' "right to learn" will be protected. Interfering with this "right will result in referral to the principal or assistant principal. The teacher will have exhausted all appropriate preventive and corrective measures when resorting to this referral.

Disciplinary actions may be one or a combination of the following:

1. Parent conference; 

2. Teacher detention; 

3. Administrative detention; 

4. ISS (in-school suspension part or all day); 

5. OSS (out of school suspension); 

6. District Director of Student Affairs contacted; 

7. District Behavioral Contract: 

8. Recommendation for removal from class/school.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF STUDENTS

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is prohibited by federal and state law and the School District of Pickens County. Any student who feels that he or she has been the victim of sexual harassment is encouraged to report the matter to a school administrator or teacher. All allegations will be promptly investigated and addressed. 

No one who seeks information about sexual harassment, reports an allegation of sexual harassment, or cooperates in an investigation of sexual harassment may be subject to retaliation reprisal in any way. Anyone found to have engaged in sexual harassment will be subject to disciplinary action which includes up to 5 days suspension, possible expulsion and police action. For further information about sexual harassment complaints, please refer to Board Policy, a copy of which is available in the school's guidance office.

SCHOOL DISTRICT WEAPON POLICY

A "dangerous weapon" is any type firearm, knife, blackjack, metal pipe or pole, razor, metal knuckles, or any other type weapon, device or object that can be used to inflict bodily injury or death. It is unlawful for a student to possess a dangerous weapon on school premises. This includes actual possession, as well as constructive possession. Constructive possession would include placing a weapon in a location on school premises where another student may have access to the weapon. An example of constructive possession is the placing of a weapon in a locker at school or in an automobile that is parked on school grounds. All students must be made aware that it is illegal to have weapon in their vehicle while it is parked or operated on school grounds.

Not only is it illegal to possess a weapon on school premises, it is also a violation of board policy. Possession of a weapon on school premises will subject the student to disciplinary action which may include expulsion for the remainder of the school year and in some instances, permanent expulsion. In addition to disciplinary action which will be taken by the district, it is the policy of this District to report the possession of a dangerous weapon on school premises to the appropriate law enforcement agency for prosecution in the criminal courts.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

Federal laws prohibit discrimination under programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. The statutes listed below are applicable to McKissick Elementary School.

TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964

No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

TITLE IX OF THE EDUCATION AMENDMENT OF 1972

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

No In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the School District of Pickens County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Students, parents. or patrons needing accommodations should contact the school ADA/504 Coordinator, the principal, and or the District ADA/504 Coordinator, Ms. Miriam Coffman (855-8150, ext. 141).

Inquires concerning the above may be addressed to either of the following:

 

Dr. Danny Merck,Superintendent

The School District of Pickens County

1348 Griffin Mill Road

Easley, South Carolina 29640

Mr. Gary Mohr, Principal

McKissick Elementary School

156 McKissick Road

Easley, South Carolina 29640