Sequoia Union High School District and Carlmont High School
 
STUDENT BEHAVIOR POLICY

The staff of Carlmont High School is committed to providing an educational and productive environment. If we are to attain positive outcomes, all members of the Carlmont High School community, the staff, the students, and the parents, need to cooperate and interact with one another in a responsible, controlled and respectful manner.

The Student Behavior Policy of Carlmont High School was developed and revised with input from students, parents and teachers. This general summary is not all-inclusive, nor is it intended to alter in any way the Sequoia Union High School District Behavior Policy. If any difference of interpretation shall occur, the actual Board Policy shall prevail.

THE POLICY'S PURPOSE:

The Carlmont High School Student Behavior Policy is intended to provide guidance to students, parents, teachers and administrators regarding the responsibilities and rights of each in contributing to a desirable school atmosphere.

EXPECTATIONS OF PARENTS:

Parents are expected to support their students through cooperation with school personnel and by assuming responsibility in assisting their students to maintain appropriate standards of behavior and attendance.

EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS:

Students at Carlmont High School are expected to exert the self-discipline necessary to conduct themselves in a manner that shows respect for themselves and other members of the school community.

Any behavior that interferes with the educational program of Carlmont or that is adverse to the welfare of other students will not be tolerated and will be dealt with according to the rules and regulations of the Sequoia Union High School District and the state laws regulating students' behavior and discipline.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Sequoia Union High School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in its educational programs or employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, respectively. In addition, the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in any educational program. Students, parents, or guardians of students who have concerns about these regulations should contact: Mrs. Susan Berghouse, Title IX Coordinator or Ms. Linda Common, Section 504 Coordinator, Sequoia Union High School District, 480 James Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94062-1098, (650) 369-1411.

Uniform Complaint Procedures

The Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees recognizes that the District has primary responsibility for insuring that it complies with state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs. The District will investigate and seek to resolve complaints at the local level. The District will follow uniform complaint procedures when addressing complaints alleging unlawful discrimination or failure to comply with state or federal law in all education programs. Complaints should be filed with the District superintendent. See your school principal to review regulations for procedures in filing a complaint, to get information relating to complaints that are investigated directly by state agencies, and to receive information regarding your legal rights