JF/JFA - Student Rights and Responsibilities

Code: JF/JFA
Adopted: 8/13/97 

The Board has the responsibility to afford students the rights that are theirs by virtue of guarantees offered under federal and state constitutions and statutes.  In connection with rights are responsibilities that must be assumed by students.

Among these student rights and responsibilities are the following:

  1. Civil rights--including the rights to equal educational opportunity and freedom from discrimination; the responsibility not to discriminate against others;
  1. The right to attend free public schools; the responsibility to attend school regularly and to observe school rules essential for permitting others to learn at school;
  1. The right to due process of law with respect to suspension, expulsion, and decisions which the student believes injure his/her rights;
  1. The right to free inquiry and expression; the responsibility to observe reasonable rules regarding these rights;
  1.  The right to privacy, which includes privacy in respect to the student’s school records.

Students have the right to know the behavior standards expected of them as well as to know the consequences of misbehavior.

Student’s rights and responsibilities, including standards of conduct, will be made available to students and their parents through information distributed annually.

Legal Reference(s)

ORS 332.061
ORS 332.072
ORS 337.150
ORS 339.155
ORS 339.240 - 339.450
ORS 659.150
ORS 659.175
OAR 581-021-0045
OAR 581-021-0046
OAR 581-021-0050 to -0075
OAR 581-022-1140
Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, 484 U.S. 260 (1988).
Bethel School District No. 403 v. Fraser, 478 U.S. 675 (1986).

Cross Reference(s)

JFC - Student Conduct