JF/JFA - Student Rights and Responsibilities**

Code: JF/JFA
Adopted: 8/13/97 
Revised/Readopted: 11/16/22
Orig. Code: JF/JFA

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 these 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;
2. 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;
3. The right to due process of law with respect to suspension, expulsion and decisions which the student believes injure their rights;
4. The right to free inquiry and expression; the responsibility to observe reasonable rules regarding these rights;
5. The right to privacy, which includes privacy with respect to the student’s education records.

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

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


Legal Reference(s)

ORS 332.061
ORS 332.072
ORS 337.150
ORS 339.155
ORS 339.240                                                                                                                                                  ORS 339.250
ORS 659.850
ORS 659.865
OAR 581-021-0045
OAR 581-021-0046
OAR 581-021-0050 to -0075
OAR 581-022-2310

Hazelwood Sch. District v. Kuhlmeier, 484 U.S. 260 (1988).
Bethel Sch. Dist. v. Fraser, 478 U.S. 675 (1986).

Cross Reference(s)

JFC - Student Conduct