Section 4 - Code of Conduct

Northbrook District 28 Code of Conduct 
Northbrook District 28 staff, parents, board members, and administrators have developed a district-wide discipline framework – The Northbrook District 28 Code of Conduct and Discipline.

The administration works closely with staff to ensure that a safe and productive school atmosphere is maintained. School personnel are available to meet with parents and may initiate contact with parents when a child has serious or repeated difficulties following school expectations. Teachers and administrators will use the Northbrook District 28 Code of Conduct and Discipline when discipline issues arise.

Students Rights and Responsibilities
I have the right to expect:
• An environment where I can learn.
• That I will be respected by others.
• To be listened to and be heard.
• To be myself.
• To feel safe.
• To be safe.
• That my property is safe and that I will be allowed to use school property to help me learn.
• To learn.
I have the responsibility to:
• Come to school prepared and ready to learn.
• Act in a way that allows others to learn.
• Show respect for other people’s feelings in what I say, how I speak, and how I act.
• Be honest and speak with respectful words and tone.
• Appreciate others’ differences in culture, gender, race, religion, language, and age.
• Follow school rules.
• Act in a way that will not hurt other people on the inside or the outside.
• Respect and care for the property of others and the school.
• Do my own schoolwork, pay attention in class, work with peers, and ask for help when I don’t understand.
Staff Rights and Responsibilities
I have the right to expect:
• Parental support in working toward the behavior expected of their children.
• Cooperation from parents in developing a program designed in the best interest of the child.
• An environment that is conducive to teaching.
• That each child try to be a good listener.
• That students arrive on time and follow the school calendar.
• That the children will be responsible for daily assignments.
• To be treated with respect by students & parents.
• That students will be prepared for class.
• To be able to request support from colleagues and administrators to address disruptive behavior that interrupts the educational process
I have the responsibility to:
• Remember that children learn by the example I set.
• Create a partnership for student success.
• Foster open, ongoing communication with parents throughout.
• Be consistent and fair in dealing with children.
• Provide an atmosphere conducive to learning.
• Show respect for children’s feelings, recognizing their individuality, unique differences and needs.
• Promptly notify parents of issues and/or disciplinary actions which would extend the school day so that we can work together.
• Prevent discipline problems in or out of the classroom from interfering with the educational process.
• Work with students on discipline problems from interfering with the educational process.

Parent Rights and Responsibilities
I have the right to expect:
• That my child will be provided a safe learning environment.
• Collaborative communication with teachers.
• All staff to treat my child with respect.
• Discipline that is fair and consistent.
• That I will be notified of academic concerns.
• That I will be notified of behavior concerns.
• That I will be listened to and be heard.
I have the responsibility to:
• Support expectations and school rules.
• Set good examples at home.
• Promote regular attendance and notify school when my child is sick.
• Have my child arrive on time for school.
• Teach my child the safest route to school.
• Teach my child to respect others, school rules, and property.
• Communicate my concerns to teachers/principal/staff.
• Provide a supportive environment for homework and studying.
• Keep my child healthy and pre pared for school.
• Assure that my child understands these rights and responsibilities.