STUDENT HANDBOOK MANUAL DEL ESTUDIANTE
RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES DERECHOS Y RESPONSABILIDADES
DISCIPLINE POLICY POLÍTICA DE DISCIPLINA
Effective 2017-2018 Efectiva 2017-2018
Ascension Parish School Board Junta Escolar de la Parroquia de Ascensión
Donaldsonville, Louisiana Donaldsonville, Louisiana
391-7000 / 257-2000 391-7000 / 257-2000
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Approved by the APSB Aprobado por la APSB
May 2017 Mayo 2017
ASCENSION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD ASCENSIÓN ESCUELA PARROQUIAL
Dear Parent, Querido padre,
Please remove this page and the next page and return to your child's school so the school Quite esta página y la siguiente página y regrese a la escuela de su hijo para que la escuela
will have a record that you have received and reviewed this Handbook. Tendrá un registro que ha recibido y revisado este Manual. Notwithstanding, A pesar de,
ignorance of this Handbook or its contents shall not constitute a defense or excuse. El desconocimiento de este Manual o de su contenido no constituirá una defensa o excusa.
Thank You! ¡Gracias!
We hereby acknowledge that we have read the Student Rights and Responsibilities Por la presente reconocemos que hemos leído los Derechos y Responsabilidades de los Estudiantes
Handbook, which includes the APSB Parental Involvement Policy and Title I Parent Manual, que incluye la Política de Participación de los Padres de APSB y el Título I de los Padres
Complaint Procedures (state and local). Procedimientos de Quejas (estatales y locales). We agree that the student shall be accountable for Estamos de acuerdo en que el estudiante será responsable por
ALL rules and regulations in this Handbook. TODAS las reglas y regulaciones en este Manual.
Parent's Signature Firma de los padres
Student's Signature Firma del estudiante
Names of other children attending Ascension Parish Schools and grades of each: Nombres de otros niños que asisten a las Escuelas parroquiales de Ascensión y calificaciones de cada uno:
If you have any questions, please contact your child's school. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la escuela de su hijo.
Internet Use Uso de Internet
It is imperative that all students, parents, and APSB employees read the Acceptable Use Policy Es imprescindible que todos los estudiantes, padres y empleados de APSB lean la Política de Uso Aceptable
( Appendix E ). (Apéndice E). Students and staff will be granted rights to use the network on their signing an Se concederá a los estudiantes y al personal los derechos de utilizar la red en la
Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), AUP receipt sheet, or this waiver. Política de Uso Aceptable (AUP), hoja de recibo de AUP o esta renuncia. If any parent/guardian does Si algún padre / guardián
not agree to the use of the district technology instructional resources by the student, please No está de acuerdo con el uso de los recursos de instrucción de tecnología del distrito por el estudiante, por favor
express any objections, in writing, in a separate letter to the principal . expresar objeciones, por escrito, en una carta por separado al director.
Television Taping and Broadcast Televisión de grabación y difusión
From time to time, student's pictures/video will be taken at school or at school activities. De vez en cuando, las fotos / video del estudiante serán tomadas en la escuela o en actividades escolares. These Estas
pictures may be broadcast or used in print/TV media for public viewing. Las imágenes pueden ser difundidas o utilizadas en medios de impresión / TV para su visualización pública. If any parent/guardian Si cualquier padre / guardián
does not agree to the use of their child's pictures in this manner, please express any objections, No acepta el uso de imágenes de su hijo de esta manera, por favor, exprese cualquier objeción,
in writing, in a separate letter to the principa l . por escrito, en una carta separada a la principa l.
Biometric Scanning for Child Nutrition Program Escaneo Biométrico para el Programa de Nutrición Infantil
If a parent does not want their child to participate in this program as described in Appendix P , the Si un padre no quiere que su hijo participe en este programa como se describe en el Apéndice P, el
parent shall notify the school in writing. El padre debe notificar a la escuela por escrito.
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PARENT CONSENT FOR ATHLETIC PROGRAMS, AWARD PUBLICITY, CONSENTIMIENTO DE PADRES PARA PROGRAMAS ATLÉTICOS, PUBLICIDAD DE PREMIOS,
HONOR ROLL LISTS, ONLINE RESOURCES, TOPS, COLLEGE HONOR LISTAS DE ROLLO, RECURSOS EN LÍNEA, TOPS, COLLEGE
SCHOLARSHIPS, NCAA, GRANTS, AID PROGRAMS, COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY BECAS, NCAA, SUBVENCIONES, PROGRAMAS DE AYUDA, UNIVERSIDAD / UNIVERSIDAD
ADMISSIONS, and OTHER USES OF STUDENT INFORMATION ADMISIONES y OTROS USOS DE LA INFORMACIÓN DEL ESTUDIANTE
Some of your child's information may be shared with the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Parte de la información de su hijo puede ser compartida con la Oficina de Financiamiento Estudiantil de Louisiana
Assistance (LOSFA), Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA), various clubs and (LOSFA), la Asociación Atlética de Escuelas Secundarias de Louisiana (LHSAA), varios clubes y
organizations that your child will join (BETA, FCA, FHA, etc), local news media (athletics, Organizaciones que su hijo se unirá (BETA, FCA, FHA, etc), los medios de comunicación locales (atletismo,
honor roll, events, and awards), event programs (football and other sporting events, music Honor, eventos y premios), programas de eventos (fútbol y otros eventos deportivos, música
and theatrical performances, graduation and award ceremonies, etc), online resources and Y actuaciones teatrales, ceremonias de graduación y premiación, etc.), recursos en línea y
educational tools (digital library resources, homework help, etc), any postsecondary education Herramientas educativas (recursos de biblioteca digital, ayuda con tareas, etc.), cualquier educación postsecundaria
institution(s) to which your child applies, school photography providers, and some others as detailed Institución (es) a la que su hijo (a) se aplica, proveedores de fotografía escolar y algunos otros como detallados
To allow your child to appear in event programs, be recognized for awards and Permitir que su hijo (a) aparezca en programas de eventos, ser reconocido por premios y
achievements, take pictures for ID badges, take advantage of online resources, and to ensure Logros, tomar fotos para las tarjetas de identificación, aprovechar los recursos en línea y
eligibility for TOPS, you must sign to provide your consent. elegibilidad para TOPS, debe firmar para dar su consentimiento.
APSB will follow all local, state, and federal data security rules and only share the APSB seguirá todas las reglas de seguridad de datos locales, estatales y federales y
data that is required for the purpose stated. Datos que se requieren para el propósito indicado.
PLEASE SIGN BELOW AND RETURN TO SCHOOL! ¡POR FAVOR FIRME ABAJO Y VUELVE A LA ESCUELA!
I CONSENT to my child's school collecting my child's personal information and Doy mi consentimiento para la escuela de mi hijo recopilar información personal de mi hijo y
disclosing the personal information collected to: Divulgar la información personal recopilada a:
• LOSFA and postsecondary education institution(s) (Cumulative records required) • LOSFA y la (s) institución (es) de educación postsecundaria (registros acumulativos requeridos)
• University Transcript Requests for Scholarship and Admissions • Solicitudes de Becas y Admisiones de Transcripción Universitaria
• LHSAA, NCAA and sports programs • LHSAA, NCAA y programas deportivos
• Programs for Graduations, Performances, and Award Programs • Programas para graduaciones, actuaciones y programas de premios
• Clubs and Organizations • Clubes y Organizaciones
• Online Resources and Educational Tools • Recursos en línea y herramientas educativas
I understand and acknowledge that the consent provided herein shall be valid for my Entiendo y reconozco que el consentimiento aquí provisto será válido para mi
child's cumulative transcript records as of the date of signature and shall remain valid and Registros acumulativos de transcripciones del niño a partir de la fecha de la firma y
in effect until revoked in writing by parent or a student over the age of 18. En vigor hasta que sea revocada por escrito por el padre o un estudiante mayor de 18 años.
Signature of Parent/Legal Guardian Firma del Padre / Tutor Legal
My Child's Full Name Nombre Completo de Mi Hijo
Printed Name of Parent/Legal Guardian Nombre impreso del padre / tutor legal
School Name Nombre de escuela
If any parent/guardian does not agree to any specific use as described here for the student, Si cualquier padre / guardián no está de acuerdo con un uso específico como se describe aquí para el estudiante,
please express any objections, in writing, in a separate letter to the principal . por favor, exprese objeciones, por escrito, en una carta por separado al director.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLA DE CONTENIDO
Mission Statement and Positive Behavior Support………………………………….…………….3 Declaración de Misión y Apoyo al Comportamiento Positivo ........................................ ............... .3
Message from Superintendent …………………………………………………………………….4 Mensaje del Superintendente .............................................................................. .4
Points Requiring Special Attention ……………………………………………………………….5 Puntos que requieren atención especial .......................................................... .5
Child Nutrition Program School Meal Payment Policy…………..…………………….................9 Programa de Nutrición Infantil Política de Pago de Comidas Escolares ............ .. ........................ ............... 9
Parental Complaint Procedures ……………………………………………………………….…13 Procedimientos para quejas de los padres ........................................................................ ... 13
Title I - Parental Involvement Policy and Complaint Procedures (state and local)….…………..14 Título I - Política de Participación de los Padres y Procedimientos de Quejas (estatales y locales) ............ .14
Students' Rights and Responsibilities ...………………………………………………………....22 Derechos y Responsabilidades de los Estudiantes ............................................................... 22
Quality Education ………………………………………………………………22 Educación de Calidad ........................................................................ 22
Attendance ………………………………………………………………………22 Asistencia ................................................................................. 22
Safety ……………………………………………………………………………23 Seguridad ....................................................................................... 23
Official Information ……………………………………………………………..24 Información oficial ...................................................... .24
Dress and Grooming ………………………………………………………….…24 Vestido y aseo ................................................................... ... 24
Student Activities …………………………………………………………….….25 Actividades de los Estudiantes ...................................................................... ... .25
Bus Safety …………………………………………………………………….…25 Seguridad en el autobús .............................................................................. ... 25
Due Process ……………………………………………………………………...26 Proceso debido .............................................................................. ... 26
Gathering Evidence and Information Involving Disciplinary Offenses ………………………...27 Recolección de evidencia e información sobre delitos disciplinarios .............................. 27
Searches ………………………………………………………………………....27 Búsquedas ................................................................................. ... 27
Drug Detection Team ……………………………………………………………28 Equipo de Detección de Drogas ...................................................................... 28
Statements or Videotaped Statements of Students and Administrators …………30 Declaraciones o declaraciones grabadas en video de estudiantes y administradores ............ 30
Discipline Policy ………………………………………………………………………………...31 Política de Disciplina .......................................................................................... ... 31
Offenses ………………………………………………………………………....31 Delitos ................................................................................. ... 31
Disciplinary Procedures …………………………………………………………35 Procedimientos disciplinarios .............................................................. 35
a. a. Short-term Suspension Procedures (10 days or less) ………………………..35 Procedimientos de Suspensión a Corto Plazo (10 días o menos) ...............................35
b. segundo. Expulsion Procedures ………………………………………………………..36 Procedimientos de expulsión ..............................................
c. do. Offensive Conduct at the End of the School Year …………………………..39 Conducta ofensiva al final del año escolar .............................. .39
d. re. Additional Rules of Expulsion ………………………………………………39 Reglas Adicionales de Expulsión ........................................ 39
Appendix A High School Tardy Policy ……………………………………………………….41 Apéndice A Política de Tardanzas en la Escuela Secundaria ............................................................ .41
Appendix B Procedures Regarding (K-8) Student Absenteeism, Truancy and Visitors at Apéndice B Procedimientos con respecto al (K-8) Absentismo estudiantil, absentismo escolar y visitantes en
School …………………………………………………………………………...42 Escuela .................................................................................... ... 42
Appendix C Standardized Elementary (Grades Pre-K-8) Dress Code...………………………43 Apéndice C Código de Vestimenta Estandarizado de Primaria (Grados Pre-K-8) ........................... 43
Appendix D Standardized High School Dress Code.………………………………………….46 Apéndice D Código de Vestimenta Estandarizado de la Escuela Secundaria. .............................................
Appendix E Acceptable Use Policy – Internet.………………………………………………..50 Apéndice E Política de Uso Aceptable - Internet. ...................................................... .50
Appendix F APSB Student/Parent One to One Contract…………………...…………………55 Apéndice F CONTRATO UNIVERSITARIO / APOYO APSB de Padres y Maestros ..................................
Appendix G Prohibition of Sexual Harassment: Policy and Procedures ……...………………62 Apéndice G Prohibición del Acoso Sexual: Políticas y Procedimientos .................. 62
Appendix H Health Information ………………………………………………………………67 Apéndice H Información de salud ........................................................................ 67
Health Screening…………………………………………………………………………67 Examen de salud .................................................................................... 67
Immunization Requirements.…………………………………………………………….68 Requisitos de inmunización ..................................................................... .68
Help Break the Cycle – Healthful Hints ………………………………………………...69 Ayuda a romper el ciclo - Consejos saludables ...................................................... ... 69
Administration of Medication …………………………………………………………..71 Administración de medicamentos .................................................................. ..71
Communicable Diseases/Lice……………………………………………………………78 Enfermedades Transmisibles / Piojos ...................................................................... 78
Appendix I Bullying, Intimidation, Harassment and Hazing ………………………………..81 Apéndice I Intimidación, intimidación, acoso y hostigamiento .................................... .. 81
Appendix J Student Disciplinary Action – Driving is a Privilege …………………………...87 Apéndice J Acción Disciplinaria Estudiantil - Conducir es un Privilegio .............................. ... 87
Appendix K Policy on Electronic Devices …....………………………………………………88 Apéndice K Política sobre Dispositivos Electrónicos ........................................................ 88
Appendix L Wellness Policy…………………………………………………………………..91 Apéndice L Política de Bienestar .............................................................................. 91
Appendix M Teacher's Bill of Rights………………………………………………………….94 Apéndice M Declaración de Derechos del Maestro .................................................................. .94
Appendix N Electronics Communication Policy………………………………………………95 Apéndice N Política de Comunicación Electrónica .................................................... 95
Appendix O Procedures - Biometric Scanning in the Child Nutrition Program........................98 Procedimientos del Apéndice O - Escaneo Biométrico en el Programa de Nutrición Infantil ...
Appendix P Student/Athlete Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.…….…………...…………...99 Apéndice P Política de exámenes de alcohol y drogas para estudiantes y atletas ............ ............ ... 99
Appendix Q Honor Roll Guidelines (Grades1-8) …………………………………………....103 Apéndice Q Pautas para el cuadro de honor (grados 1 a 8) ................................................ 103
Appendix R Seclusion/Restraint Guidelines …….…………………………………………..104 Apéndice R Guías de aislamiento / restricción ....... ............................................ .104
Appendix S Service Animals in Schools ...…….……………………………………………106 Apéndice S Animales de Servicio en las Escuelas ...... ...... ................................................... 106
Appendix T Crisis Plan………………………………………………………………………108 Plan de crisis del Apéndice T ................................................................................ 108
Appendix U Notification of Rights under FERPA / Disclosure of Directory Information …..109 Apéndice U Notificación de derechos bajo FERPA / Divulgación de Información de Directorio ... ..109
Appendix V Notification of Rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment ………113 V Notificación apéndice de Derechos bajo la protección de los derechos de los alumnos Enmienda ......... 113
Appendix W Notification of Military Recruitment.…………………………………..………115 Apéndice W Notificación de Reclutamiento Militar ....................................... .. 115
Glossary ….…………………………………………………………………………….………116 Glosario .... ........................................................................................ ......... 116
School Board Members ………………………………………………………………………...119 Miembros del Consejo Escolar ................................................................................. ... 119
Statement of Non-Discrimination ……………………………………………………………...120 Declaración de No Discriminación ..................................................................... ... 120
I. MISSION STATEMENT I. DECLARACIÓN DE LA MISIÓN
The mission of the Ascension Parish School System is to provide each student the high-quality education La misión del Sistema Escolar Parroquial de Ascensión es proveer a cada estudiante la educación de alta calidad
necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world. Necesario para tener éxito en un mundo en constante cambio.
In the classrooms of the Ascension Parish Public School Board, there is a place for every child. En las aulas de la Junta de Escuelas Públicas de la parroquia de Ascensión, hay un lugar para cada niño.
All public schools in our parish are state approved, recognized by the Louisiana Department of Education Todas las escuelas públicas en nuestra parroquia son aprobadas por el estado, reconocidas por el Departamento de Educación de Louisiana
as meeting standards prescribed by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Como cumplimiento de las normas prescritas por la Junta Estatal de Educación Primaria y Secundaria. In addition en adición
to the state accreditation, all schools have attained regional accreditation through the Southern Association A la acreditación estatal, todas las escuelas han logrado la acreditación regional a través de la Asociación del Sur
of Colleges and Schools. De Colegios y Escuelas. (SACS) (SACS)
II. II. POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION SUPPORT (PBIS) APOYO DE INTERVENCIÓN DE COMPORTAMIENTO POSITIVO (PBIS)
Our district vision for discipline is that all students will have a safe, positive, caring, learning environment Nuestra visión de distrito para la disciplina es que todos los estudiantes tendrán un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro, positivo, cariñoso
with schools focused on providing consistent rules, discipline, positive values, and the social skills. Con escuelas enfocadas en proveer reglas consistentes, disciplina, valores positivos y las habilidades sociales. In order En orden
to accomplish our district's vision, schools have adopted School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention para llevar a cabo la visión de nuestro distrito, las escuelas han adoptado Intervención de Comportamiento Positivo para toda la Escuela
Support (SW-PBIS), an evidence based discipline practice. Soporte (SW-PBIS), una práctica basada en la evidencia disciplina.
School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention Support (SW-PBIS) is comprised of a broad range of Comportamiento Positivo intervención de apoyo para toda la Escuela (SW-PBIS) se compone de una amplia gama de
systemic and individual strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes while preventing Sistémicas e individuales para lograr importantes resultados sociales y de aprendizaje,
problem behavior with all students. Problema con todos los estudiantes. SW-PBIS is not a specific “model”, but a compilation of effective El SW-PBIS no es un "modelo" específico, sino una compilación de
practices, interventions, and systems change strategies that have a long history of empirical support and Prácticas, intervenciones y sistemas cambian estrategias que tienen una larga historia de apoyo empírico y
development and individually have been demonstrated to be empirically effective and efficient. Desarrollo e individualmente han demostrado ser empíricamente eficaces y eficientes. ( Blueprint, (Blueprint,
University of Oregon, 2004 ). Universidad de Oregon, 2004).
The goal of PBIS is academic and social success. El objetivo de PBIS es el éxito académico y social. This goal is accomplished through the developments of Esta meta se logra a través de los desarrollos de
universal expectations for all students, support plans for students at risk, and individualized programs for Expectativas universales para todos los estudiantes, planes de apoyo para estudiantes en riesgo, y programas
students with significant behavior challenges. Estudiantes con desafíos significativos de comportamiento. The principal practices include, but are not limited to: Las principales prácticas incluyen, pero no se limitan a:
• defining expectations; • definir las expectativas;
• teaching expectations and social skills necessary for students to meet the expectations; • enseñar las expectativas y habilidades sociales necesarias para que los estudiantes cumplan con las expectativas;
• implementing contextual changes to support meeting expectations; • implementar cambios contextuales para apoyar las expectativas de la reunión; and y
• implementing strategies to increasing performance of expectations including frequent • la aplicación de estrategias para aumentar el rendimiento de las expectativas,
reinforcement and corrective consequences. Reforzamiento y consecuencias correctivas.
When implemented together with this Student Handbook , the PBIS policy is designed to provide a quality Cuando se implementa junto con este Manual del Estudiante, la política PBIS está diseñado para proporcionar una calidad
education with consistent rules and discipline. Educación con reglas y disciplina consistentes.
A MESSAGE FROM THE APSB SUPERINTENDENT UN MENSAJE DEL SUPERINTENDENTE DE LA APSB
Dear Students: Queridos estudiantes:
Welcome to a new school year. Bienvenido a un nuevo año escolar. I hope that this will be one of your best school Espero que esta sea una de tus mejores escuelas
years ever. Años. This handbook is provided to help you have a smooth, productive Este manual se proporciona para ayudarle a tener una
experience in our school system. Experiencia en nuestro sistema escolar. It explains both your rights and your Explica tanto sus derechos como su
responsibilities as a student. Responsabilidades como estudiante. Your following these guidelines will help to promote a Su seguimiento de estas directrices ayudará a promover una
safe, healthy, and positive school environment for you and your fellow students. Seguro, saludable y positivo para usted y sus compañeros.
We want you to have the best possible educational experience in our school Queremos que usted tenga la mejor experiencia educativa posible en nuestra escuela
system. sistema. Consequently, we emphasize the importance of respect among fellow En consecuencia, destacamos la importancia del respeto entre los
students, faculty, staff, and administration. Estudiantes, facultad, personal y administración. We want you to have a strong support Queremos que usted tenga un fuerte apoyo
system, so we urge you to develop strong, positive relationships with your teachers, Sistema, por lo que le instamos a desarrollar relaciones fuertes y positivas con sus profesores,
administrators, and other adults on campus. Administradores y otros adultos en el campus.
We encourage you to work hard to acquire all of the academic, technical, and Le animamos a trabajar duro para adquirir todos los conocimientos académicos, técnicos y
social skills you will need to be successful in whatever endeavors you pursue when Habilidades sociales que necesitará para tener éxito en cualquier esfuerzo que persiga cuando
you finish school. Terminaste la escuela The same skills that will make you successful in school—hard Las mismas habilidades que le harán tener éxito en la escuela.
work, discipline, responsibility, a positive attitude, teamwork, respect for and an Trabajo, disciplina, responsabilidad, actitud positiva, trabajo en equipo, respeto y
ability to get along with others—will make you successful in the 21 st century capacidad de llevarse bien con los demás-le hará éxito en el siglo 21.
workplace. lugar de trabajo. We urge you to take full advantage of the many opportunities your Le instamos a aprovechar al máximo las muchas oportunidades que su
school experience will provide for you to develop these skills. La experiencia escolar le proporcionará para desarrollar estas habilidades. They will serve you Te servirán
well for a lifetime. Bien para toda la vida.
Again, I wish you the best, and we are all looking forward to another great Una vez más, le deseo lo mejor, y todos estamos esperando a otro gran
school year. año escolar.
With best regards, Con los mejores deseos,
David Alexander David Alexander
Ascension Parish School Board Junta Escolar de la Parroquia de Ascensión
POINTS REQUIRING SPECIAL ATTENTION PUNTOS QUE REQUIEREN ATENCIÓN ESPECIAL
1. Ignorance of the law (Federal or State), this Handbook, APSB Policy, or school rules is not a 1. El desconocimiento de la ley (Federal o Estatal), este Manual, la Política APSB o las reglas de la escuela no es un
defense to any disciplinary action for commission of acts warranting discipline. Defensa a cualquier acción disciplinaria por comisión de actos que justifiquen la disciplina.
2. School administrators shall notify or request assistance of law enforcement officials whenever 2. Los administradores de la escuela deberán notificar o solicitar la asistencia de los
there is suspicion that a criminal offense has been committed on school property or at school- Se sospecha que se ha cometido un delito en la propiedad de la escuela o en la escuela-
sponsored functions. Funciones patrocinadas.
3. Students qualified under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or under the 3. Los estudiantes calificados bajo la Ley de Educación de Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA) o
Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) shall be disciplined in accordance with those laws. La Ley de Rehabilitación (Sección 504) será disciplinada de acuerdo con esas leyes. Specific Específico
procedures regarding discipline, complaints, and due process for students with disabilities Procedimientos sobre disciplina, quejas y debido proceso para estudiantes con discapacidades
qualified for services under the IDEA can be found in the Louisiana Educational Rights of cualificado para servicios bajo IDEA se pueden encontrar en los Derechos de la Educación de Louisiana
Children with Disabilities Booklet [Booklet] . Los niños con discapacidades de folletos [Folleto]. Every parent of a student with disabilities will Todos los padres de un estudiante con discapacidades
be provided the rights booklet at least once annually. Al menos una vez al año. The booklet is also posted online and is El folleto también se publica en línea y
posted at the LeBlanc Special Services – Special Education Department. Publicado en el Departamento Especial de Educación de LeBlanc.
4. A conspiracy or agreement to commit any disciplinary offense on school property or at a 4. Una conspiración o acuerdo para cometer cualquier delito disciplinario en la propiedad escolar o en un
school-sponsored event shall be punishable by disciplinary action, even if the Evento patrocinado por la escuela será castigado con acción disciplinaria, aunque el
conspiracy/agreement occurs off of school property or outside of school-sponsored events. Conspiración / acuerdo ocurre fuera de propiedad de la escuela o fuera de eventos patrocinados por la escuela.
For Example : If a student at home telephones another student at home to arrange a transaction Por ejemplo: Si un estudiante en teléfonos domésticos otro estudiante en casa para organizar una transacción
involving drugs, and the transaction is planned to take place on school property, then each Drogas, y la transacción está planeada para tener lugar en la propiedad de la escuela,
student shall be guilty of conspiracy to commit a disciplinary offense and be punished Estudiante será culpable de conspiración para cometer un delito disciplinario y ser castigado
accordingly. en consecuencia.
5. State law (see La. RS 17:416, et seq .) mandates that students shall or may be expelled for 5. La ley del estado (ver La RS. 17: 416, et seq.) Ordena que los estudiantes deben o pueden ser expulsados por
statutorily prescribed lengths of time based on age and grade of the student for the commission Los plazos estipulados por la ley sobre la edad y el grado del estudiante para la comisión
of certain specified offenses. De determinados delitos especificados. Pursuant to state law, students shall be expelled for the De conformidad con la ley estatal, los estudiantes serán expulsados por la
A. Drugs. A. Drogas. Possession of, or knowledge of and intentional distribution, or possession with Posesión de, o conocimiento de, y distribución intencional, o posesión con
intent to distribute any illegal drug or substance on school property. Intención de distribuir cualquier droga o sustancia ilegal en la propiedad de la escuela. (See Note following (Ver nota siguiente
5(B). 5 (B).
B. Firearms. B. Armas de fuego. Possession of a firearm on school property or a school bus or actual Posesión de un arma de fuego en la propiedad escolar o un autobús escolar o
possession at a school-sponsored event. Posesión en un evento patrocinado por la escuela.
Note: Louisiana provides: Nota: Louisiana ofrece:
1) Any student, sixteen years of age or older, found guilty of being in possession of a 1) Cualquier estudiante, de dieciséis años de edad o más, encontrado culpable de estar en posesión de una
firearm on school property, on a school bus, or in actual possession at a school Arma de fuego en la propiedad de la escuela, en un autobús escolar, o en posesión real en una escuela
sponsored event, shall be expelled from school for a minimum period of four complete evento patrocinado, será expulsado de la escuela por un período mínimo de cuatro completa
school semesters, and shall be referred to the district attorney for appropriate action. semestres escolares, y se remitirán a la fiscal de distrito para la acción apropiada.
2) Any student sixteen years of age or older found guilty of possession of, or knowledge 2) Cualquier estudiante de dieciséis años de edad o más culpables de posesión de, o el conocimiento
of and intentional distribution of, or possession with intent to distribute any illegal Distribución intencional o posesión con la intención de distribuir cualquier
narcotic, drug, or other controlled substance on school property, on a school bus, or at Narcóticos, drogas u otra sustancia controlada en la propiedad de la escuela, en un autobús escolar o en
a school sponsored event pursuant to a hearing shall be expelled from school for a Un evento patrocinado por la escuela en virtud de una audiencia será expulsado de la escuela por un
minimum period of four complete school semesters . período mínimo de cuatro semestres escolares completos.
3) Any student who is under sixteen years of age and in grades six through twelve and 3) Cualquier estudiante que es menor de dieciséis años de edad y en los grados seis a doce y
who is found guilty of being in possession of a firearm on school property, on a school Quien es hallado culpable de estar en posesión de un arma de fuego en la propiedad escolar, en una escuela
bus, or in actual possession at a school sponsored event, shall be expelled from school Autobús, o en posesión real en un evento patrocinado por la escuela, será expulsado de la escuela
for a minimum period of four complete school semesters , and shall be referred to the por un período mínimo de cuatro semestres escolares completos, y se remitirán a la
district attorney for appropriate action. Abogado del distrito para la acción apropiada.
4) Any student who is under sixteen years of age and in grades six through twelve and 4) Cualquier estudiante que es menor de dieciséis años de edad y en los grados seis a doce y
who is found guilty of possession of, or knowledge of and intentional distribution of, Quien sea declarado culpable de posesión, o conocimiento y distribución intencional de,
or possession with intent to distribute any illegal narcotic, drug, or other controlled O posesión con la intención de distribuir cualquier estupefaciente, droga u otro
substance on school property, on a school bus, or at a school sponsored event shall be Sustancia en la propiedad de la escuela, en un autobús escolar o en un evento patrocinado por la escuela será
expelled from school for a minimum period of two complete school semesters . expulsado de la escuela por un período mínimo de dos semestres escolares completos.
5) Any case involving a student in kindergarten through grade five found guilty of being 5) Cualquier caso que involucra a un estudiante de kindergarten a quinto grado hallado culpable de estar
in possession of a firearm on school property, on a school bus, or in actual possession En posesión de un arma de fuego en la propiedad escolar, en un autobús escolar o en posesión real
at a school sponsored event, pursuant to a hearing and after an expulsion hearing shall En un evento patrocinado por la escuela, de conformidad con una audiencia y después de una audiencia de expulsión.
be expelled from school for a minimum period of two complete school semesters and ser expulsado de la escuela por un período mínimo de dos semestres escolares completos y
shall be referred to the district attorney for appropriate action. Será referido al fiscal de distrito para la acción apropiada.
C. Four (4) suspensions. C. Cuatro (4) suspensiones.
D. Knife or dangerous instrumentality. D. Cuchillo o instrumental peligroso. Possession of a knife, the blade of which equals or Posesión de un cuchillo, cuya cuchilla es igual o
exceeds two inches in length or other dangerous instrumentality. Excede de dos pulgadas de longitud u otra instrumentalidad peligrosa. In such cases, the En tales casos, la
student shall be recommended for expulsion (except students in grades K-5 less than estudiante será recomendado para la expulsión (excepto los estudiantes en los grados K-5 menos de
11 years of age who may be recommended) and a hearing shall be held. 11 años de edad que se puede recomendar) y una audiencia se llevará a cabo.
E. Criminal conviction. E. Condena penal. The conviction of a student or incarceration of a student in a La convicción de un estudiante o la encarcelación de un estudiante en un
juvenile institution for any act defined as a felony had an adult committed such acts may Institución juvenil por cualquier acto definido como un delito mayor si un adulto cometió tales actos puede
be cause for expulsion. Causa de expulsión.
6. A student shall be subject to disciplinary action for conduct or offenses that occur at 6. Un estudiante estará sujeto a acción disciplinaria por conducta o delitos que ocurran en
extracurricular activities, sporting events (even where said student is merely a spectator), Actividades extracurriculares, eventos deportivos (incluso cuando dicho alumno no es más que un espectador),
conventions, in the parking lot or other areas of school property, and at any other school’s convenciones, en el estacionamiento u otras áreas de la propiedad de la escuela, y en cualquier otra escuela de
activities . actividades. This even includes school campuses other than where the student attends school. Esto incluye escuelas que no sean donde el estudiante asiste a la escuela.
7. The APSB is required to notify the State of Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles of certain 7. La APSB debe notificar a la Oficina de Vehículos Motorizados del Estado de Louisiana de
student infractions/disciplinary offenses which may result in the suspension of driving Infracciones estudiantiles / delitos disciplinarios que pueden resultar en la suspensión de la conducción
privileges. Privilegios See Appendix J. Véase el Apéndice J.
8. A student may be disciplined for off-campus conduct if the Principal reasonably expects the 8. Un estudiante puede ser disciplinado por conducta fuera de la escuela si el director prevea que la
off campus conduct to adversely impact the school campus. Fuera de la conducta del campus para afectar adversamente el campus de la escuela. This will explicitly apply to actions Esto se aplicará explícitamente a las acciones
conducted by an Ascension student using Ascension technology resources at any off-campus Realizado por un estudiante de Ascensión utilizando los recursos tecnológicos de Ascensión en cualquier campus fuera de la escuela
9. In order to be eligible to receive grades, high school students shall be in attendance a 9. Con el fin de ser elegibles para recibir los grados, los estudiantes de la escuela debe estar presente una
minimum of 83.5 days, or the equivalent, per semester or 167 days a school year for Mínimo de 83,5 días, o el equivalente, por semestre o 167 días por año escolar para
schools not operating on a semester basis . escuelas que no opera sobre una base semestre. Elementary students shall be in attendance a Los estudiantes de primaria estarán presentes
minimum of 167 days a school year. Mínimo de 167 días al año escolar. (State of Louisiana, Bulletin 741) (Estado de Luisiana, Boletín 741)
10. The discipline record (including suspensions) of students entering the APSB system from 10. El expediente de disciplina (incluyendo suspensiones) de los estudiantes que ingresan al sistema APSB desde
another school system during the school year shall be transferred from the other school system otro sistema escolar durante el año escolar será transferido desde el otro sistema escolar
to the APSB. A la APSB. For instance, if a student in one school system transfers to an APSB school and Por ejemplo, si un estudiante en un sistema escolar transfiere a una escuela APSB y
has 3 suspensions in the other school system, then that student shall start in the APSB system Tiene 3 suspensiones en el otro sistema escolar, entonces ese estudiante comenzará en el sistema APSB
with 3 suspensions. Con 3 suspensiones.
Any student who transfers to the APSB during the school year and who, at the time of transfer Cualquier estudiante que se transfiere a la APSB durante el año escolar y que, en el momento de la transferencia
has 4 or more suspensions, shall start school at the APSB Alternative Program. Tiene 4 o más suspensiones, comenzará la escuela en el Programa Alternativo APSB.
11. A student shall attend the school in the school district where the student resides. 11. Un estudiante asistirá a la escuela en el distrito escolar donde el estudiante reside. For purposes Por propositos
of school assignment and attendance, a student shall only reside with his parent or court De la asignación y asistencia escolar, el estudiante residirá solamente con su padre o corte
appointed custodian. Custodio designado. Legal Custody is defined as the legal status created by a court order which La Custodia Legal se define como el estatus legal creado por una orden judicial que
establishes in a custodian the right to have physical custody of the child minor. Establece en un custodio el derecho a la custodia física del menor. Legal custody Custodia legal
shall not include provisional custody by mandate. No incluirá la custodia provisional por mandato. See the APSB Residence Policy or the Vea la Política de Residencia de APSB o la
Student Assignment Policy (JBCC) for additional rules of residence. Política de Asignación de Estudiantes (JBCC) para reglas adicionales de residencia.
12. Due to the concerns with liability and student privacy/confidentiality, the Ascension Parish 12. Debido a las preocupaciones de responsabilidad y privacidad / confidencialidad del estudiante, la Parroquia de Ascensión
School Board does not permit any third party, outside agency, or service provider to provide Junta Escolar no permite ningún tercero, agencia externa, o proveedor de servicios para proporcionar
services to any student on any school campus during the school day unless advance written Servicios a cualquier estudiante en cualquier escuela durante el día escolar a menos que
permission is granted by the APSB Director of Special Education. El permiso es otorgado por el Director de Educación Especial de APSB. The APSB recognizes that La APSB reconoce que
instructional time is valuable and that it is the responsibility of the APSB to ensure Tiempo de instrucción es valioso y que es responsabilidad de la APSB asegurar
confidentiality and a quality education for all students. Confidencialidad y una educación de calidad para todos los estudiantes.
13. A student shall comply with any and all policies and rules contained in this Handbook, 13. El estudiante deberá cumplir con todas y cada una de las políticas y reglas contenidas en este Manual,
including those in the Appendix of this Handbook. Incluidos los del Apéndice de este Manual.
14. Any student who is suspended four  times during the school year shall be recommended for 14. Cualquier estudiante que sea suspendido cuatro  veces durante el año escolar será recomendado para
expulsion. expulsión. Suspensions that are counted include in school suspensions AND out of school Las suspensiones que se cuentan incluyen en suspensiones escuela y fuera de la escuela
15. Any student who has been recommended for expulsion but who withdraws from the school 15. Cualquier estudiante que ha sido recomendado para ser expulsado pero que se retira de la escuela
system prior to the expulsion hearing shall be considered expelled. Antes de la audiencia de expulsión se considerará expulsado.
16. This Handbook shall apply to any student enrolled in virtual learning, distance learning, Early 16. Este Manual se aplicará a cualquier estudiante matriculado en aprendizaje virtual, aprendizaje a distancia,
College learning, the Alternative Program, and to any other form of course work or public Aprendizaje de la universidad, el Programa Alternativo y cualquier otra forma de trabajo
education offered by the APSB. Educación ofrecida por la APSB.
17. The APSB does not accept Provisional Custody by Mandate/Affidavits for purposes of 17. El APSB no acepta la custodia provisional por el mandato / Declaraciones juradas a los efectos de
enrollment/attendance. Matrícula / asistencia. Only court ordered custody transfers/changes, together with bona fide Sólo corte ordenó transferencias de custodia / cambios, junto con la buena fe
residence changes, shall be accepted. Residencia, serán aceptados.
18. If a student is not able to attend the school in the district where the student resides as a result 18. Si un estudiante no puede asistir a la escuela en el distrito donde reside el estudiante como resultado
or because of a Court Judgment or Order (Civil or Criminal) or for any other reason, the student O debido a un fallo judicial u orden (civil o penal) o por cualquier otra razón, el estudiante
shall attend the Ascension Parish Alternative Program. Asistirán al Programa Alternativo de la parroquia de Ascensión.
CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM PROGRAMA DE NUTRICIÓN INFANTIL
SCHOOL MEAL PAYMENT POLICIES & PROCEDURES POLÍTICAS Y PROCEDIMIENTOS DE PAGO DE COMIDAS ESCOLARES
The Child Nutrition Program Meal Payment Policy was adopted by the Ascension Parish School Board on El Programa de Nutrición Infantil La Política de Pago de Comida fue adoptada por la Junta Escolar de la Parroquia de Ascensión el
March 6, 2001. The Meal Payment Policy has been implemented for full and reduced priced students 6 de marzo de 2001. La Política de Pago de Comidas ha sido implementada para estudiantes de precio completo ya precio reducido
purchasing school meals. Comprar comidas escolares. If you have any questions concerning the policy, please contact the Child Si tiene alguna pregunta relacionada con la política, comuníquese con el
Nutrition Department at (225) 391-7335. Departamento de Nutrición al (225) 391-7335. For questions concerning student accounts, please contact the Si tiene preguntas sobre las cuentas de los estudiantes,
Child Nutrition Manager at the school. Gerente de Nutrición Infantil en la escuela.
ADVANCED PAYMENT PROCEDURE PROCEDIMIENTO DE PAGO AVANZADO
All school meals should be paid in advance of the meal service whenever possible. Todas las comidas escolares deben ser pagadas antes de la comida siempre que sea posible. The cafeteria's computer La computadora de la cafetería
software allows for prepayment of meals by the day, week, month and year. Software permite el pago anticipado de las comidas por día, semana, mes y año. Prepayment of meals often Prepago de comidas frecuentemente
results in the students spending less time in the lunch line. Resultados en los estudiantes que pasan menos tiempo en la línea de almuerzo. School calendars and meal payment notices sent Calendario escolar y notificaciones de pago de comida enviadas
home with students serve as a reminder to send money for school meals. Casa con los estudiantes sirven como un recordatorio para enviar dinero para comidas escolares. In an effort to ensure that every En un esfuerzo por asegurar que cada
child receives a meal, the Child Nutrition Program extends a three lunch meal grace period to students in Niño recibe una comida, el Programa de Nutrición Infantil extiende un período de gracia de tres almuerzos a los estudiantes en
Pre-Kindergarten through 5 th grade with no money in their accounts. Pre-Kinder hasta el 5 ° grado sin dinero en sus cuentas. The parent/guardian will be notified El padre / tutor será notificado
of a negative balance and reminded to send money to be deposited into the student's account. De un saldo negativo y le recordó enviar dinero para ser depositado en la cuenta del estudiante. After the Después de la
third lunch grace period, balances must be paid in full before the student will be served a meal. Tercer almuerzo período de gracia, los saldos deben ser pagados en su totalidad antes de que el estudiante se sirve una comida.
Parents/Guardians are also encouraged to apply for free or reduced price meal benefits. También se les recomienda a los padres / tutores que soliciten beneficios de comida gratis oa precio reducido. However, Sin embargo,
students are required to pay for meals until benefits are approved. Los estudiantes están obligados a pagar por las comidas hasta que se aprueben los beneficios.
For further details see the Child Nutrition Program – Meal Payment Policies & Procedures section Para más detalles vea el Programa de Nutrición Infantil - Pautas de Pago de Comida y Procedimientos sección
OUTSTANDING BALANCE AND REFUND PROCEDURE PROCEDIMIENTO DE REEMBOLSO Y BALANCE EXCEPCIONAL
The computer software documents meal payments, meals purchased, and extra items purchased, as well as El software de computadora documenta los pagos de comidas, las comidas compradas y los artículos adicionales comprados, así como
any outstanding balances owed to the Child Nutrition Department. Los saldos pendientes debidos al Departamento de Nutrición Infantil. Cash payments, online payments, check, Pagos en efectivo, pagos en línea, cheques,
and money order numbers are also documented. Y números de orden de dinero también están documentados. If a student transfers within the parish, the student’s Si un estudiante se transfiere dentro de la parroquia,
balance will also transfer. El equilibrio también se transfiere. All outstanding balances should be paid in full by the end of the school year. Todos los saldos pendientes deben pagarse en su totalidad al final del año escolar.
At the end of the school year, some students may have a credit balance and are due a refund. Al final del año escolar, algunos estudiantes pueden tener un saldo acreedor y deben recibir un reembolso. No refunds Sin reembolsos
will be made after May 15 th . se hará después del 15 de mayo. If refunds are not requested by that date, all credit balances will be transferred Si no se solicitan reembolsos antes de esa fecha, se transferirán todos los saldos acreedores
to the next year. Al año siguiente.
MEAL PAYMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS PAGO DE COMIDA PARA TODOS LOS ESTUDIANTES
• Meals may be paid for by the day, week, month or year in advance of meal service. • Las comidas pueden ser pagadas por el día, semana, mes o año antes del servicio de comida.
• Visit our payment site where you can now pay your student's schools meals by debit or credit card • Visite nuestro sitio de pago donde ahora puede pagar las comidas de sus estudiantes por tarjeta de débito o crédito
online using a web browser from any location, 24 hours a day. En línea usando un navegador web desde cualquier lugar, las 24 horas del día. Visa and Master card accepted. Se aceptan tarjetas Visa y Master.
http://osp.osmsinc.com/AscensionLA or www.apsb.org and choose the http://osp.osmsinc.com/AscensionLA o www.apsb.org y elegir el
“STUDENTS + PARENTS” tab → Quick Links → online school payments. PÁGINA "ESTUDIANTES + PADRES" → Enlaces rápidos → pagos en línea de la escuela.
• Checks, cash or money orders will be accepted as payment for meals. • Cheques, efectivo o giros postales serán aceptados como pago por comidas.
o Physical address and phone number must be printed on check before it will be accepted for O La dirección física y el número de teléfono se deben imprimir en el cheque antes de ser aceptado para
meal payment. Pago de comida
o Check and money orders are made payable to the school. O Los cheques y giros postales se pagan a la escuela.
o Write one check per student, with the student's name and student number written in the O Escriba un cheque por estudiante, con el nombre del estudiante y el número de estudiante escrito en el
memo section. Sección del memo.
o Payment should be in a sealed envelope labeled “For Meal Payment”. O El pago debe estar en un sobre sellado con la etiqueta "For Meal Payment". Also include the Incluya también el
student's name, student number, and amount of payment enclosed on the envelope. El nombre del estudiante, el número de estudiante y el monto del pago incluido en el sobre.
o Envision Payment Solutions has been selected by Ascension Parish School Board as its O Envision Payment Solutions ha sido seleccionado por la Junta Escolar de la Parroquia de Ascension como su
check service provider. Verifique el proveedor de servicios. Please be aware that if your check is returned by your bank, it may Tenga en cuenta que si su cheque es devuelto por su banco, puede
be re-presented electronically. Ser re-presentado electrónicamente. Also, in presenting a check for payment, you authorize Además, al presentar un cheque para el pago, usted autoriza
service charges and processing fees to be debited from the same account should the check Los cargos por servicios y los gastos de tramitación que se debitarán de la misma cuenta si el cheque
be dishonored. Ser deshonrado These fees, as permitted by state law, may be debited as a paper draft or an Estos cargos, según lo permite la ley estatal, pueden ser debitados como un borrador
electronic funds transfer, at our option. Transferencia electrónica de fondos, a nuestra discreción. Each dishonored item is subject to the applicable Cada artículo deshonrado está sujeto a la
state returned check fees. Estado devuelto cheque honorarios.
o Specifically, per Louisiana Revised Statute Annotated §9:2782, the service fee for returned O Específicamente, según el Estatuto Revisado de Louisiana Anotado §9: 2782, la tarifa de servicio por devoluciones
checks is $25 or 5% of the face amount, whichever is greater. Cheques es de $ 25 o 5% de la cantidad nominal, lo que sea mayor. (Note that the fee structure (Tenga en cuenta que la estructura de tarifas
will change according to any amendments made to LA law during a school year). Cambiará de acuerdo con cualquier enmienda hecha a la ley de LA durante un año escolar).
o The last day to accept checks for meal payment is May 15 th . o El último día para aceptar cheques para el pago de las comidas es el 15 de mayo.
CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM PROGRAMA DE NUTRICIÓN INFANTIL
SCHOOL MEAL PAYMENT POLICIES & PROCEDURES POLÍTICAS Y PROCEDIMIENTOS DE PAGO DE COMIDAS ESCOLARES
NO STUDENT, PRE-KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 12 TH GRADES, WILL BE ALLOWED TO NO ESTUDIANTE, preescolar hasta 12 ° grado, se le permitirá
CHARGE BREAKFAST. DESAYUNO DE CARGA. THE STUDENT MUST HAVE MONEY IN-HAND OR IN HIS/HER EL ESTUDIANTE DEBE TENER DINERO EN LA MANO O EN SU
Pre-Kindergarten – 5 th Grade Pre-Kinder - 5º Grado
Negative Balances: Balances negativos:
• Parents will be notified when negative balance is incurred. • Los padres serán notificados cuando se incurre en saldo negativo.
• Students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5 th grade may charge up to three (3) lunch meals. • Los estudiantes en los grados Pre-Kinder hasta 5º grado pueden cargar hasta tres (3) comidas del almuerzo.
• After the three lunch meal grace period, the student will be notified not to get into any meal lines • Después de los tres días de gracia, el estudiante será notificado para no entrar en ninguna línea de comidas
until full payment is received. Hasta que se reciba el pago completo.
• The student will be served a substitute meal until the balance is paid in full. • Al estudiante se le servirá una comida sustituta hasta que el saldo se pague en su totalidad.
• After five (5) days of serving a substitute meal to the student, the Supervisor of Child Welfare • Después de cinco (5) días después de servir una comida sustituto para el estudiante, el Supervisor de Bienestar Infantil
and Attendance will be notified by the Principal to follow up with the parent/guardian. y la asistencia será notificado por el director para el seguimiento con el padre / tutor.
Balanced Owed: Equilibrado Debido:
• Balances shall be paid in full before a student is served a meal. • Los saldos se pagarán en su totalidad antes de que el estudiante se sirva una comida.
• School personnel may pay for a student's meal by the day if the student has a balance. • El personal escolar puede pagar por la comida de un estudiante por el día si el estudiante tiene un equilibrio.
• Meal charge balances at a school should be paid in full before the release of a student is granted. • Los saldos de cargos de comidas en una escuela deben ser pagados en su totalidad antes de que se conceda la liberación del estudiante.
(This includes transfers from within the parish as well as students leaving the parish.) (Esto incluye transferencias dentro de la parroquia así como estudiantes que salen de la parroquia.)
Grades 6 th through 12 th Grados 6º a través de 12 º
NO STUDENT, 6 TH THROUGH 12 TH GRADES, WILL BE ALLOWED TO CHARGE LUNCH. NO ESTUDIANTE, 6 TH a través de 12 TH GRADOS, se permitirá CARGAR almuerzo. THE EL
STUDENT MUST HAVE MONEY IN-HAND OR IN HIS/HER ACCOUNT. EL ESTUDIANTE DEBE TENER DINERO EN LA MANO O EN SU CUENTA.
TOUCH & GO SCANNING TACTO Y GO SCANNING
Touch & Go Scanning allows for the most accurate accounting and prompt service possible. Touch & Go Scanning permite la contabilidad más precisa y un servicio rápido posible.
Parents/guardians who opt out of the Scanning Process cannot dispute charges to the student's account. Los padres / guardianes que opten por salir del proceso de escaneo no pueden disputar cargos a la cuenta del estudiante.
LOW MEAL ACCOUNT BALANCE ALERT ALERTA DE BALANCE DE CUENTA DE BAJA COMIDA
If a student's meal account reaches an amount between $.01 and $5.00, the School Messenger System Si la cuenta de comida de un estudiante alcanza una cantidad entre $ .01 y $ 5.00, el Sistema de Mensajería Escolar
will call the contact phone number on file with the student's school office. Llamará al número de teléfono de contacto en el archivo con la oficina de la escuela del estudiante.
There are three different call methods: Existen tres métodos de llamada diferentes:
Free/reduced low balance → between .01 - $2.00 Bajo balance libre / reducido → entre .01 - $ 2.00
Full pay low balance → between .01 - $5.00 Pago bajo saldo bajo → entre .01 - $ 5.00
Negative balance → any meal account balance in the negative Saldo negativo → cualquier saldo de cuenta de alimentos en el negativo
Please forward your payment immediately to the student's school cafeteria or pay with a (credit or debit) Por favor, envíe su pago inmediatamente a la cafetería de la escuela del estudiante o pague con un (crédito o débito)
card using the Online School Payments portal. Utilizando el portal Online School Payments.
NOTE: Student meal account balances at a zero ($0.00) amount will NOT receive a low meal balance NOTA: Los saldos de cuenta de comida de estudiante en un monto cero ($ 0.00) NO recibirán un balance de comida baja
reminder call from the School Messenger System. Recordatorio del Sistema Mensajero Escolar.
PARENTAL COMPLAINT PROCEDURES PROCEDIMIENTOS DE QUEJAS DE LOS PADRES
Constructive criticism of the schools is welcomed by the Ascension Parish School Board (APSB) La crítica constructiva de las escuelas es bienvenida por la Junta Escolar Parroquial de Ascensión (APSB)
whenever it is motivated by a sincere desire to improve the quality of the educational program or Siempre que sea motivado por un sincero deseo de mejorar la calidad del programa educativo o
to equip the schools to do their tasks more effectively. Para equipar a las escuelas para que realicen sus tareas con mayor eficacia.
The APSB has confidence in its professional staff and desires to support their actions in order that La APSB confía en su personal profesional y desea apoyar sus acciones para que
they are free from unnecessary, spiteful, or negative criticism and complaint. Están libres de críticas y quejas innecesarias, rencorosas o negativas. Therefore, whenever Por lo tanto, siempre que
a complaint is made directly to the Board as a whole or to a Board member as an individual, it will Una queja sea hecha directamente al Consejo en su totalidad oa un miembro del Consejo como individuo,
be referred to the school administration for study and possible solution and the following Ser remitidos a la administración de la escuela para estudio y posible solución y los siguientes
procedures shall be followed. Procedimientos.
The APSB advises that the proper channeling and form of complaints involving a) instruction, b) La APSB aconseja que la adecuada canalización y forma de quejas que involucren a) la instrucción, b)
discipline, or c) learning materials is as follows: Disciplina, o c) materiales de aprendizaje es la siguiente:
Principal Director de escuela
Superintendent or designee Superintendente o su designado
APSB - School Board APSB - Junta Escolar
Any complaint shall be in writing, shall state the specific factual basis of the complaint, and shall Cualquier queja deberá ser por escrito, deberá indicar la base fáctica específica de la queja y
be specific in terms of the action desired by the complainant. Ser específico en términos de la acción deseada por el querellante. Complaints shall not be discourteous, Las quejas no serán descortés,
personal, vile, or unnecessarily or purposefully hurtful. Personal, vil, o innecesariamente o intencionalmente hiriente. Any complaint not meeting these standards Cualquier queja que no cumple estas normas
may be rejected by the staff of the ASPB. Puede ser rechazada por el personal de la ASPB.
The APSB (Level 5) will consider complaints only when the complaint cannot be resolved by the El APSB (Nivel 5) considerará las quejas sólo cuando la queja no puede ser resuelta por el
administration through the above Levels. Administración a través de los niveles anteriores.
Appeals of Complaints taken to the APSB (Level 5) shall be in writing, shall state the specific Las apelaciones presentadas a la APSB (Nivel 5) deberán ser por escrito, deberán
factual basis of the complaint, and shall be specific in terms of the action desired. Base factual de la denuncia, y será específico en términos de la acción deseada. They shall be Serán
hand-delivered or mailed (by certified mail) to the Central Office within 5 days of the written Entregado en mano o por correo (por correo certificado) a la Oficina Central dentro de los 5 días siguientes a la
response to the complaint by the Superintendent or designee (Level 4). Respuesta a la queja por el Superintendente o persona designada (Nivel 4).
The APSB will not consider or act on any complaint that has not been explored at all of the La APSB no considerará ni actuará sobre ninguna queja que no haya sido explorada en todos los
appropriate administrative levels or through the proper channels. Los niveles administrativos adecuados oa través de los canales adecuados.
This procedure is not for appeals relative to the discipline of students (suspension or expulsion).
Those types of appeals must meet the requirements and procedures provided in the Handbook.
Parental Involvement Policy
The Ascension Parish School Board recognizes that parent/family involvement is essential as we partner to
educate our District's students and to prepare them for life-long learning. This responsibility is shared by
the family, school, district and community who must work together as knowledgeable and collaborative
partners. fogonadura. It is the intention of the district to cultivate and support active family involvement that supports
Ascension Parish School Board
Standards and Quality Indicators for Family Involvement :
When parents and educators communicate effectively, positive relationships develop leading to
greater progress for children.
Ascension Parish School District will assist schools to:
Use a variety of communication tools on a regular basis, seeking to facilitate two-way
interaction between home and school.
Establish opportunities for parents and educators to share information such as student
strengths and learning preferences.
Provide clear information regarding course expectations and offerings, student placement,
school activities, student services, and optional programs.
Provide report cards and regular progress reports to parents and offer support services and
follow up conferences as needed.
Disseminate information on school reforms, policies, discipline procedures, assessment
tools, and school goals, and include parents in the decision making process as appropriate.
Afford parents opportunities to conference with their child's teacher(s) with follow-up as
needed. necesario. These conferences should accommodate the varied schedules of parents, and
Encourage immediate contact between parents and teachers and parents and principals
when the need arises.
Translate communications to assist non-English-speaking students.
Communicate with parents regarding positive student behavior and achievement, not just
regarding misbehavior or failure.
Provide informal activities at which parents, staff, and community members can interact.
Provide staff development regarding effective communication techniques and the
importance of two-way communication between the school and the family.
Annually review and evaluate this policy with the district parental advisory committee.
Provide coordination, technical assistance and support necessary to assist schools in
planning and implementing effective parental involvement activities to improve student’s
academic achievement. logro académico.
Provide assistance to parents in understanding State's Academic content standards, State
student achievement standards, State and local assessments, and how to monitor a child’s
progress and work with educators to improve the achievement of their children.
Provide materials and training to help parents to work with their children to improve
Coordinate and integrate parent involvement programs and activities with Head Start, and
public preschool and other programs, and conduct other activities such as parent resource
centers that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of
their children. sus niños.
Ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings and other
activities is sent to parents of participating children in a format and, a language the parents
Provide such other reasonable support for parent involvement, as requested by parents.
Evaluate and review the policy using the following Method: Detailed sign-in logs and
2. Supporting Families
The most important support a child can receive comes from the home. Staff members recognize
parents' roles and responsibilities, ask parents what supports they need, and work to find ways
to meet those needs.
All schools will:
• Communicate the importance of positive relationships between parents and their children.
• Link parents to programs and resources within the community that provide support services to
• Reach out to all families, not just those who attend parent meetings.
• Establish practices that support and respect family responsibilities, recognizing the variety of
parenting traditions and practices within the community's cultural and religious diversity.
• Provide an accessible parent/family information and resource center to support parents and
families with training, resources, and other services.
• Encourage staff members to demonstrate respect for families and the family's role in the rearing
of children to become responsible adults.
• Educate teachers, pupil service personnel, principals and other staff with the assistance of
parents in the value and utility of contributions of parents and in how to reach out to
communicate with and work with parents.
3. Student Learning
Enlisting parents' involvement provides educators and administrators with a valuable support
system - creating a team that is working for each child's success.
All schools will:
Seek and encourage parental input and feedback in decision making that affect students.
Inform parents of the expectations for students in each subject at each grade level.
Provide information regarding how parents can foster learning at home, ie give
appropriate assistance, monitor homework, and give feedback to teachers.
Assign interactive homework that will require students to discuss and interact with their
parents about what they are learning in class.
Sponsor workshops or distribute information to assist parents in understanding how
students can improve their skills, get help when needed, meet class expectations, and
perform well on assessments.
Volunteers are encouraged to engage in meaningful, valuable work for children whether at
home, in the community or in the school.
All schools will:
• Ensure that office staff greetings, entrance signage, and any other interaction with parents
creates a climate in which parents feel welcome and valued.
• Survey parents regarding their interests, talents, and availability, then coordinate the parent
resources with those that exist within the school and among the faculty.
• Offer to parents who are unable to volunteer in the school building options for helping in
other ways, at home or place of employment.
• Organize an easy, accessible program for utilizing parent volunteers, providing ample
training on volunteer procedures and school protocol.
• Develop a system for contacting parents to assist as the year progresses.
• Show appreciation for parents' participation, and value their diverse contributions.
• Educate and assist staff members in creating an inviting climate and effectively utilizing
• Design volunteer activities that are meaningful and built on volunteer interests and abilities.
5. Decision Making / Advocacy
Parents are valued as partners in the education of their children when schools and programs
actively enlist parent participation.
All schools will:
• Provide understandable processes for influencing decisions, raising issues or concerns,
appealing decisions, and resolving problems.
• Encourage the formation of PTAs or other parent groups to identify and respond to issues
of interest to parents.
• Include parents on advisory committees, school improvement sub-committees, textbook
adoption committees, and calendar committees.
• Provide parents with current information regarding district policies, school practices, and
student, school, and district performance data.
• Encourage and facilitate active parent input and feedback on decisions that affect students,
such as IEP's, student placement, and course selection.
• Treat parental concerns with respect and demonstrate genuine interest in developing
• Promote parent participation on school district, state, and national committees and issues.
• Provide training for staff and parents on collaborative partnering.
6. Collaborating with the Community
When schools and communities work together with families to educate children, all are
All schools will:
• Distribute information regarding cultural, recreational, academic, health, social, and other
resources that serve families and the community.
• Develop partnerships with local business and service groups to advance student learning
and assist schools and families.
• Encourage employers to adopt policies and practices that promote and support employee
participation school in activities.
• Foster student participation in community service.
• Involve community members in the school volunteer programs.
• Disseminate information to the school community, including those without school-age
children, regarding school programs and performances.
• Collaborate with community agencies to provide family support services and adult learning
opportunities, enabling parents to more fully participate in activities that support education.
Parental Complaint Procedures
The parent should file the grievance with the principal at the school site. Proceedings may terminate at any
step upon mutual agreement or upon aggrieved party's satisfaction.
A person with a grievance should voice the complaint to the Principal. An oral hearing should be
held with the principal within five (5) days. Within five (5) days of said hearing, the principal is
to render a decision concerning the grievance.
A person should file a written grievance with the principal. The principal will schedule a hearing
within five (5) days from the date of receipt of the grievance.
In the event that the aggrieved person is not satisfied with the disposition of this grievance or if no decision
has been rendered, the aggrieved person may appeal to the Supervisor of Federal Programs, Ascension
Parish Title I Office, Leblanc Special Services, 611 North Burnside, Gonzales, LA 70737 describing the
grievance. A copy should be sent to the Ascension Parish Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee.
Within fifteen (15) days from the receipt of the written referral, the supervisor of Federal Programs shall
meet with the “party of interest” for the purpose of arriving at a mutually satisfactory solution grievance
problem. problema. A written decision shall be rendered within five (5) days of the meeting.
In the event the aggrieved person is not satisfied with the disposition of his grievance, the grievant may
appeal to the Superintendent of Schools. A copy should be sent to the Ascension Parish School Board
In the event the aggrieved person is not satisfied with the disposition of the Superintendent or his/her
designee, the grievant may request the Superintendent to place the grievance on the agenda for the next
regularly scheduled meeting of the Ascension Parish School Board. The portion of the meeting that pertains
to the grievance shall be closed meeting if requested. Minutes of the closed meeting shall be kept, and a
copy afforded to the aggrieved person.
If the aggrieved person is not satisfied with the decision of the Ascension Parish School Board, he may seek
legal action through the appropriate Courts of Appeal and/or Civil Rights Office.
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965,
20 USC §6301, et seq.
§349. Complaint Procedures
These complaint procedures are established for resolving complaints which may be filed against
the DOE or an agency pursuant to provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of
1965 , 20 USC §6301, et seq., (ESEA).
The following definitions apply to this section.
1. An “agency” means a local educational agency, educational service agency, consortium of those
agencies, or entity.
2. An “applicable program” means any of the following ESEA programs for which the DOE has
submitted a consolidated State plan or consolidated State application under the ESEA, which may
a. a. Title I, Part A (Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies);
b. segundo. Title I, Part B, Subpart 3 (Even Start Family Literacy Programs);
c. do. Title I, Part C (Education of Migratory Children);
d. re. Title I, Part D (Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are
Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk);
e. mi. Title I, Part F (Comprehensive School Reform);
f. F. Title II, Part A (Teaching and Principal Training and Recruitment Fund);
g. gramo. Title II, Part D (Enhancing Education Through Technology)
h. marido. Title III, Part A (English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic
i. yo. Title IV, Part A, Subpart 1 (Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities);
j. J. Title VI, Part A, Subpart 2 (Community Service Grants);
k. K Title IV, Part B (21 st Century Community Learning Centers);
l. L Title V, Part A (Innovative Programs);
m. metro. Title VI, Part A, Subpart 1, Sections 6111 and 6112 (Improving Academic Achievement
Programs); and y
n. norte. Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2 (Rural and Low-Income Schools Program).
3. A “covered” program means a federal program not defined as an applicable program for which the
DOE is required to provide a complaint procedure and for which a complaint procedure is not
otherwise provided by rule of the DOE.
C. This paragraph sets forth the specific procedures for resolving complaints that are filed pursuant to the
1. DOE will receive complaints from individuals or organizations alleging:
a. a. A violation of law in the administration of an applicable program; or o
b. segundo. A violation of a federal statute or regulation that applies to a covered program for which federal
law permits the filing of a complaint with the DOE.
2. The complaint must be in writing and must include:
a. a. A statement that DOE or an agency has violated a requirement of a federal statute or regulation
that applies to an applicable program or a covered program;
b. segundo. The facts on which the statement is based, including the name of the agency or agencies, and the
specific requirement alleged to have been violated;
c. do. A proposed resolution of the problem to the extent known and available to the party at the time
the complaint is filed;
d. re. The signature and contact information for the complainant or his or her designated representative;
e. mi. The complaint must allege a violation that occurred not more than one year prior to the date that
the complaint is received by the DOE.
3. Upon receipt of a complaint against an agency that meets the requirements of § 349.C.2, the DOE
will acknowledge receipt of the complaint in writing and provide written notice to the agency
against which the violation has been alleged. DOE will provide the agency with the opportunity to
resolve the complaint without a finding, with the participation and agreement of the complainant
4. If the complaint concerns a violation by the DOE and meets the applicable requirements of §
349.C.2, the State Superintendent of Education will appoint an impartial person(s) to conduct an
investigation and resolve the complaint. The person(s) so appointed will acknowledge receipt of
the complaint in writing.
5. All complaints must be resolved within 60 days of the date the DOE receives the complaint. Within Dentro
that 60-day timeline, the DOE, or the impartial investigator when a complaint is filed against the
a. a. Carry out an independent on-site investigation, if the DOE or impartial investigator determines
that an investigation is necessary;
b. segundo. Give the complainant the opportunity to submit additional information, either orally or in
writing, about the allegations in the complaint;
c. do. Provide the DOE or agency with the opportunity to respond to the complaint, including, at the
discretion of the agency, a proposal to resolve the complaint;
d. re. Review all relevant information and make an independent determination as to whether the DOE
or agency is violating a requirement of the ESEA; and y
e. mi. Issue a written decision to the complainant that addresses each allegation in the complaint and
i. yo. Findings of fact and conclusions;
ii. Ii. The reasons for the final decision; and y
iii. Iii. A statement of the complainant's right to request the Secretary of the US Department of
Education (Secretary) to review the final decision, at the Secretary's discretion.
Complaints regarding participation by private school children must be appealed to the Secretary
no later than thirty (30) days after the decision is issued. An appeal regarding participation by
private school children must be accompanied by a copy of the decision and a complete statement
of reasons supporting the appeal.
7. Written decisions on complaints alleging violations by DOE will be provided to BESE.
8. Timelines for DOE's final decision may be extended if exceptional circumstances exist with respect
to a particular complaint.
9. The DOE's final decision must be implemented and include, if needed,
a. a. Technical assistance activities;
b. segundo. Negotiations; and y
c. do. Corrective actions to achieve compliance.
10. Nothing herein shall preclude the availability of an informal resolution between the complainant
and the DOE or agency, nor shall anything herein preclude or abrogate the availability of any
administrative hearing opportunities as provided for by federal statute or regulation.
11. DOE will implement a process for tracking complaints received by DOE to facilitate timely
investigation and resolution.
12. DOE will maintain a complaint log which includes the following components
a. a. Date of receipt of complaint;
b. segundo. Name of complainant;
c. do. Name of agency, or DOE if complaint is against DOE;
d. re. Resolution, including technical assistance activities and corrective action plan, if needed;
e. mi. Date of resolution;
f. F. Date of follow-up on technical assistance activities and corrective action plan, if assigned, and
the results of that activity.
D. An agency will disseminate, free of charge, adequate information about the complaint procedures
to parents of students, and appropriate private school offices or representatives.
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with 20 USC § 6320(b)(5)(B); 20 USC §
6320(c)(2); 20 USC § 7883(a); 20 USC § 7844(a)(3)(C); 34 CFR § 106.8(b); 34 CFR §§ 299.11-
299.12 (Subpart F).
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Students have the right to pursue, through study and application, a quality education
and personal goals through participation in the entire school system.
2. The APSB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion,
sex, handicap or disability. All programs offered by schools shall be open to all
students in compliance with statutory and judicial requirement.
Regular attendance in school, accompanied by the responsibility to study and participate
in school activities, is essential to the learning process. Once a student arrives at school,
he is expected to remain and attend class throughout the day.
1. Students, including those married or pregnant, have the right to attend school until
graduation, provided that they are not expelled due to their conduct.
2. Students may be excused for whole or partial day absences for the following reasons:
a. a. Personal illness with verification by a licensed health care provider.
b. segundo. Serious illness in the student's immediate family
c. do. Death in the student's immediate family
d. re. Appearance in court required by a subpoena.
3. Students granted excused absences shall be permitted to make up any schoolwork that
4. Students without excused absences, but with a written explanation of the reason for the
absence from parents/guardians, may be permitted to make up school work in the sole
and exclusive discretion of the School Principal.
5. Students who are expelled or suspended shall be given full or partial credit for
satisfactorily completed school work, as required by state law.
1. Regular attendance in school is required of all students.
2. Written excuses provided in 2 or 3 above shall be provided within 3 school days of the
students return to school.
3. Students shall request make-up work within three (3) days after returning to school for
4. Since tardy conduct is related to a child's attendance in school, this shall be addressed
by the school's recommended tardy plan/policy. Students shall comply with the High
School Tardy Policy (see Appendix A) in force.
Responsibilities Imposed by State Laws and Regulations
1. Students shall attend school as provided by State Law and/or BESE Policy. (State of
Louisiana, Bulletin 741)
2. In order to be eligible to receive grades, high school students shall be in attendance a
minimum of 83.5 days, or the equivalent, per semester or 167 days a school year for
schools not operating on a semester basis. Elementary students shall be in attendance
a minimum of 167 days a school year. (State of Louisiana, Bulletin 741)
3. The responsibility for a child's attending school lies with the parents or the legal
guardian. guardián. If the child is chronically absent from school, the parent and/or child may
be referred to Child Protection, Family Court, or the Local District Attorney's Office
by the Child Welfare and Attendance Department. The parent and/or child may also
be referred to Families In Need of Services (FINS) and/or Truancy Assessment
Services Center (TASC).
Safety La seguridad
Efforts shall be made by faculty and students to make the school a safe place to obtain an
1. In order to assure the safety of others, students must follow established rules and
regulations and conduct themselves in accordance with the rules.
2. Students have a responsibility to report any problems, suspicious or questionable
behavior at the school to the teachers and/or administrators.
3. Students have a personal responsibility for reducing the risk of violence by
demonstrating mutual respect and a caring attitude toward one another.
4. Students, staff and visitors are strictly prohibited from entering construction
zones/areas, if any, on any campus or facility. Construction zones are typically enclosed
by orange construction fencing, chain link fencing, or temporary plywood walls.
1. Parents or guardians have the right to review with a counselor all official files and data
which pertain to the student personally. Students over eighteen years of age may make
the same request. The school shall respond to reasonable requests for explanation,
interpretation or amendment of a student's records.
2. No official record, file, or data pertaining to any individual student that is personally
identifiable to the student shall be released to anyone other than the student or parents,
except as authorized by law, or unless the student or parents have executed a written
release of such information to a particular person or agency.
3. The transfer of student's discipline records will be made to other schools upon official
1. Parents must provide the school with information of any illness, medication or medical
condition that may affect the student's behavior and/or academic performance.
2. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to insure that the school is given current,
working telephone and emergency numbers. The school must be informed of any
change in status concerning these numbers.
Dress and Grooming
Students shall dress in adherence with School Board Dress and Grooming Policy. The los
decision of the school principal concerning dress code violations is final.
• See Standardized Elementary (Grades Pre-K–8) Dress Code Appendix C
• See Standardized High School (Grades 9-12) Dress Code Appendix D
1. Students have a responsibility to dress and appear on school campuses according to
standards of propriety, safety and health set forth by the Ascension Parish School
Board and/or its schools. It is the responsibility of each student to use good judgment
in one's total appearance so that the attention of others is not distracted from the
purpose of the school. Cleanliness shall be a basic consideration.
2. Students have a responsibility to comply with the uniform policy/standardized high
school dress code of their school.
1. Students may participate in all school organizations based upon their academic
credentials and personal talent in accordance with School Board policy and guidelines
governing that particular activity unless subjected to discipline, suspension or
1. Students have a responsibility to take part in all school activities which are designed to
help develop them into fully functioning, self-reliant adults.
2. Students who participate in athletics or any extracurricular activity related to athletics
are subject to drug screens under Student/Athlete Drug and Alcohol Policy See
VII. VII. Bus Safety -
1. Students have the right to ride the school bus to and from school and should recognize
that it is a privilege.
1. Students shall follow school bus rules and regulations or lose the privilege of riding
2. Students shall ride their assigned school bus. If a student desires to ride an alternate
school bus for a special situation, a written request from the parent must be submitted
to the Principal or his/her designee. Final approval of such request is at the discretion
of the Principal or his/her designee.
3. Students shall get on and off the bus at their assigned bus stop. If a student desires to
get on or off the bus at an alternate stop for a temporary circumstance, the parent of
the student must submit a written request to the Principal or his/her designee. Final
approval of such request is at the discretion of the Principal or his/her designee.
4. Students shall sit in the seat assigned to them by the bus driver. Students shall remain
seated in their seat until the bus has come to a complete stop at the locations where
they are assigned to exit.
5. Students shall not throw or discard items out of the windows. Students shall not extend
parts of their body out of the windows.
6. Students shall not damage, write on, or in any way vandalize the school bus. Students Estudiantes
will be responsible for repayment of damages that they cause to the school bus.
7. Students shall not litter on the bus. Trash cans located on the school bus shall be used
to discard trash upon exit of the bus.
1. The bus drivers, together with the principal, have full responsibility for discipline of
students riding the buses. The driver shall report any disciplinary problems to the
principal of the school. It is the duty of the driver, in case of any infraction of rules by
any student, to notify the principal. Notification should be made in writing on the
appropriate School Bus Behavior Report form. The principal shall determine
2. Any misbehavior on the bus, at the bus stop, or walking to or from the bus stop may
result in temporary or permanent loss of bus riding privileges. In this case,
transportation to and from school becomes the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
Certain offenses may result in more severe punishment such as suspension/expulsion
3. Video Cameras: The actions of students on the bus may be recorded by video cameras
located on the school bus. This video may be used to confirm student behavior or
incidents that occur on the bus.
VIII. VIII. Due Process
1. No student shall be disciplined for committing any offense, except in accordance with
law and regulations. Every student shall be afforded due process of law.
2. The principal or a designee shall advise the student of the misconduct, rule, regulation
or law that has been violated and the reasons for such accusation. The student must be
given the opportunity to respond to the accusation. The right of due process is more
fully described in La. RS 17:416, et seq., of the laws of the State of Louisiana and in
3. Students attending alternative schools or programs as a direct consequence of a hearing
for long-term suspension or expulsion from the original school have already been
afforded due process of law. If behavior warranting expulsion occurs at the alternative
school, due process has already occurred and no additional hearing is required.
GATHERING EVIDENCE AND INFORMATION INVOLVING
Note: The acceptance and use of school property, lockers or the parking of privately owned vehicles on
school campuses by students shall constitute consent by the student to the search of such locker facilities
or vehicles by school officials.
I. Searches: Students and School Property (Louisiana RS 17:416.3)
A. Search of Things:
Any teacher, principal, school security guard, or administrator in any parish or city school
system of the state may search any building, desk, locker, or automobile parked on school
property for evidence that the law, a school rule, or School Board policy has been violated. If Si
the automobile is locked, the student shall unlock the vehicle. If the student refuses to unlock
the vehicle, proper law enforcement authorities shall be summoned and the student shall be
subject to disciplinary action.
B. Search of persons and personal effects/belongings:
The teacher, principal, school security guard, or administrator may search the person or
personal effects (including, but not limited to, personal computers, mobile/cell phones, or
communication devices) of a student when, based on the circumstances at the time of the
search, there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the search will reveal evidence that the
student has violated the law, a school rule, or a School Board policy. Such search shall be
conducted in a manner that is reasonably related to the purpose of the search and not
excessively intrusive in light of the age or sex of the student and to the nature of the suspected
Random searches with a metal detector of students or their personal effects may be conducted
at any time, provided they are conducted without deliberate touching of the student. Standards Estándares
regarding procedures for searching students shall include the following:
1. Any search of student's person should be conducted outside the presence of other students.
At least one witness of the same sex as the student shall be present throughout the search.
2. Students should be asked to empty all of their pockets before the physical search of a
student is conducted.
3. A "pat-down" search of a student shall be conducted by a teacher, principal, school security
guard, or administrator of the same gender if at all possible, however, the delay in finding
a person of the same gender should not create a significant likelihood that the item(s)
sought in the search will be altered, destroyed, or disposed of in the meantime.
4. Whenever any search is conducted of the person of any student based on individualized
suspicion of that student, a written record shall be made thereof by the person conducting
the search and shall include the name or names of the persons involved, and the
circumstances leading to the search and the results of the same. If requested by parent,
information about the search conducted shall be sent to the parents of the student involved.
II. II. Drug Detection Team --
For purposes of deterring the use and possession of illicit drugs and contraband in the school
system, the School Board has approved the use of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Drug-
Detection Team, in accordance with the guidelines outlined below.
The Drug Detection Team may consist of narcotics dog, narcotics dog handler and/or any other
commissioned deputy authorized by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.
A. Random School Inspections:
1. The team may be used to make random inspections of the following areas:
a. a. Classroom facilities
b. segundo. School lockers
c. do. Automobiles
d. re. School buses
e. mi. School equipment
f. F. Bathroom facilities
g. gramo. Any and all other school facilities
h. marido. Books Libros
i. yo. School-related supplies carried and used by students
j. J. Book sacks or other personal objects when separate from the student
2. Random visitations and searches on school campuses shall be conducted according to the
a. a. The use of the dog at any particular school campus may be unannounced and without
b. segundo. Before starting the search, the law enforcement official in charge of the Drug Detection
Team shall report to the principal's office, identify themselves, and state their purpose
prior to any use of the dog upon a campus.
c. do. The School Principal shall have the authority to reject the proposed search. If the Si el
principal has reasons for refusing the inspection to be made, the Principal shall inform
the Superintendent or the Superintendent's designee. The Superintendent shall then
have the exclusive and final authority to permit or refuse the search.
B. Procedure When Drugs or Contraband is discovered during an Inspection
1. Inspection of School Property
a. a. If the dog alerts on a school locker or any other property belonging to the School Board
but being used by the student, the principal shall summon the student to such property.
The student shall be informed of the dog's alert and asked to consent to the search of
such property. If the student refuses to consent, the principal or his designee shall
conduct the search. The law enforcement officer in charge of the search shall also be
b. segundo. If drugs or other contraband is discovered, it will be confiscated and held as evidence
by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office representative, and the student's parents will
be notified. School personnel in accordance with Ascension Parish School Board
policy will discipline offenders. In addition, the student and his guardian shall be
referred to the juvenile division of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office for further
appropriate action. acción apropiada. In the event the student in question is seventeen (17) or older,
he/she may be placed under arrest immediately or at such time that positive analysis
has been made.
2. Inspection of property not belonging to the school but located on School Board Property.
a. a. If the dog alerts on an automobile or other property under the student's control but not
belonging to the School Board, the principal will summon the student to such property.
The student will be informed of the dog's alert and asked to consent to a search of such
b. segundo. If the student consents to the search, the principal or his designee will inspect the
property. propiedad. If drugs or contraband is discovered, it will be confiscated, and the student's
parents will be notified.
c. do. If both the student and the parents refuse to consent to the search of property not
belonging to the School Board, the parents and the student shall be informed that the
property will be inspected under one or more of the following conditions:
1. Pursuant to a search warrant procured by the officer in charge of the inspection
2. Pursuant to the contractual agreement to agree to searches of any vehicles
possessing parking permits for School Board property.
3. Any student who refuses a search of his vehicle may be denied parking/driving
privileges for the remainder of the school year by the exclusive discretion of the
C. Search of Students
1. A student's person shall not be subject to search by the narcotic dog. Any physical search
of a student by the Drug Detection Team shall be in accordance with standards which
govern any search of an individual.
2. Any student who refuses a search authorized by Board policy shall be subject to
disciplinary action including expulsion.
III. III. Statements or Videotaped Statements of Students and Administrators
A. The administrative staff of any school or of the APSB Central Office shall have the right and
responsibility to conduct and perform investigations of any alleged disciplinary offense that
occurs at any school or any school function/event. As part of any such investigation, they have
the right and responsibility to take any statements (written or verbal) of any student who may
have knowledge of any disciplinary offense. Prior parental consent/approval shall not be
required to take any such statements.
B. Except under the following circumstances, statements taken from students should be in the
student's handwriting and signed by the student.
However, if a student is only willing to give an anonymous handwritten statement , the school
official's signature shall constitute certification that the student's statement was given under
the condition of anonymity.
If a student will only give an oral anonymous statement , a brief summary of the statement
should be included with the individual taking the statement certifying that the version of the
statement given is accurate and that the student would only give the statement if he/she could
Recorded statements may be taken with the student identifying him/herself on the recording.
If a student will only give a recorded statement by remaining anonymous, the investigator will
so state at the beginning of the recording.
C. The APSB reserves the right to videotape the statements, confessions, and admissions of
students, which right is expressly and exclusively reserved unto the school principal.
IV. IV. Search of Digital Devices and Systems (APSB)
A. With the great power and promise of these technologies comes a responsibility to help our
students utilize technology to improve our world through collaboration and communication.
This includes how to use social media and imaging tools in a responsible manner. In the event
that any administrator or teacher reasonably believes or suspects the inappropriate use of
technology, including, but not limited to, any attempt to cheat on assessments, the district
reserves the right to inspect and check the device and systems being used by the student or
THE ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITY FOR STUDENT CONDUCT RESTS WITH THE
STUDENT AND THE PARENTS. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF SCHOOL
PERSONNEL TO SEE THAT NO PERSON INTERFERES WITH THE TOTAL
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT OF OTHER STUDENTS. THE SCHOOL
DEMONSTRATES CONCERN FOR THE GROUP AND ITS WELFARE BY
PRESERVING THE PROPER ATMOSPHERE FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
Every teacher is authorized to hold every student to a strict accountability for any
disorderly conduct in school or on the playground of the school or on any street, road, or
school bus going to or returning from school, and during intermissions or recesses (RS
It is the final authority of the principal or a designee to maintain discipline during the school
day and at any school function. Disciplinary offenses shall result in disciplinary action.
"Disciplinary action" includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Counsel/Warn a student
Administer punish work
Time-out (1 or more periods)
After-school behavior clinic
Loss of Privileges, including but not limited to participation in extracurricular
activities, parking lot privileges; or driving to school
Any combination of these disciplinary actions.
"Disciplinary offenses" include, but are not limited to, the following:
Treats an authority with disrespect
Makes an unfounded charge against authority
Uses profane/and/or obscene language
Is guilty of immoral or vicious practice
Is guilty of conduct or habits injurious to his/her associates
Uses or possesses any controlled dangerous substances governed by the Uniform
Controlled Dangerous Substance Law in any form
Uses or possesses tobacco
Uses or possesses alcoholic beverages
Disturbs the school or habitually violates any rule
Cuts, defaces, or injures any part of public school buildings/vandalism
Writes profane and/or obscene language or draws obscene pictures
Possesses a weapon - as defined in Section 921 of Title 18 of the US Code *Use
of Code 13 requires additional submission of the Weapon Type code.
Possesses firearms (not prohibited by federal law), knives, or other implements,
which may be used as weapons, the careless use of which might inflict harm or
Throws missiles liable to injure others
Instigates or participates in fights while under school supervision
Violates traffic and safety regulations
Leaves school premises or classroom without permission
Is habitually tardy and/or absent
Is guilty of stealing
Commits any other serious offense
Assault and/or battery
Rape and/or sexual battery
Criminal damage to property
Misappropriation with violence to the person
Discharge or use of weapon(s) prohibited by federal law
Possesses a knife with blade length defined by law as punishable as a disciplinary
Serious bodily injury
Use of OTC medications in a manner other than prescribed or authorized
Possession of body armor
False alarm/bomb threat
Obscene behavior or possession of obscene/pornographic material
Unauthorized use of technology
Failure to serve assigned consequence
Skipping or cutting class
Violation of the tardy policy
Violations of school "point" system
Assault or Battery on a student, administrator, faculty member, or school personnel
Threatening (verbally or physically) any student, administrator, faculty member or
Threatening to harm, injure or damage any person, student, or property (such as:
bomb threats, written material, drawing, verbal threats)
Breaking or entering into school property or private property on school grounds.
Computer Hacking & Computer Network Violations. Rules apply to the Internet
the same as they do in the classroom or elsewhere on school grounds
NOTE: Network administrators and school personnel may review student e-
mail messages at any time or track student navigation of the Internet. Any Alguna
violation will be dealt with the same as any other infraction of a student rule.
Disrespect for Authority
NOTE: Each student in grades K-5 when speaking with any public school
system employee while on school property or at a school sponsored event,
shall address and respond to an employee by using the respectful terms "Yes,
Ma'am" and "No Ma'am or "Yes, Sir" and "No, Sir", as appropriate, or "Yes,
Miss, Mrs., or Ms. (Surname)," and "No, Miss, Mrs., or Ms. (Surname)" or
"Yes, Mr. (Surname)", as appropriate, each title to be followed by the
appropriate surname. Students who fail to use the proper response will be
given reminders by school system employees and opportunities to respond
correctly. correctamente. If a student repeatedly refuses to use the correct form of address
over time, these actions will constitute "Disrespect for Authority".
Making any false or unfounded charge, allegation, or accusation against School
Extortion or intimidation
Forgery of administrators, teachers, or parent's name to a school document or note
Inciting or participating in a disturbance on school property
Leaving campus without official permission
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Possession of pornographic materials, including magazines, computer disks,
Possession, consumption, or distribution of alcoholic beverages
Possession, distribution, consumption of alcohol or drugs, or being under the
influence of alcohol or drugs
Possession, use, or distribution of counterfeit money
Possession or use of drug paraphernalia (such as roach clips, legal weed, synthetic
weed, illegal weed, blunts, rolling papers, etc.)
Possession, consumption, or distribution of drugs (illegal, synthetic weed, illegal
weed, legal weed, prescription, counterfeit, look-a-like, mislabeled, imitation, or
Possession, consumption, or use of electronic cigarettes, vapor pens, cigars, blunts,
cigarettes, lighters, snuff, chewing tobacco, or any tobacco products, including
look-a-likes of any type
Possession or use of dangerous weapons (including, but not limited to air guns, BB
guns, mace or pepper spray)
Possession or use of toy guns or toy knives that resemble actual weapons
Possession or use of explosive or incendiary devices, bullets, fireworks, or
Possession of inappropriate articles or objects at school, such as trading cards,
comic books, belt buckles that depict drugs or weapons, and games, etc.
Stealing or theft
Trespassing. NOTE: While trespassing, any offense committed by a student on
another school campus carries the same disposition as if it had been committed on
his/her own campus.
Vandalism or any other act of property destruction, damage, or defacing while on
school property, regardless of time or place.
Tampering, falsifying, or destroying any school records, attendance or roll books,
report cards or grade sheets, test results, or school property
Violating test regulations or cheating, including but not limited to, reproducing test
in any manner or taking photographs of tests
Submitting false or fraudulent documents, such as doctor's excuses, health records,
grades from other schools, parking lot tags/permits, handicapped/disabled vehicle
Excessive discipline referrals
Violating "off-limits" areas on any school campus
Conspiracy or agreement to participate, assist, or commit any disciplinary offense,
even if the conspiracy should originate off of school property
Aiding or abetting the commission of any disciplinary offense
Actions which occur at extracurricular, school sponsored off campus activities, or
school sponsored sporting events, including but not limited to, all of the foregoing
a. a. Entering restricted areas without proper authorization
b. segundo. Loitering in entrances, exits, dressing rooms, concession stands, press
c. do. Fighting Lucha
d. re. Throwing objects
e. mi. Harassing spectators, participants, and game officials
Any conduct that constitutes a disciplinary offense which occurs off of school
property provided that the school principal reasonably believes that the offense
shall have an adverse impact or effect on the school campus or property
Assisting or encouraging a non-student to physically enter a school campus for any
reason or event without first obtaining permission of the office (for instance-
assisting a student from another school to attend homecoming festivities at the
Molesting of/or indecent behavior with students
Immodest display of affection, including, but not limited to, groping, kissing,
engaging in, acting out, masturbating, or simulating sexual intercourse (including
but not limited to, oral sex), or touching or fondling the private body parts of
oneself or another.
Any of the following acts (which may also be considered sexual harassment),
including but not limited to:
a. a. Unwelcome staring, leering, sexual flirtations, or propositions
b. segundo. Unwelcome spreading of sexual rumors
c. do. Unwelcome touching of another's body or clothes in a sexual way
d. re. Unwelcome teasing or sexual remarks about a student
e. mi. Conditioning academic or student activity privileges on submission to
unwanted sexual conduct from student or staff
f. F. Blocking or cornering of a sexual nature from normal movements
g. gramo. Unwelcome graphic verbal comments about an individual's body, or overly
personal conversation, or
h. marido. Displaying sexually suggestive objects
Sexting – sending (or receiving with the desire or consent to receive) sexually
explicit photos by texting or any other means including electronically between cell
phones. Teléfonos móviles. In such cases, the persons sending and receiving the photos and the
person[s] photographed shall be subject to discipline unless it is obvious from the
photograph that the person who was photographed did not know that they were
being photographed or that the person that received the photograph did not receive
it voluntarily and knowingly. Immediate deletion and not forwarding or sharing
shall constitute a defense for anyone receiving such photo.
Taking, transmitting, posting, publishing or having possession of any inappropriate
photos or video of any campus events or students at a campus event on the Internet
without first obtaining permission from the school (for instance - locker rooms,
class sessions, bathrooms, stair wells, etcetera). See Defense- 93.
Bullying, Cyberbullying or Cyberstalking
Huffing - purposefully inhaling any psychoactive inhalants (any substance
affecting the mind or mental processes) including but not limited to glue, paint,
polish, household cleaners, refrigerants or any other substance inhaled for the
purpose of getting high or altering the mind.
Violation of any rule or responsibility identified in that Section of this Student
Handbook entitled “Student Rights and Responsibilities”
Any action defined by law as a criminal offense
Any action which violates any state or federal law, including but not limited to,
Revised Statute 17:416, the Drug Free Zones act, the Gun Free Zones act
100. Any violation of Appendix J (Electronic Device Policy);
101. Violation of any other School Board policy or school rule, including but not limited
to, the Internet Policy (See Appendix E), Sexual Harassment Policy (See Appendix
F), Medication policy (See Appendix G), Bullying and Hazing Policy (See
102. Dating Violence-any behavior where one person threatens to use, or actually uses,
physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional abuse to control his or her dating partner.
Dating violence warning signs shall be any sign of the foregoing described
conduct. conducta. Any act of dating violence shall be reported to the Principal of the school
where the dating violence occurred.
NOTE: If a school has rules in addition to those set forth in this handbook, those
rules shall be in writing and a copy shall be provided to the students. These rules
shall not conflict with those found in this handbook
Short-term Suspension Procedures (10 days or less)
The school principal, or his designee, has the right to enforce this disciplinary
policy and to apply disciplinary action, including suspension, for the commission
of any disciplinary offense. The principal shall investigate all allegations of
misconduct. mala conducta.
Prior to any suspension, the school principal or his/her designee shall advise the
student of the particular misconduct of which the student is accused and the
specific reasons/facts for such accusation. The student shall be given an
opportunity at that time to explain the student's version of the incident or facts to
the school principal or his/her designee.
If the principal suspends the student, the principal, or designee, shall make a
reasonable effort to contact the student's parent or guardian by telephone to notify
them of the suspension, that the student will be or has been removed from class,
and that the student will be kept under supervision until the close of the school day
or the arrival of the parent or guardian. This responsibility shall not be delegated
to a student. If the parent or principal or designee so requests, the student will be
granted an early dismissal from school to return home.
The principal shall provide a written notice of suspension to the parents or guardian
providing notice of the offense and the term of the suspension
In the event a student disrupts the orderly operations of the school, the student may
be immediately removed from the school premises and placed in the custody of
parents, next of kin, or law enforcement, provided that the matter is resolved in a
timely manner. Oportuna.
If the parent or guardian of the suspended student wishes to contest the suspension,
the parent or guardian shall, within three (3) school days after receipt of written
notification of the suspension, submit a written request to the Superintendent to
review the matter.
Upon such request, the Superintendent or designee shall schedule a review hearing
at the earliest convenience. The decision of the Superintendent or designee on an
appeal of a short-term suspension shall be final, and there shall be no right to appeal
such decision to the Board.
The principal shall recommend expulsion in certain cases identified elsewhere in
NOTE: There are some instances in which the principal has no discretion, where
expulsion is mandated by Louisiana Revised Statute 17:416 (Drugs or Weapons)
and other provisions of Louisiana law, which are not optional and expulsion shall
be recommended by the principal.
Additionally, if a principal, or designee, after reasonable investigation of an
offense, has cause to believe that a student has committed a disciplinary offense
that warrants severe disciplinary action, then the Principal may recommend that
the student be expelled.
After a principal or a designee has made a reasonable effort to investigate all
aspects of the alleged discipline offense and is satisfied that the nature and
seriousness of the offense might warrant expulsion, the principal shall decide
whether to recommend expulsion.
The principal or a designee shall make a reasonable effort to contact the student's
parents or guardian by telephone to notify them of the proposed expulsion, that the
student has been removed from class and that the student will either be kept at
school under supervision until the close of the school day or the arrival of the
parent, guardian or police. This responsibility shall not be delegated to a student.
The principal or a designee shall mail (by certified mail) or hand deliver a copy of
the recommendation of expulsion form to the parent or guardian, which form shall
include 1) the specific offense for the expulsion, 2) the factual basis of the
charge(s), 3) the time, the date and the place of the expulsion hearing.
The expulsion hearing shall be held within 30 days of the recommendation.
Pending the expulsion hearing, the student shall be denied normal attendance
Unless all of the evidence has been previously provided with the form notifying of
the expulsion, prior to the expulsion hearing, the parents have the right to view and
copy any evidence to be presented by the school at the hearing. Notice of this right
shall be included on the expulsion form.
At the expulsion hearing, the specific reason(s) concerning the cause(s) for the
proposed expulsion will be presented by the principal or a designee in support of
the recommendation. La recomendación. If the basis of the recommendation for expulsion is the
accumulation of 4 suspensions, the student shall only be permitted to contest the
facts of the 4 th suspension. At that point, the 3 prior suspensions are final and the
time for appealing the basis of those suspensions has expired. The student's prior
performance and attendance may be reviewed and discussed.
Note: If the parent or student fails to appear at either the expulsion hearing [or at
the appeal hearing hereinafter provided], without providing a written advance
notice including a valid excuse at least 24 hours prior to the meeting, the right to a
hearing shall be considered to have been waived and forfeited, and the student shall
be expelled. The superintendent or a designee shall provide written notification to
the parent of the findings and action taken as soon as is feasible. A student who
has waived his right to an expulsion hearing by failing to appear shall have no right
to appeal the merits of the expulsion to the Board.
The student or student representative may produce witness(es) or offer evidence in
the student's behalf. Due process shall be afforded.
After the hearing, the superintendent or designee shall determine whether the
student is guilty of the charge(s) and whether the student shall be expelled from
school or if other corrective or disciplinary action is imposed.
The superintendent or a designee shall deliver the decision and findings by mail
(certified, registered, or regular), email (if requested by the parent), or by hand-
delivery to the parents (at the address on file with the school that the student
attends) and to the school principal.
In the event that the superintendent or a designee determines that a student is guilty
of the offense and shall be expelled, the parent or guardian or the student (if over
the age of 18), may request in writing a review of the expulsion decision by the
The request for review shall be hand delivered, e-mailed, or mailed to the APSB
Superintendent at 1100 Webster, Donaldsonville, Louisiana, within five (5) school
days after receipt by the parent of written notification of the expulsion decision. A UN
request for review by the Board which is not received within this time period shall
not be processed unless written reasons identifying extenuating circumstances are
In the event of a timely request for review of an expulsion decision, the
superintendent shall list the request as an agenda item for the first or second next
regularly scheduled meeting of the Board. If the review request is received after
the deadline for completion of the Board meeting agenda (deadline is Wednesday
at noon prior to the regularly scheduled meeting), then the item will be placed on
the agenda of the second or third next regularly scheduled meeting.
The parent or student shall have the right to determine if the expulsion review is
conducted in public or private session. If the parent/student requests that the appeal
hearing be in open or public session, then the parent acknowledges that the facts
of the discipline offense and the identity of the student may be released to the
public and further waives all rights to confidentiality.
At the review hearing by the Board, no evidence will be taken and no witnesses
will be examined. The School Board will function similarly to an appellate court
in reviewing evidence from the expulsion hearing. Each side may present to the
Board at least two (2) days prior to the review, a written report stating each side's
position with attached documents, which were presented at the hearing.
At the review hearing by the Board, only one person will argue for each side. No No
testimony will be taken nor will any evidence be presented. Each side shall be
allowed no more than 10 minutes to argue the case. Members of the School Board
may ask questions of either side or of the Hearing Officer. After hearing each side,
the Board may deliberate the case privately if executive session was requested or
openly if an open session was requested. Following deliberation, the Board will
meet in open session to affirm, modify or reverse the action taken by the
Superintendent or the hearing officer.
The superintendent shall notify the parent of the student in writing, certified mail
or hand delivery, of the decision of the School Board. The parent or student may,
within ten (10) calendar days of receipt, appeal to the 23rd Judicial District Court
an adverse ruling of the School Board upholding the action of the superintendent
or the designee.
Offensive Conduct at the End of the School Year
Non-graduating students. Any student who commits a disciplinary offense during the
last ten (10) days of school, which results in suspension or expulsion, shall serve such
discipline at the end of the current school year and continuing through the beginning of
the next school year until completed.
Graduating students. Any senior committing a serious offense warranting suspension
may be prohibited from participation in graduation exercises on recommendation of
the principal after a hearing by the Superintendent or his designee/hearing officer, upon
which the senior shall receive his diploma by mail. A senior who commits an
expellable offense shall be denied graduation and participation at graduation.
Additional Rules of Expulsion
1. Unless otherwise mandated by law or this Handbook, the minimum term of expulsion for
any expellable offense shall be one (1) calendar year.
2. Any student that is expelled may be offered the privilege to attend the Alternative Program.
Any student that attends the Alternative Program/.School shall follow all rules of the
3. For expelled students that choose to attend the APSB Alternative Program/School as
provided below, any student that has been expelled for drugs or firearm offenses shall serve
at least 50 percent of the term of expulsion prior to requesting re-admission to the regular
school, as provided by state law.
4. For expelled students that choose to attend the APSB Alternative Program/.School as
provided below, any student that has been expelled for a “single incident offense” shall
serve at least 45 days of the term of expulsion prior to requesting re-admission to the regular
school, as provided by state law or APSB policy. A “single incident offense” is defined as
any disciplinary offense that does not involve conduct where state law requires mandatory
expulsion for a specified period of time.
5. A student requesting re-admission does not have the right to a hearing or to introduce any
evidence. evidencia. The ability to request re-admission is a privilege, not a right. Re-admission to
the regular school is not a right or guarantee, but is strictly a discretionary decision of the
Board. Tablero. The Board has the right to consider any and all sources of information in deciding
whether to re-admit a student.
6. Any student who has been offered the privilege to attend the Alternative Program/.School
but who chooses not to attend the Alternative School may attend any accredited school of
their choice, including private, military, parochial, or home school. However, said expelled
student shall serve the complete term of expulsion and may not exercise the privilege of
requesting re-admission prior to the end of the complete term of expulsion. In other words, En otras palabras,
any student who has been offered the privilege to attend the Alternative School but refuses
shall serve the complete term of the expulsion, without exception.
7. A student may only be granted the privileges provided in Paragraphs 2-4 above only once
during that student's attendance at schools operated and maintained by the APSB.
8. Students that choose to attend the alternative school setting must also accept the revised
bus routing procedures for the Alternative School. Bus stop locations for alternative School
bus routes are typically farther from the student's home of record than the standard distance
for a bus stop in their assigned school district. This is necessary to minimize route times in
the much larger pick up areas of the alternative school busses. Transportation between the
student's home and the nearest bus stop location shall be the responsibility of the parents.
Parents may also elect to find their own transportation to the alternative school as opposed
to riding the bus.
APPENDIX A APÉNDICE A
High School Tardy Policy
The Ascension Parish School Board, in an attempt to reduce the number of student tardies, is extending the
Behavior Modification Clinic to the high school level. This will provide an alternative to suspensions and
keep those students in school without disrupting the educational process.
Behavior Clinic will be held after school hours. Part of the session may include counseling but students
are expected to bring schoolwork with them to the Clinic. The facilitator will utilize the resources provided
by the Office of Student Services.
Note Sent Home
Phone Contact or Office Visit with Parent
Clinic (if student is late or does not attend clinic,
a Saturday Detention will be given)
Note Sent Home
Phone Contact or Office Visit with Parent
Clinic (if student is late or does not attend clinic, a Saturday
Detention will be given)
Phone Contact or Office Visit with Parent
Phone Contact or Office Visit with Parent
Phone Contact or Office Conference with parent
21 st Tardy
Documented Parental Contact to discuss pending risk of
Expulsion on next Tardy violation
22 nd Tardy
Suspension resulting in Recommendation for Expulsion for
Multiple Suspensions-see page 6 item C and page 7 item 14
APPENDIX B APÉNDICE B
Procedures Regarding (grades K-8)
Student Absenteeism, Truancy and Visitors at School
The Ascension Parish School Board, in an effort to ensure the safety of all of our children, has established
the following policies and procedures regarding student absenteeism, truancy, and visitors at school:
• Students may not be dismissed from school within the last 30 minutes of the school day without
a valid excuse or this will be considered an unexcused tardy. An unexcused tardy will result
in a student's not being allowed to make up work missed.
• According to school board policy, habitual tardiness will be reported to the Supervisor of Child
Welfare and Attendance or to the Juvenile Court as truancy. A child misses valuable
instructional time when he/she arrives late or is dismissed early.
• Tardiness should be restricted to medical or other emergencies.
• Only adults 18 years or older may check a student out of school in grades K-8. A picture ID
will be required to be shown by any person not recognized by school personnel to be a child’s
parent or guardian. Before a child is released to an adult other than a parent or guardian, school
personnel will check the child's emergency card to verify that the adult picking up the child is
listed as acceptable by the parent or guardian.
• All school visitors will be asked to sign in and out in the school office. Visitors will be required
to wear a pass at all times while on the school grounds.
Standardized Elementary (Grades Pre-K – 8) Dress Code
PANTS, CAPRI PANTS, SHORTS, SKIRTS, SKORTS, JUMPERS
Shall be khaki. (No glitter, shimmer or other color distraction is permitted.)
• May be pleated or not pleated; cuffed or not cuffed ; may not have labels.
• Shall be appropriately sized with a regular fitting crotch: not tight fitting; not loose fitting
• Bottoms must fit at the waist and be properly hemmed or cuffed at or below the ankle and no wider
than shoe length, but not dragging the ground. “Slicing or ragging” is not allowed.
• No leather/suede/vinyl/denim/jean fabrics. May not include rivets. Cargo pants, low riders,
corduroy, ribbed fabric, and hip huggers are not allowed.
• Shorts, skirts, and jumpers must be clearly no more than 3 inches above the kneecap on any
• No stretch pants, sweatpants, jogging pants, wind suits, warm-ups, overalls or coveralls are
• Bottoms may not be worn in any way that creates a distraction.
Shall be navy oxford, knit, or broadcloth with a collar; no labels.
• Shall be solid navy in color.
• Turtlenecks must be solid navy or white without monograms/name brands/logos and may be worn
under a uniform shirt/jumper but may not be worn alone. Turtlenecks may only be worn under the
• Shall be appropriately sized; may not be tight fitting. Must be tucked in at all times and
appropriately buttoned above the chest area at all times.
• If a t-shirt is worn underneath the uniform shirt/blouse, it must be solid white, navy, black, or an
approved school color.
• Students may add only the approved school logo to their navy shirt/blouse. Logos can be
stitched/printed on the left front, upper chest area of the shirt/blouse.
• Shirts/blouses may not be worn in any way that creates a distraction.
SWEATSHIRTS/SWEATERS/JACKETS (IN INSTRUCTIONAL SETTINGS)
Shall be solid navy or shall be the designated school sweatshirt.
• If worn, the uniform shirt collar must be visible under the sweatshirt.
• May not contain personal or brand name monograms/logos.
• Must be solid navy and may include the approved school logo or may be a school approved
• Sweatshirts/sweaters/jackets of any kind may not be worn tied around the waist.
• Sweatshirts/sweaters/jackets of any kind may not be worn in any way that creates a distraction.
JACKETS/COATS – OUTDOORS
May be any color except jean and camouflage.
• Jean and camouflage jackets/coats are not allowed.
• Full-length jacket/coats commonly referred to as “trench” coats or dusters are not allowed.
• Jackets and coats of any kind may not be worn tied around the waist.
• Jackets and coats of any kind may not be worn in any way that creates a distraction.
SHOES AND SOCKS
Shall be closed in shoes; socks and/or leggings shall be white, solid black, solid khaki or solid
• Closed in shoes (front and back) ie tennis shoes, tied shoes or loafer type shoes are acceptable.
Shoes that require laces or Velcro must be securely fastened. Shoes must be worn appropriately.
• Shoes with wheels, noisemakers, lights or hanging tags are not allowed. Slippers, sandals, thongs,
or flip-flops are not allowed.
Must be neat, clean and well groomed.
• Head coverings, skullcaps, hats, hoods, kerchiefs, sweatbands and any other headgear are not
allowed. permitido. Long-handled combs are prohibited.
• Extreme hairstyles (including, but not limited to, Mohawks) or hair carvings that detract from the
educational setting are not allowed. Hair may not be dyed colors other than natural hair colors.
(ie No blue, green, pink, etc.).
• Accessories with inappropriate decorations or advertisements are prohibited. This includes, but is
not limited to, any item that depicts the occult, gang membership, death, suicide, violence, drugs,
alcohol, tobacco, or ethnic bias.
• Necklaces and bracelets of any type may not be worn.
• Glitter, tattoos and writing/drawing on the face and other visible body parts are not allowed.
• No more than one stud type earring may be worn in each earlobe. Dangling earrings, nose rings,
lip rings, eyebrow rings, tongue piercing rings, studs or any other visible body piercing are not
• No ornamental or oversized belt buckles are allowed. Belts may not have studs, cutouts, metal or
other decorations or writings that can be deemed inappropriate.
• Only one wristwatch may be worn on either wrist if it does not violate any of the Uniform Policies
regarding inappropriateness or distractions.
• Belts must be solid brown, black or navy and they must be worn on any pants/shorts/skirts/skorts
that have belt loops.
• Belts must be worn appropriately and may not be more than one size larger than the waist.
• Purses are not allowed in Grades Pre-Kdg. – 3.
• Rolling book sacks (book sacks with wheels) are not allowed in Grades Pre-Kdg. – 2, even if the
student carries them.
New students enrolling in any Ascension Parish Public School, Grades Pre-Kdg. – 8 will be
provided a grace period of no more than seven (7) calendar days to comply with this dress code.
Each school shall be permitted a total of four (4) casual dress days per school year. The principal El director
shall determine the dates for casual dress days. In addition to the 4 designated days allowed each
school year, principals are allowed to award additional days for various reasons to include but not
limited to: participation in charitable donations, rewards for various reasons, incentives to
encourage good academics, attendance and behaviors; celebration of special events on campus,
Each accumulation will consist of three (3) dress code violations;
1 st Accumulation : Parental notification. Parents will be called to bring
appropriate clothing if necessary.
2 nd Accumulation : Parental notification. School punishment takes place during
the school day. (Ex., Service project, Clean up, Loss of recess, etc.). Parent called
to bring appropriate clothing if necessary.
3 rd Accumulation : Parental notification. After School Behavior Clinic assigned
-2 Days (Failure to attend After School Behavior Clinic will result in an adding an
additional day. Failure to comply without a valid excuse will result in a
suspension). (Primary Schools will assign Recess Detention).
4 th Accumulation : Parental notification: Saturday Detention (if available) or After
School Behavior Clinic (4 days). Failure to comply without a valid excuse will
result in a suspension. (Primary Schools will assign long term Recess Detention
or After School Detention).
5th Accumulation : Conduct referral for willful disobedience. Points and/or
suspension will be assigned.
NOTE: A Parent Conference will be held at the point when the school determines that the
Uniform Policy is becoming a problem with the student. At any point in the violations, a
parent can be called to bring appropriate clothing if necessary.
Any non-uniform clothing (outer wear or accessories) and/or prohibitive items will be taken
by the school official and returned to the student's parent or guardian ONLY. Additionally, Adicionalmente,
the Principal has the authority and right to place any student in ISSP until the Dress Code
violation is properly corrected.
Standardized High School Dress Code
SLACKS, CAPRI PANTS, SKIRTS, DRESSES, SHORTS
Shall be khaki or black. (No glitter, shimmer or other color distraction is permitted.)
• Shall be appropriately sized with a regular fitting crotch: not tight fitting, not loose fitting.
• Bottoms (worn above the hip bone) must be properly hemmed or cuffed at or below the ankle and
no wider than shoe length, but not dragging the ground. “Slicing or ragging” is not allowed. Belts
(with no distracting decorations) must be worn at all times with bottoms that have belt loops.
• Bottoms may not be worn in any way that reflects gang affiliation, conceals contraband, or creates
a distraction (“sagging” not allowed).
• No stretch slacks, sweatpants, jogging pants, wind suits, warm-ups, overalls or coveralls allowed.
• No leather, suede, vinyl or denim fabrics.
• Shorts, skirts or dresses must reach the top of kneecap.
• The top of any side, back or front slit must be clearly no more than three (3) inches above the
Shall be polo style with collar.
• “Polo style” shirt must have two, three or four buttons (no snap-up or zippers), with long or short
sleeves (no sleeveless or cap-sleeves).
• Polo shirts shall be solid in color (approved colors per school) or appropriate campus spirit shirt.
• Shall be appropriately sized. Must be tucked in and appropriately buttoned above the chest area at
• May not be worn in any way that reflects gang affiliation, conceals contraband or creates a
• If a t-shirt or turtleneck is worn underneath the polo style shirt, it must be school colors.
• School approved spirit shirts may be worn in place of polo shirts.
• Students may add the approved school name and mascot to their polo style shirts. Logos (mascots
& school names) can be stitched/printed on the left front, upper chest area of the shirt. The logo
will be of acceptable size if the flattened hand can cover it.
• Curriculum related uniforms are considered standardized dress on designated days. (ie, Allied
Health Academy, ROTC, etc…..)
• Shirts or other objects that contain or symbolize obscene, drug related, gang related or offensive
wording are not allowed. This includes the advertisement of products that contain tobacco or
alcohol. Clothing or other articles depicting violence, blood, knives, guns, skulls, etc. are also not
APPROVED COLORS FOR SHIRTS BY HIGH SCHOOL
• Must be neat, clean and well groomed.
• Head covering, skullcaps, hats, hair rollers, kerchiefs, bandanas, sweatbands, hoods or any other
headgear are not allowed. Long-handled combs are prohibited for safety reasons.
• Symbols and/or styles that are identified with gang membership, affiliation or representation are
• Extreme hairstyles that detract from educational setting are not allowed. Hair may not be dyed
colors other than natural hair colors. (ie, No blue, green, pink, etc….)
• Hair carvings are not allowed.
• Closed in shoes (front and back) ie, tennis shoes, tied shoes or loafer type are all acceptable (no
slipper style or house shoes). Wheels, glitter, noisemakers, lights or hanging tags are not
permissible on footwear. Shoes will be worn and fastened appropriately.
SWEATSHIRTS/VESTS/SWEATERS/WINDBREAKERS/JACKETS - INDOORS
• May be pullover, button-up, zipper, snap, etc.
• Must be solid in color ( approved colors per school and/or gray ) worn with the polo style shirt
collar showing. Hoods may only be worn in areas approved by the administration. The only logos
allowed (other than mascot & school name) should be the manufacturer's label. The los
manufacturer's logo will be of acceptable size if the flattened hand can cover it.
• No college, professional, or other advertisements other than home school may be worn on
• Must be appropriately sized in the shoulders, sleeves and length.
• Students may add the approved school name and mascot to sweatshirts, vests or sweaters with
• May not be worn in any way that reflects gang affiliation, conceals contraband or creates a
• Coats/jackets/wraps that are worn outside/outdoors of the school building MUST also be an
approved school color and/or gray .
• May be high school letter jacket as long as it corresponds with the specific school the student
attends (Ascension only).
• No college or professional logo jacket or coats may be worn, (ie, starter jackets).
• May not be worn in any way that reflects gang affiliation, conceals contraband or creates a
• Full-length jackets/coats such as those commonly referred to as “trench” coats or “dusters” are not
allowed. permitido. Jackets/coats of ¾ length (or less) are acceptable.
• Outside jackets and coats are considered to be cold weather apparel only.
• New students enrolling in any Ascension Parish Public High School will be provided a grace period
of no more than five (5) calendar days to comply with this dress code.
• Revealing or tight garments considered inappropriately sized are prohibited.
• Accessories with inappropriate decorations or advertisements are prohibited. This includes, but is
not limited to, any item that depicts the occult, gang membership, death, suicide, violence, drugs,
alcohol, tobacco or ethnic bias.
• The following items may not be worn:
- Garments that have holes worn or torn in them.
- Heavy chains, spike necklaces, “grillz” or other inappropriate types of jewelry.
- Glitter, tattoos and writing/drawing on the face.
• Nose rings, lip rings, eyebrow rings, tongue piercing rings are not permitted. Clear (STUD
ONLY) pierce hole fillers are allowed in areas pierced where decorative rings are not allowed.
• The wearing of Body Armor by a student on school property is prohibited. Body Cuerpo
Armor shall mean bullet-resistant metal or other material intended to provide protection from
weapons or bodily injury.
1st offense - Warning
2nd Offense - Warning
3rd Offense - Clinic
4th Offense - Warning
5th Offense - Clinic
6th Offense - Saturday Detention
7th Offense - Warning
8th Offense - Saturday Detention
9th Offense - Warning
10th Offense - Clinic
11th Offense - Warning
12th Offense - Clinic
13th Offense - Saturday Detention
14th Offense - In-School Suspension
15th Offense - Clinic
16th Offense - Saturday Detention
17th Offense - Suspension
18th Offense - Clinic
19th Offense - Saturday Detention
20th Offense - Suspension
21 st Offense – Documented Parent Contact to discuss risk of Expulsion on next violation
22 nd Offense – Suspension (Recommendation for Expulsion, see p. 6/item C and p.7/item 14)
Principals select 4 designated days each nine weeks to offer as jeans days or designated dress days
for all students. In addition, principals are allowed to award additional days for various reasons to
include but not limited to: participation in charitable donations, rewards for various reasons,
incentives to encourage good academics and behaviors; celebration of special events on campus,
etc. Jeans must be of the same style and design as defined by the standardized dress code for slacks.
The board has the right to modify or change any of the above said policy.
Administrators have the responsibility and right to determine the appropriateness of attire and
grooming for school setting. Additionally, the Principal has the authority and right to place any
student in ISSP until the Dress Code violation is properly corrected.
• ID badges must be worn at all times with the picture facing outward.
• ID's must be clearly visible and are not to be defaced or to have any non-approved items attached
or placed on the front or back.
TECHNOLOGY USAGE – STUDENTS
Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for Technology, Internet, and Network Use
The purpose of the Ascension Parish School Board's Technology resources is to enhance student learning
by providing students with the latest tools to make learning relevant to the goals of the work place. This is Esto es
accomplished by facilitating student research, differentiating instruction, accommodating student needs,
augmenting student communication skills, and motivating students to become life-long learners. We are Estamos
very pleased to bring these vast, diverse, and unique resources to Ascension Parish students and teachers.
In an effort to provide students the resources accessible through a computerized information resource such
as the Internet, the Ascension Parish School Board believes it is necessary for all persons to become aware
of acceptable uses of technology. The academic benefit of having access to resources from all over the
world must be weighed against objectionable materials found on the Internet.
Faculty, students, district leaders, and the community must work together as knowledgeable and
collaborative partners to support the academic benefits of these resources while helping students avoid the
sometimes inaccurate and/or objectionable resources available through technology. In support of this
collaboration, parents, students, and the community who have questions, requests, or suggestions may call
Technology and the APSB Network
The Ascension Parish Technology Resources include a wireless and wired network, a sophisticated
security system, handheld and portable technology devices, computers, cameras, science probes,
video and audio equipment, projectors, and numerous instructional resources delivered with
The Internet La Internet
The Internet is an international network of computer users encompassing elementary and secondary
schools, universities, government agencies, businesses and corporations, and millions of individuals.
This telecommunications network will allow students and teachers to have access to:
• online instructional resources
• online books
• research institutions, ie, Universities, NASA, etc.
• electronic mail (email) communication with people all over the world
• online library catalogs and resources, Library of Congress, etc.
• other world wide web sites
Use of the Internet
The Internet is a vast global computer network. Acceptable use of these resources shall be consistent
with the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the Ascension Parish School Board. Any person using
computers or other electronic information resources shall be required to use such equipment and
resources in a responsible, legal manner and must have a consent form on file. The Board retains the
right to monitor all computer usage and files for compliance with all regulations and/or procedures.
Accordingly, regulations for participation by anyone on the Internet shall include, but not be
limited to, the following:
1. Appropriate language and manners, which demonstrate honesty, ethics, and respect for others
shall be required.
2. Individual students shall be permitted to have e-mail accounts created by the District. Student Estudiante
email accounts shall not be considered private and will be monitored by district personnel.
3. Two-way, real-time electronic communication technologies such as Internet-based instant
messaging and Internet chat shall not be allowed within the District during the school day.
Furthermore, the participation by students in asynchronous electronic forums or bulletin
boards shall be prohibited. The exception to this is pre-approved access to such technologies
and/or sites for a specific educational need.
4. No personal addresses or personal phone numbers shall be permitted on the Internet.
Impersonations are not permitted.
5. The Internet shall not be used for commercial, political, illegal, financial, or religious purposes.
Violations shall be reported to a teacher or administrator immediately.
6. Threatening, profane, harassing, or abusive language shall be forbidden.
7. Use of the network or other technology resources for any illegal activities is prohibited. Illegal Ilegal
activities include: (a) copyright or contract violations, (b) tampering with computer hardware
or software, (c) unauthorized entry into computers and files, (d) knowledgeable vandalism or
destruction of equipment, and (e) deletion of computer files. Such activity may be considered
a crime under state and federal law.
8. No user is permitted to knowingly or inadvertently load or create a computer virus or load any
software that destroys files and programs, confuses users, or disrupts the performance of the
system. sistema. Certified personnel or designee should only install software.
9. Resources offered by the Internet and paid for by the Board may not be willfully wasted.
10. Invading the privacy of another user, using another's account, posting personal messages
without the author's consent, and sending or posting anonymous messages shall be forbidden.
11. Accessing pornographic or obscene materials or using or sending profanity in messages is
12. Perusing or otherwise accessing information on manufacturing bombs or other incendiary
devices shall be forbidden.
13. Email, web access, and other electronic communications should not be considered private.
While it is a violation of policy for a user or student to attempt to gain access to information
for which they do not have authorization, authorized staff may monitor or examine email, file
folders, and communications to maintain system integrity, to ensure users are using the system
responsibly, or for any other reasonable purpose.
14. All web pages or electronic publications created by any organization, staff, student, or other
person that are housed on the District-funded computer systems shall be subject to treatment
as District-sponsored publications. Therefore, the District reserves the right to exercise
editorial control over the content of these web pages or publications. Only content that
supports the administrative, instructional, or other legitimate mission of the school or
department shall be allowed on District or school web sites. Content of all District and school
web sites shall conform to pertinent regulations. Additionally, no web page that represents any
school, department, or organization of the Ascension Parish School Board may be published
on a web server that is outside of the District's control without written permission of the
Director of Information Services and Technology.
Use of the Internet is a privilege, and any inappropriate use may result in disciplinary
action and loss of privileges to use the Internet. Disciplinary action may include, but is
not limited to, loss of computer use, monetary reimbursement, suspension, detention,
or assignment in Behavior Modification Class. This shall apply to all students.
Students' use of school computers or the School Computer System (SCS) is provided for academic
purposes. Los propósitos. All students using a school computer or a computer network or computers accessing the
Internet shall be accountable for its use. This shall include, but not be limited to: (a) unauthorized
use resulting in expenses to the school; (b) equipment damage; (c) use of unauthorized software; (d) (re)
privacy and copyrights; (e) tampering; (f) accessing obscene and objectionable materials; (g) sending
or soliciting inflammatory, abusive, harassing, vulgar, or obscene messages or language; (h) (marido)
disregarding established safeguards which align the district's technology systems to the Children’s
Internet Protection Act; (i) using another's password or sharing passwords with others; and (j) any
action that is deemed inappropriate by supervisory personnel. Email and student or class files on the
network are analogous to school lockers, that is, these accounts will be treated as district property
subject to control and inspection, rather than private property which cannot be searched without just
cause. porque. The network administrator (or designee) shall assign access codes or passwords if and/or when
it is needed. Use of the Internet and/or the SCS is considered a privilege and any inappropriate use
may result in a disciplinary action and loss of privileges to use the Internet and/or the SCS. Depending Dependiente
on the nature and degree of the violation and the number of previous violations, unacceptable use of
the district's systems may result in one or more of the following consequences: (a) temporary or
permanent loss of privileges, (b) payments for damages and repairs, (c) discipline as outlined in the
district policy manual, (d) suspension, expulsion, and/or (e) civil/criminal liability under other
UNAUTHORIZED AND ILLEGAL USE
Tampering with selection menus, procedures, or icons for the purpose of misleading or confusing
other users shall be prohibited. Any use by any person of the SCS that incurs expenses to the school
other than the monthly user fees and rates shall be strictly prohibited. The computer system shall not
be used for commercial, political, or religious purposes.
Use of the network for any illegal activities shall also be prohibited. Illegal activities include: (a)
tampering with computer hardware or software, (b) unauthorized entry into computers and files, (c)
knowledgeable vandalism or destruction of equipment, and (d) deletion of computer files. Such Tal
activities are considered a crime under state and federal law.
The use of personal hardware (such as laptop computers, MP3 players, iPods, etc.) and software is
allowed when approved by principal/supervisor for educational purposes. This does NOT include
consumables such as CDs or flash/pen/thumb drives.
PRIVACY AND COPYRIGHTS
ALL students must adhere to the Copyright Laws of the United States (PL 94-533) and the
Congressional Guidelines that delineate it regarding software, authorship, and copying information.
The unauthorized copying or transfer of copyrighted materials may result in the loss of network
privileges. Reposting personal communications without the original author's prior consent shall be
prohibited. prohibido. To do this is a violation of the author's privacy. All persons who willfully violate
copyright laws do so without the sanction of the Board and at their own risk and will assume all
liability and responsibility.
However, all messages posted in a public forum such as news groups or list serves may be copied in
subsequent communications, so long as proper attribution is given.
The School Board directs that:
1. Unlawful copies of copyrighted materials shall not be produced on Board-owned
equipment or within Board-owned facilities.
2. Unlawful copies of copyrighted materials shall not be used on Board-owned equipment,
within Board-owned facilities, or at Board sponsored functions.
3. Information about copyright law and guidelines shall be made available.
INSTALLING PRANK SOFTWARE
Students should avoid the knowing or inadvertent spread of computer viruses. “Computer viruses”
are programs that have been developed as pranks, and can destroy valuable programs, and data. To A
reduce the risk of spreading a computer virus, students shall not import files or programs from
unknown or disreputable sources. If a student obtains software or files from remote sources, proper
procedures should be followed to check for viruses before use. Deliberate attempts to degrade or
disrupt the system or the performance of the network or spreading of computer viruses shall be
considered criminal activity under state and federal law. Only certified personnel or designee shall
load any software.
Ascension Parish School Board, incompliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act , will use
its best efforts to prevent access to material reasonably believed to be obscene or child pornography,
conducive to the creation of a hostile or dangerous school environment, pervasively vulgar,
excessively violent, sexually harassing, or disruptive in the school environment. The Board shall
enforce a policy of Internet safety that incorporates the use of computer-related technology or the use
of Internet service provider technology designed to block or filter access for minors and adults to
certain visual depictions and materials as mentioned above.
It should be understood that no matter how much supervision and monitoring Ascension Parish
Public Schools provides, there would always be the possibility of a user coming into contact with
Profanity or obscenity shall not be tolerated on the network. All persons should use language
appropriate for school situations. Offensive or inflammatory speech should be avoided. The rights of
others must be respected both in the local network and the Internet at large. Personal attacks are an
unacceptable use of the network. If a user is the victim of a “flame,” a harsh, critical, or abusive
statement, the user should bring the incident to the attention of the teacher or network systems
manager. gerente. It is usually better not to respond. Furthermore, retrieving and/or viewing pornographic or
obscene materials shall not be allowed.
The SCS are provided for academic purposes. Conduct that is in conflict with the responsibilities as
may be outlined in this document shall be subject to disciplinary action. Any stakeholder wishing to
report improper, illegal, or illicit conduct using APSB technology can call 225-391-7171.
For all participants in the APSB One-to-One Computing Project, the One-to-One Project has specific
guidance that must be followed.
Special restrictions by the school or District may be implemented in order to meet special needs
provided that School Board policy is not violated.
WARRANTY OF SERVICE
The Ascension Parish School District makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied,
for the service it is providing. The Ascension Parish School District shall not be responsible for any
damages suffered. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries, or
service interruptions caused by the district's negligence or the user's errors or omissions. Use of any El uso de cualquier
information obtained via the Internet is at the user's risk. The Ascension Parish School District
specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of material or information obtained
through its service.
APSB Student/Parent One to One Contract
By signing this form, the user and his/her parent(s) or guardian(s) agree to follow the guidance
outlined in the Ascension Parish Acceptable Use Policy, this APSB 1-to-1 Contract, and directions
described by teachers and staff. The Ascension Parish School Board (APSB) makes no warranties
with respect to Internet service or content. The user and his/her guardians should be aware that the
Ascension Parish School Board does not have control of the information on the Internet nor can it
provide comprehensive barriers to users accessing information. Sites accessible via the Internet
may contain material that is illegal, defamatory, inaccurate, or potentially offensive to some
people. gente. (APSB makes a significant effort to filter objectionable content, but recommends that
parents and guardians remain diligent in observing student behavior when using these devices.)
While APSB supports the privacy of electronic mail, users must assume that this cannot be
The Ascension Parish School Board believes that the benefits to students from access to this
technology and the Internet, in the form of information resources, information organization,
modeling, and opportunities for collaboration far exceed any possible disadvantages of access.
APSB offers a Technology Fee Program for all participants in the 1-to-1 program. Parents or
guardians who do not purchase the 1-to-1 device technology fee WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
THE COST OF REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENTS that are not covered by the manufacturer’s
It is strongly recommended that all students participate in the Technology Fee Program. A Device
Matrix with a full explanation of what the fee covers can be obtained from the school administrator.
Coverage Participation Information (Please initial your selections below)
______ I elect to pay the District Technology Fee. I understand that I am responsible for one of
the payment options listed below.
______ I elect NOT TO PARTICIPATE in the District Technology Fee. By doing so I accept
FULL responsibility for the device(s) should it/they be damaged. Replacement cost would
be at the current cost of the device or repair as listed on attached schedule.
*Lost or stolen devices are not covered under the District Technology Fee. A police report must
be filed for the student to be issued another device.
See/Select Payment options on p. 55 55
Payment Options (Select one of these options)
Device Coverage (Family Cap of $40.00) -- ONLINE PAYMENT IS PREFERRED.
______ One payment of $20.00 for single device coverage or $40 for family coverage paid by Oct.
please Por favor
______ Two installment payments with half due Oct. 28 and remainder due Nov.18.
** Failure to meet the payment deadlines may result in no coverage.
APSB Student/Parent One to One Contract
I understand and will abide by the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for Technology, Internet, and
Network Use Policy. I further understand that any violation of this policy constitutes a violation
of school discipline policy. Should I commit any violation, my access privileges may be revoked
and disciplinary action may be taken.
Date: ____________ Student Name (print): _______________________________
Student Signature: ____________________________________________________
PARENT OR GUARDIAN:
As the parent or guardian of this student I have read the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for
Technology, Internet, and Network Use Policy. I understand that this access is designed for
educational purposes. I also recognize that it is impossible for the Ascension Parish School Board
to restrict access to controversial materials and I will not hold them responsible for materials
acquired on the Internet. I hereby give my permission for my child to participate in this Internet
Date: ____________ Parent Name (print): _______________________________
Parent Signature: ____________________________________________________
*Remember, using the school computers and the school network is a privilege, not a right.
Failure to comply with the procedures stated in the contract may result in your being denied
access to the computers and possible further consequences. For a full acceptable-use policy
on using school computers, see Appendix E .
Policies and Procedures
The Ascension Parish School System's vision is to enhance student learning by providing students
with the latest tools to make learning relevant to the goals of the work place.
In order to achieve this vision, it is our goal to:
• Develop students' critical literacy skills by using technology as real-world learning tools
• Enable students to become facilitators of their own learning
• Create meaningful, engaging interdisciplinary projects that require problem solving and
support individual learning styles
Ascension Parish Schools is embarking on an endeavor of enriching learning opportunities by
having students participate in a one-to-one computer program at participating schools. One-to-one
computing means putting a personal computing device (computer or tablet) into the hands of every
student. estudiante. Students will be issued a student computing devise with a case. Students will use the
computers in all core classes and at home for assignments.
Please read over the following procedures, and submit the signed contract (Pages 1 and 2) to
• Follow all rules as stated in the policy for Technology Use in the Ascension Parish Student
Handbook Rights and Responsibilities & Discipline Policy (pp. 47-51).
• Remember that computer use is not a right. It is a privilege that can be revoked.
• Unacceptable use/activity may result in disciplinary and/or legal action.
• Respect the equipment! Do not damage the computers, computer systems, or networks.
• APSB will use spares to replace damaged or malfunctioning devices for students
participating in the Technology Fee program. If the computer is broken or damaged
without payment of the fee, the student MAY be left without a computer until it is repaired
or the fee is paid.
• PLEASE, no food or drinks near the computers.
• The student and/or the student's parent/guardian shall be responsible for compensating
the school district for any losses, costs or damages incurred by the district related to the
violations of policy.
• Report damages, malfunctions, and theft as soon as possible to the teacher. Ascension
Parish School System has installed tracking software on the laptops in the event of theft.
• Accessing, submitting, posting, publishing, forwarding, downloading, scanning or
displaying materials that are defamatory, abusive, obscene, vulgar, sexually explicit or
suggestive, threatening, discriminatory, harassing and/or illegal is strictly prohibited.
• Sharing passwords or using other users' passwords is not permitted. It is the user’s
responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of passwords which allow access to the
district's system and the information which those passwords protect.
• Students should have possession of their 1-to-1 device at all times. Any devices left behind
or unattended will be taken to the administrative office. Misplaced devices will be required
to be picked in the office.
• Students should keep his/her device clean and maintained. Cleaning the device with a
slightly damp cloth or with a computer-cleaning towel is recommended on a regular basis
to avoid dirt and grime buildup.
• Devices should be charged each night before school. The consequence for not charging the
device repeatedly will be up to the school. Loaner devices and chargers will be provided
at the discretion of the school.
• Students will be issued a device that can be taken home as long as there is no evidence of
intentional abuse and/or neglect. If a student's actions display a trend (3 or more damaged
devices) or clearly evident abuse no matter the number, the administrator will conduct an
investigation and depending on findings may choose to only issue the student a device to
be used during the school day. Students can lose the privilege to take the device home.
• Parent contacts must be made and documented for all device damages, accidental or
intentional, regardless of whether the student has paid the technology fee. Anytime that a
student is issued a new device due to damage, schools must communicate to the parent that
a device has been damaged and the circumstances so that parents are aware this has
• Laptop computers and Chromebooks will be issued a backpack or computer bag to protect
the computer. Students who are moving between classes are expected to pack their 1-to-1
devices into their computer backpack or computer bag with NO WIRES plugged into it.
• Students must NOT leave the charger connected to the laptop when placed in the backpack
or computer bag in order to protect it from damage. If students are moving outside of class
during a lesson, they are expected to close the lid on their device until they reach his or her
destination. destino. Students should at no time walk around with an open computer.
• Tablet devices (iPads) will be housed in a protective case. The device must remain in the
case at all times. Like the notebook computer, students are expected to refrain from use
while walking from place to place.
• Students will be subject to the Acceptable Use Policy and must adhere to the expectations
of each teacher regarding the use of their device in a classroom environment.
• Students may at no time download material that violates the Acceptable Use Policy.
• Students will have secure access to a variety of communication tools through Blackboard
and the Google Suite of Apps. These tools will be used to help prepare students for the 21st
century workplace and to provide collaboration opportunities during class assignments.
These communication programs will allow students to communicate with other students or
staff members within the district. These tools should be used for educational purposes only.
• The teacher is responsible for monitoring computer use and work in progress at school.
Parents or guardians are responsible for monitoring computer use at home.
• Students are encouraged to use their device at home for assignments or leisure. While Mientras
sharing the device with family members is permitted, students and parents are still
responsible for any damage that may take place to the device when it is at home or any
activity that is recorded in the device history or detected in the filters.
• Students who have wireless Internet connections at home are permitted to use the Internet
at home. Students who use 1-to-1 devices at home are still obligated to adhere to the
Acceptable Use Policy. Students who violate this agreement may lose Internet capability.
• Students cannot connect their device to a printer at home or install a printer. However, if a
student needs to print at home they may save the item in the Blackboard content collection
or email it to an active account and print from another device.
• Ascension Parish filters for social media will be turned off every day from 5:00 pm until
5:00 am so that teachers can utilize these tools for creative collaboration amongst students.
Parents should always monitor students' use of the devices at home. Included in this Incluido en este
document are suggested Best Practices for Parents that will help parents to play a role in
modeling and teaching Digital Citizenship.
Parent Best Practices for Internet Safety at Home
• Keep computers in a central place.
o This will make it easier for you to monitor and keep an eye on your child’s
o You can clearly monitor their internet activity .
• Know when your children go online.
o Establish specific times when access to Internet is permitted and keep that
o Limit the length of access time. This will encourage your child to go directly to
the information required, rather than aimlessly surfing the Internet.
o Talk about what kinds of sites that they like to visit and establish what is and isn't
appropriate for your family.
o You can also check where your kids have been by looking at the history in the
• Teach Internet Safety.
o It's impossible to monitor your child's online activity all the time.
o As they get older, they need to know how to use the Internet safely and responsibly.
o Teach children not to communicate or share any personal information with
strangers on the Internet.
• Use Privacy Settings and Sharing Controls.
o Many sites that feature user-generated content, YouTube, Facebook, and other
social networking sites, have sharing controls that put users in charge of who sees
personal blogs, photos, videos, and profiles.
o Teach your children to respect the privacy of friends and family by not identifying
people by name in profiles and pictures.
• Protect Passwords.
o Remind your children not to give out their passwords to anyone for any reason.
o Make sure they make a habit of unclicking “Remember Me” settings on their
• Teach Your Children to Communicate Responsibly.
o Instruct your child to talk to you if he or she finds anything on the Internet that
makes them feel uncomfortable.
o Ask about their Internet experiences and what they have learned.
o Remind them not to text, email, instant message or post any hurtful or inappropriate
things on someone's page.
• View all Content Critically.
o Just because you see it online doesn't mean that it is true.
o Children should learn how to distinguish reliable sources from unreliable ones, and
how to verify information that they find online.
o Make sure that they understand that cutting and pasting content directly from the
Internet is plagiarism.
PROHIBITION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT
POLICY AND PROCEDURES
A. It is the policy of the Ascension Parish Public School System to provide a learning and working
atmosphere for students, employees, and visitors free from sexual harassment.
B. It is a violation of this policy for any administrator, teacher, other employee, visitor, agent,
contractor or any student to engage in or condone sexual harassment.
C. It is the responsibility of every employee to recognize acts of sexual harassment and take every
action necessary to ensure that the applicable policies and procedures of this school system are
D. Any employee or student who believes that he or she has been subjected to sexual harassment
has the right to file a complaint and to receive prompt and appropriate handling of the
complaint. Further, all reasonable efforts shall be made to maintain the confidentiality and
protect the privacy of all parties.
E. The complaint manager shall be responsible for assisting employees and students seeking
guidance or support in addressing matters relating to sexual harassment or inappropriate
behavior of a sexual nature.
II. II. PROCEDURES
1. Sexual harassment means any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and
other inappropriate verbal, written or physical conduct of a sexual nature by an employee
to a co-employee, an employee to a student, a student to another student, a student to an
employee, a school board member to an employee or student, or non-employee engaged in
business or volunteer work with the school system to an employee or student that takes
place under any of the following circumstances:
a. a. When submission to such conduct is made, explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition
of employment, instruction or participation in school activities or programs
b. segundo. When submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used by the
offender as the basis for making personnel or academic decisions affecting the
individual subjected to sexual advances
c. do. When such conduct has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work
d. re. When such conduct has the effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work
or learning environment
2. Examples of behavior which may constitute sexual harassment include but are not limited
Unwelcome staring, leering, sexual flirtations, or propositions
Unwelcome spreading of sexual rumors
Unwelcome sexual jokes, stories, pictures, or gestures
Unwelcome touching of another's body or clothes in a sexual way
Unwelcome teasing or sexual remarks about a student
Conditioning academic or student activity privileges on submission to unwanted
sexual conduct from student or staff
Blocking or cornering of a sexual nature from normal movements
Unwelcome graphic verbal comments about an individual's body, or overly personal
Displaying sexually suggestive objects in the work or educational environment
Sexual harassment is prohibited against members of the same sex as well as members
of the opposite sex.
3. Complaint manager means the person, or persons, who is (are) responsible for investigation
of any complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy. The complaint manager shall
be the principal or the immediate supervisor of the complaining party. The name, office
address, and telephone number of said person shall be posted in every facility and printed
in every student and employee handbook.
B. Publication of Policy
1. Each student shall receive a copy of this policy at the beginning of each year and at the
time of transfer into the Ascension Parish School System. This policy will be included in
each school's Student and Employee Handbook.
C. Complaint Procedures
a. a. Any employee or student who believes that he or she has been subjected to sexual
harassment has the right to file a complaint with an immediate supervisor, the
Complaint Manager, the principal, a guidance counselor, or a teacher. If the original
complaint is oral, the complaining party shall be asked to put the complaint in writing.
If a complaint is made to someone other than a principal, the principal must be notified
immediately. inmediatamente. A written complaint shall include the following:
The name of the complaining party
The name of the offender(s)
The date of the offense
The location of the offense
A description in as much detail as possible of the incident(s), including
any statements made by either party, and
A list of all witnesses
a. a. All administrators and employee designees shall be trained to know how to handle
sexual harassment complaints, what constitutes sexual harassment, the importance of
taking such complaints seriously, and the procedures involved.
b. segundo. All site administrators/principals shall designate sufficient personnel in order that at
least one (1) male and one (1) female staff member is available at all times to handle
sexual harassment complaints.
c. do. Complaints filed pursuant to this policy shall be promptly and thoroughly investigated
by the Complaint Manager or an individual assigned by the Complaint Manager.
d. re. Complainants shall have a choice in selecting a designee of the same or opposite
e. mi. All circumstances of the same situation shall be considered in the investigation of
possible harassment incidents. In determining whether the alleged conduct constitutes
sexual harassment, consideration shall be given to the totality of the circumstance,
including the context in which the alleged incident occurred. Upon completion of the
investigation, the Complaint Manager shall prepare a report including the following:
1. The date(s)
2. The name of the complainant
3. The name of the offender(s)
4. A summary of the factual allegations that allege sexual harassment
5. The name of all potential witnesses
6. A summary of all the steps taken to complete the investigation
7. A summary of all witness statements (with copies of actual statements attached)
8. A listing of any physical evidence available
9. A factual summary of all the evidence that either supports or refutes the allegations
of sexual harassment
f. F. The investigation shall be completed within twenty working days after the complaint
3. Complaint Review Committee
a. a. The Complaint Review Committee shall consist of three persons identified from the
following employee classifications:
1. Title IX Coordinator
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2. Site level administrator or administrative designee
3. Male and female faculty member(s)
b. segundo. If the matter is not resolved within a reasonable time, the Complaint Committee shall
set a hearing date
a. a. Any employee and/or student
1. Shall be notified, in writing, at least ten (10) days before the hearing with
2. Shall be allowed to attend the hearing and testify in his or her own behalf
3. Shall be entitled to confront or cross-examine the complaining party and other
witnesses who are called
4. Shall be entitled to call witnesses in his or her own behalf and
5. Shall be allowed to introduce evidence which is relevant to the issues presented by
the complaint and the investigative report
5. Written Decisions
a. a. Within ten working days of the hearing, the Complaint Review Committee shall issue
a decision that:
1. Includes a finding of facts and conclusions explaining how those facts establish a
violation of the sexual harassment policy and
2. Recommends sanctions.
Appeals may be made to the Superintendent within fifteen (15) days after receipt
of the written decision of the Complaint Review Committee.
Within ten (10) working days of the decision by the Superintendent, an appeal may
be made to the Board, which shall render a decision within fifteen (15) days.
1. All students who violate this policy shall be subject to the following sanctions on a case-
by-case basis dependent on the severity:
a. a. Immediate notification of parents of the complainant and the accused
b. segundo. Parent conference
c. do. Warning, counseling and reprimand
d. re. Time Out
e. mi. Suspension Suspensión
f. F. Expulsion
2. All employees and others who violate this policy shall be subject to the following
a. a. Warning, counseling, and reprimand
b. segundo. Suspension with or without compensation
c. do. Termination Terminación
d. re. Banned from school campus and/or school-related events
All can be subject to criminal prosecution. Violators of this policy will be prosecuted
to the maximum penalty and can also be banned from the school campus and/or school-
1. On an annual basis a random sampling of students and employees shall be interviewed to
determine if students and employees are being properly informed of the sexual harassment
policy and whether there are unreported incidents of sexual harassment.
2. Within three months after a complaint is resolved, the complainant shall be interviewed to
determine if any additional incidents have occurred and, that the complainant is satisfied
with the process involved. A written report will be completed by the Complaint Manager
following this interview.
3. The Superintendent shall report quarterly to the Ascension Parish School Board providing
qualitative information relative to the number of complaints, number of investigations,
results of hearings, training efforts and policy publication efforts.
4. This policy shall be reviewed every year in accordance with the Ascension Parish School
Board's policy review process.
Revised: January 1997, Revised: September 1997
Ref: PL 88-352 (42 USC 2000e et seq.); 29 CFR § 1604.11; La. Rev. Stat. Ann §§ 14:41, 17:81;
Board minutes 12-3-96, 8-19-97.
According to Act 522, vision screening will be conducted by the Ascension Parish School Nurses. Vision Visión
screening will be conducted on all students in grades – ECH, K, 1 st , 3 rd , 5 th , 7 th , 9 th , 11 th, and any special
Students who fail this initial screening will receive a letter of referral for the parent or guardian explaining
the need of further medical evaluation and/or correction as needed.
According to Act 522, hearing screening will be conducted by the Ascension Parish School Nurses. Hearing
screening will be conducted on all students in grades – ECH, K, 1 st , 3 rd , 7 th , 11 th, and any special request
If the student fails the initial screening, the student will be referred to the speech therapist for a second
hearing screening. If the student fails the second hearing screen, a letter of referral will be sent home
notifying the parent/guardian of the need for further evaluation by the parish audiologist or private medical
A parent/guardian of any student with a concern of their child's back or posture need to submit a written
request for a scoliosis screening to the school nurse at that student's school.
BREAST SELF-EXAMINATION/CERVICAL CANCER
According to Act 789, Breast Self-Examination/Cervical Cancer is taught to all 8 th and 10 th grade girls in
Ascension Parish. The class is conducted by the school nurses.
The parent/guardian will be notified approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the class being taught. The los
parent/guardian must sign a consent form in order for their daughter to attend.
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
All Students are required by law to present satisfactory evidence of immunity to or immunizations against
preventable communicable diseases.
DPT – (Diptheria-Pertussis-Tetanus)-Dtap, or DT)
4 required- last one after the 4th birthday (the 3rd and 4th at least 6 months apart)
3 required- last one after the 4th birthday (the 2nd and 3rd at least 6 months apart)
HBV-Hepatitis B (Energix, Recombivax, Hep B)
3 required – 1st and 2nd at least l month apart
Minimum of 2 months between 2nd and 3rd dose
3rd dose required after the child has reached 6 months of age
MMR-Mumps, Measles (Rubeola-red), and Rubella (German or 3-day Measles)
#1: after 12 months of age.
#2: booster at least 1 month after MMR #1
Both required upon school entry.
HIB – before 5th birthday
VARICELLA – (chicken pox vaccine)-(varivax)
#1: after 12 months of age.
#2: booster at least 1 month after Varicella #1 (began 2009-2010 for new enterers)
Students entering 6th grade who are 11 years of age or older and all new students entering the
parish are required to have the booster.
TDaP – (Tetanus-Diptheria-Acellular Pertussis)
Required for students at 11 years old.
Required for students at 11 years old.
Each student is required by law to present evidence of age appropriate immunizations at the time of
registration or earlier. Students who do not have complete immunization records will not be allowed to
HELP BREAK THE CYCLE - HEALTHFUL HINTS/GUIDELINES
The ultimate goal for our school system is to educate your child. In order for this to take place, your child
must be healthy and in the right frame of mind to learn. For your child's well-being and for the protection
of other students and staff, the following recommendations are provided to you for your consideration.
FEVER – Students with fever of 100.0 or greater should remain home until they are fever free for 24 hours
without fever reducing medications. If the fever continues for more than 48 hours, it is recommended that
he/she be seen by a doctor.
VOMITING/DIARRHEA – Students who are vomiting and/or have diarrhea should remain home until
he/she has not vomited or had diarrhea for 24 hours. It is advised that you stop milk and milk products for
the next few days. It is recommended that you contact your doctor if your child becomes dehydrated:
vomiting/diarrhea persists more than 24 hours, child cries without tears, lips and mouth are dry, strong
smelling or dark urine, eyes appear sunken and child looks weak or lethargic.
“PINK EYE”/CONJUNCTIVITIS – Students who have redness in the white of the eye, watery or thick
drainage with mucus and pus that causes the eyelids to stick together, and complains that their eye burns,
itches, or feels as if they have something in it, should remain home from school. Pink eye is a highly
contagious condition. In order for your child to return to school, he/she must receive a note from the doctor
stating that it is no longer contagious and he/she can return to school.
COLDS – A typical cold lasts about 1 week, causing a stuffy nose, mild cough, and low-grade fever,
generally less than 100 degrees. If your child has a temperature above 100 degrees, a bad cough, sore
throat, ear ache, or headache, he/she should remain home. If these symptoms persist for 48 hours, it is
recommended that your child be seen by a doctor.
NASAL DISCHARGE – Students who have a yellow/green discharge from the nose for more than 3 days, a
yellow/green discharge accompanied by a fever, or who are coughing up yellow/green mucus should be
seen by a doctor.
RINGWORM - The infection manifest itself usually in the form of one to four flat, ring-shaped sores that
can be dry or scaly, or crusted and moist. Ringworm can be transmitted as long as untreated sores remain
on the skin. Ringworm medication may be purchased at any drugstore without a prescription. In order to A fin de que
return to school, you must send proof of treatment. A note from your doctor, pharmacist, or a medication
label is acceptable. Your child will not be admitted back to school without this note. Once treatment has
begun and proof of treatment has been provided, your child may return to school. Upon return, the affected
area must be covered.
UNIDENTIFIED RASH – If your child is referred to the school nurse or school office with an unidentified
rash, your child will not be able to return to school until the rash is determined non-contagious by a
physician. médico. Proof from a physician is necessary to return to school.
*ANTIBIOTICS – Antibiotics are not administered in the school setting according to the Ascension Parish
Medication Policy. If antibiotics are prescribed, it is recommended that the child remain home for 24 hours
after treatment has been started, unless the doctor states otherwise. Then a doctor's note to return to school
*PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD TO WASH HANDS FREQUENTLY , TO COUGH INTO
THEIR ARM OR A TISSUE, AND TO DISCARD ANY USED TISSUE INTO THE GARBAGE
ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION
The administration of medication to students shall be in compliance with the requirements of RS
17:436.1, and the policy established by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary
Education (BESE). It shall be the policy of the School Board that no school employee other than
a registered nurse or licensed medical physician shall be required to administer medication until
all the following conditions have been met. As used in this policy the term “medication” shall
include all prescription and nonprescription drugs.
No medication shall be administered in Ascension Parish Public Schools that are classified
Controlled Substances: Schedule I, Schedule II, Schedule III, Schedule IV and V with the
exception of medications used for ADHD that have been proven safe and are monitored for that
I. Written orders, appropriate containers, labels, and information
Medication shall not be administered to any student without an order from a
physician or dentist licensed to practice medicine in Louisiana or an adjacent state
and it should include the following information:
The student's name
The name and signature of physician/dentist
The physician/dentist business address, office phone number and
emergency phone numbers
The frequency and time of the medication
The route and dosage of medication
A written statement of the desired effects and the child specific potential
adverse effects. efectos adversos.
Medication shall be provided to the school by the parent/guardian in a container
that meets acceptable pharmacy standards and shall include the following
Name of pharmacy
Address and telephone number of pharmacy
Name of student
Clear directions for use, including the route, frequency, and other as
Drug name and strength
Last name and initial of pharmacist
Cautionary auxiliary labels, if applicable
Physician or dentist's name
Labels of prepackaged medications, when dispensed, shall contain the following
information in addition to the regular pharmacy label:
Name of manufacturer or distributor
Manufacturer's lot or batch number
II. II. Administration of medications: General Provisions
During the period when the medication is administered, the person administering
medication shall be relieved of all other duties. This requirement does not include
the observation period required in II. E. The local school systems shall determine
how to implement this requirement.
Except in life threatening situations, trained unlicensed school employees may not
administer injectable medications.
All medications shall be stored in a secured locked area or locked drawer with
limited access except by authorized personnel.
Only oral medications, inhalant, topical ointment for diaper rash, and emergency
medications shall be administered at school by unlicensed personnel.
Each student shall be observed by a school employee for a period of 45 min.
following the administration of medication. This observation may occur during
School medication orders shall be limited to medications which cannot be
administered before or after school hours.
III. III. Role of Principal
The principal shall designate at least two employees to receive training and administer
medications in each school.
IV. IV. Role of the Teacher
The classroom teacher who is not otherwise previously contractually required shall
not be assigned to administer medications to students.
A teacher may request in writing to volunteer to administer medications to his/her
own students. Propios estudiantes.
The administration of medications shall not be a condition of employment of
teachers `employed subsequent to July 1, 1994.
A regular education teacher who is assigned an exceptional child shall not be
required to administer medications.
V. Role of the School Nurse
The school nurse, in collaboration with the principal, shall supervise the
implementation of the school policies for the administration of medications in
schools to insure the safety, health, and welfare of the students.
The school nurse shall be responsible for the training of non-medical personnel who
have been designated by each principal to administer medications in each school.
The training shall be at least six hours and include but not be limited to the
Proper procedures for administration of medications including controlled
Storage and disposal of medications
Appropriate and correct record keeping
Appropriate actions when unusual circumstances or medication reactions
Appropriate use of resources
No employee other than a registered nurse, licensed medical physician and
appropriate licensed health professional or hired and trained unlicensed personnel
as defined by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing shall be required to perform
outside tracheotomy suctioning procedure in any child in the education setting.
However, nothing shall prohibit an employee who volunteers to perform such
procedure and complies with the training and demonstration requirement for being
allowed to perform such procedure on a child in an educational setting.
VI. VI. Role of the parent/guardian
The parent/guardian who wishes medication administered to his/her child shall
provide the following:
A letter of request and authorization that contains the following
Name of the student
RX number if any
Name, dosage, frequency, and route of medication
Name of physician or dentist
Printed name and signature of parent or guardian
Emergency phone number of parent or guardian
Statement granting or withholding release of medical information
Written orders for all medications to be given at school, including annual
renewals at the beginning of the school year.
A prescription for all medications to be administered at school, including
medications that might ordinarily be available over the counter.
NOTE: No over the counter medications are allowed at school without
proper doctor's orders, parent request, and proper labeling per APSB.
A list of all medications that the student is currently receiving at home and
school, if that listing is not a violation of confidentiality or contrary to the
request of the parent/guardian or student.
A list of names and telephone numbers of persons to be notified in case of
medication emergency in addition to the parent or guardian and licensed
Arrangements for the safe delivery of medication to and from school in the
original labeled container as dispensed by the pharmacist: a responsible
adult shall deliver the medication.
Unit dose packaging shall be used whenever possible.
All aerosol medications shall be delivered to the school in pre-measured dosage.
No more than a 35 day school supply of medication shall be kept at school.
The initial dose of the medication shall be administered by the student’s
parent/guardian outside the school jurisdiction with sufficient time (12 hours) for
observation for adverse reactions.
The parent/guardian shall also work with those personnel designated to administer
medication as follows:
Cooperate and counting the medication with a designated school personnel
who receives and sign a drug receipt form (MAR).
Cooperate with school staff to provide safe, appropriate administration of
medications to students such as positioning, and suggestions for liquids or
foods to be given with the medication.
Assists in the development of the emergency plan for each student.
Comply with written and verbal communication regarding school policies.
Grant permission for school nurse/physician consultation.
Remove and give permission to destroy unused, contaminated,
discontinued, or out of date medications according to the school guidelines.
VII. VII. Student Confidentiality
All student information shall be kept confidential
NOTE: There is a set of guidelines developed by an Administration of Medication Task Force
and approved by the State Board of Nursing, which may be used by LEAs in developing
their local administration of medication guidelines. These guidelines are available upon
request in the BESE office.
A. Notwithstanding any provision of law or any rule, regulation, or policy to the contrary,
the governing authority of each public elementary and secondary school shall permit the
self-administration of medications by a student with asthma or the use of auto-injectable
epinephrine by a student at risk of anaphylaxis, provided that the student's parent or legal
guardian provides the school in which the student is enrolled with the following
1. Written authorization for the student to carry and self-administer such prescribed
2. Written certification from a licensed medical physician or other authorized
prescriber that the student:
has asthma or is at risk of having anaphylaxis;
has received instruction in the proper method of self-administration of
the student's prescribed medications to treat asthma or anaphylaxis;
3. Written treatment plan from the student's licensed medical physician or authorized
prescriber for managing asthma or anaphylactic episodes. The treatment plan must
be signed by the student, the student's parent, or other legal guardian, and the
student's licensed medical physician or other authorized prescriber and shall also
contain the following information:
the name, purpose, and prescribed dosage of the medication to be self-
the time or times and medications are to be regularly administered and
under what additional special circumstances the medications to be
the length of time for which the medications are prescribed
any other documentation required by the governing authority of the public,
elementary, or secondary school.
4. The documentation required by paragraph one of this subsection shall be kept on
file in the office of the school nurse or designated school official.
5. The governing authority of the public elementary and secondary school shall
inform the parent or other legal guardian of the student in writing that the school
and its employees shall incur no liability as a result of any injury sustained by the
student from the self-administration of medication used to treat asthma or
anaphylaxis. anafilaxia. The parent or legal guardian of the student shall sign a statement
acknowledging that the schools shall incur no liability and that the parent or legal
guardian shall indemnify and hold harmless the school and its employees against
any claims that may arise relating to the self-administration of medications used
to treat asthma or anaphylaxis.
6. For the purposes of the Subsection:
Auto-Injectable Epinephrine - a medical device for the immediate self-
administration of epinephrine by a person at risk for anaphylaxis.
Inhaler - a medical device that delivers a metered dose of medication to
alleviate the symptoms of asthma.
7. A student who has been granted permission to self-administer medication
pursuant to this Subsection shall be allowed to carry and store with the school
nurse or other designated school official an inhaler or auto-injectable
epinephrine, or both, at all times.
8. Permission for the self-administration of asthma medications or use of auto-
injectable epinephrine by a student shall be effective only for the school year in
which permission is granted. Permission for self-administration of asthma
medications or the use of auto-injectable epinephrine by a student shall be
granted each subsequent school year, provided all of the requirements of this
Subsection are fulfilled.
9. Upon obtaining permission to self-administer asthma medication or to use auto-
injectable epinephrine pursuant to this Subsection, a student shall be permitted
to possess and self-administer such prescribed medication at any time while on
school property or while attending a school sponsored activity.
10. A student who uses any medication permitted pursuant to this Subsection in a
manner other than prescribed shall be subject to disciplinary action; however, sin embargo,
such prescribed medication.
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with RS 17:436.1; RS 17:436.1(J).
HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR
31:1278 (June 2005), amended LR 35:1476 (August 2009), LR 36:481 (March 2010).
STUDENT COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
The principal is required under La. Rev. Stat. Ann. Ana. §17:170
to exclude children from
school attendance who are out of compliance with the immunizations required by this
The Superintendent may exclude a student or staff member from school or
employment as recommended by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
when reliable evidence or information from a public health officer or physician
confirms him/her of having a communicable disease or infestation that is known to be
spread by any form of casual contact and is considered a health threat to the school
Mandatory screening for communicable diseases that are known not to be spread by
casual contact shall not be required as a condition for school entry or for employment
or continued employment.
Irrespective of the disease presence, routine procedures shall be used and adequate
sanitation facilities shall be available for handling blood or bodily fluids within the
school setting or on school buses. School personnel shall be trained in the proper
procedures for handling blood and bodily fluids and these procedures shall be strictly
adhered to by all school personnel.
Any medical information that pertains to students or staff members, proceedings,
discussions and documents shall be confidential information. Before any medical
information is shared with anyone in the school setting, a “need-to-know” review shall
be made which includes the parent/guardian, student if age 18, employee or his/her
representative unless the information is required to meet the mandates of federal or
state law or regulation, or Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
SYMPTOMS OF CONCERN
In order to maintain good community health within the school community, teachers
and school staff shall report early physical and behavioral changes that differ from the
usual pattern for a particular student to appropriate staff.
Some frequent symptoms of concern that may indicate a serious condition and should
be monitored by school staff are:
▪ Unusual or noticeable change in behavior.
▪ Fever (eg at temperature of 100.0 or greater measured orally)
▪ Breathing difficulties
▪ Severe coughing (eg student becomes red or blue in the face, makes a high-pitched
croupy or whooping sound after coughing, has coughing “fits”, or vomits after coughing)
▪ Discolored eyes (eg bloodshot, watering or discharge from the eye)
▪ Unusual skin or eye color (eg yellowish or blanched skin)
▪ Unusual spots or rashes
▪ Infected skin lesions (eg lesions that appear crusty, bright yellow, or excessively moist)
▪ Frequent scratching of the scalp or skin
▪ Loss of appetite not associated with students routine medications
▪ Sore throat or trouble swallowing
▪ Dark, tea-colored urine
▪ Change in bowel habit (eg diarrhea or constipation)
▪ Unusual stool color (eg is gray or white, or contains blood or mucus)
Parents should be notified when a student develops symptoms at school; the student
should be referred to a health care provider if symptoms are thought to be
serious. Symptoms that could possibly be related to an infectious disease in a child
may require exclusion from school. Exclusion from school depends largely on the
contagiousness and severity of a student's condition.
The APSB adheres to a strict “No Nit Policy”.
Any student found to have lice or nits (lice eggs) shall be excluded from school. In order to return to school,
the student must be:
Treated using a pediculicide (lice shampoo).
Present proof of treatment in the school office. This includes a note from the doctor or
pharmacist or a lice shampoo label.
Be free of nits (lice eggs).
Upon return to school, the parent/guardian must bring the student to the school office to be
Only one day absence is allowed for treatment and removal of lice and nits per occurrence.
BULLYING AND HAZING
To report bullying anonymously call 344-STOP (7867).
The Ascension Parish School Board is committed to maintaining a safe, orderly, civil and positive learning
environment so that no student feels bullied, threatened, or harassed while in school or participating in
school-related activities. Students and their parents/guardians shall be notified that the school, school bus,
and all other school environments are to be safe and secure for all. Therefore, all statements or actions of
bullying, hazing, or similar behavior such as threatening or harassment, made on campus, at school-
sponsored activities or events, on school buses, at school bus stops, and on the way to and from school shall
not be tolerated. Even if made in a joking manner, these statements or actions of bullying, hazing, or similar
behavior towards other students, school personnel, or school property shall be unacceptable.
All students, teachers, and other school employees shall take responsible measures within the scope of their
individual authority to prevent violations of this policy.
Bullying shall mean:
A pattern of any one or more of the following:
Gestures, including but not limited to obscene gestures and making faces.
Written, electronic, or verbal communications, including but not limited to calling names,
threatening harm, taunting, malicious teasing, or spreading untrue rumors. Electronic Electrónico
communication includes but is not limited to a communication or image transmitted by
email, instant message, text message, blog, or social networking website through the use
of a telephone, mobile phone, pager, computer, or other electronic device.
Physical acts, including but not limited to hitting, kicking, pushing, tripping, choking,
damaging personal property, or unauthorized use of personal property.
Repeatedly and purposefully shunning or excluding from activities.
Where the pattern of behavior as enumerated above is exhibited toward a student, more than once,
by another student or group of students and occurs, or is received by, a student while on school
property, at a school-sponsored or school-related function or activity, in any school bus or van, at
any designated school bus stop, in any other school or private vehicle used to transport students
to and from schools, or any school-sponsored activity or event.
The pattern of behavior as provided above must have the effect of physically harming a student,
placing the student in reasonable fear of physical harm, damaging a student's property, placing the
student in reasonable fear of damage to the student's property, or must be sufficiently severe,
persistent, and pervasive enough to either create an intimidating or threatening educational
environment, have the effect of substantially interfering with a student's performance in school, or
have the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.
Hazing shall mean any knowing behavior, whether by commission or omission, of any student to encourage,
direct, order, or participate in any activity which subjects another student to potential physical, mental, or
psychological harm for the purpose of initiation or admission into, affiliation with, continued membership
in, or acceptance by existing members of any organization or extracurricular activity at a public elementary
or secondary school, whether such behavior is planned or occurs on or off school property, including any
school bus and school bus stop. Hazing does not mean any adult-directed and school-sanctioned athletic
program practice or event or military training program.
Any solicitation to engage in hazing, and the aiding and abetting another person who engages in hazing
shall be prohibited. The consent, stated or implied, of the hazing victim shall not be a defense in
determining disciplinary action.
NOTICE TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS
The School Board shall inform each student, orally and in writing, at the required orientation conducted at
the beginning of each school year, of the prohibition against bullying, hazing, or similar behavior of a
student by another student; the nature and consequences of such actions; including the potential criminal
consequences and loss of driver's license, and the proper process and procedure for reporting any incidents
involving such prohibited actions. A copy of the written notice shall also be delivered to each student's
parent or legal guardian.
The principal or his/her designee shall be authorized to receive complaints alleging violation of this policy.
All employees, parents, volunteers, or any other school personnel shall report alleged violations to the
principal or his/her designee. Any written or oral report of an act of bullying, hazing, or similar behavior
shall be considered an official means of reporting such act(s). Complaints, reports, and investigative reports
of bullying, hazing, or similar behavior shall remain confidential , with limited exception of state or federal
The reporting of incidents of bullying, hazing, or similar behavior shall be made on the Bullying Report
form, which shall include an affirmation of truth . Any bullying, hazing, or similar behavior report
submitted, regardless of recipient, shall use this form, but additional information may be provided.
Students and Parents
Any student who believes that he/she has been, or is currently, the victim of bullying, hazing, or similar
behavior, or any student, parent, or guardian, who witnesses bullying, hazing, or similar behavior or has
good reason to believe bullying, hazing, or similar behavior is taking place, may report the situation to a
school official, who in turn shall report the situation to the principal or his/her designee. A student, or
parent or guardian, may also report concerns regarding bullying, hazing, or similar behavior to a teacher,
counselor, other school employee, or to any parent chaperoning or supervising a school function or activity.
Any such report shall remain confidential .
Any school employee, whether full- or part-time, and any parent/volunteer chaperoning or supervising a
school function or activity, who witnesses or learns of bullying, hazing or similar behavior from a student
or parent, shall report the incident to the principal or his/her designee. Verbal reports shall be submitted by
the employee or parent/volunteer on the same day as the employee or parent/volunteer witnessed or
otherwise learned of the incident, and a written report shall be filed no later than two (2) days thereafter.
All other members of the school community, including students, parents/legal guardians, volunteers, and
visitors shall be encouraged to report any act that may be a violation of this policy to the principal or his/her
Intentionally making false reports about bullying, hazing, or similar behavior to school officials shall be
prohibited conduct and shall result in appropriate disciplinary measures as determined by the School Board.
Investigations of any reports of bullying, hazing, or similar behavior of a student by another student shall
be in accordance with the following:
The school shall begin an investigation of any complaint that is properly reported and that alleges
the prohibited conduct the next business or school day after the report is received by the principal
or his/her designee. The investigation shall be completed not later than ten (10) school days after
the date the written report of the incident is submitted to the principal or his/her designee. If Si
additional information is received after the end of the ten-day period, the school principal or his/her
designee shall amend all documents and reports required to reflect such information.
Scope of Investigation
An investigation shall include documented interviews of the reporter, the alleged victim, the alleged
bully or offender, and any witnesses, and shall include obtaining copies or photographs of any
audio-visual evidence. Interviews must be conducted privately, separately, and confidentially. At A
no time shall the alleged offender and alleged victim be interviewed together.
The principal or his/her designee shall collect and evaluate all facts using the Bullying Investigation
Upon receiving a report of bullying, hazing, or similar behavior, the school shall notify the parents
or legal guardians of the alleged offender and the alleged victim no later than the following business
or school day. Delivery of notice to the parents or legal guardians by an involved student shall not
constitute the required parental notice.
Before any student under the age of eighteen (18) is interviewed, his/her parent or legal guardian
shall be notified by the principal or his/her designee of the allegations made and shall have the
opportunity to attend any interviews with their child conducted as part of the investigation.
All meetings with the parents or legal guardians of the alleged victim and the parents or legal
guardians of the alleged offender shall be in compliance with the following:
Separate meetings shall be held with the parents or legal guardians of the alleged victim
and the parents or legal guardians of the alleged offender.
Parents or legal guardians of the alleged victim and of the alleged offender shall be
informed of the potential consequences, penalties, and counseling options.
In any case where a teacher, principal, or other school employee is authorized to require the parent
or legal guardian of a student who is under the age of eighteen (18) and not judicially emancipated
or emancipated by marriage to attend a conference or meeting regarding the student's behavior and,
after notice, the parent, tutor, or legal guardian willfully refuses to attend, the principal or his/her
designee shall file a complaint, pursuant to Louisiana Children's Code, Article 730 or 731, with a
court exercising juvenile jurisdiction. The principal may also file a complaint on the grounds the
student is a truant or has willfully and repeatedly violated school rules, or any other applicable
ground when, in his/her judgment, doing so is in the best interests of the student.
At the conclusion of an investigation of bullying, hazing, or similar behavior, and after meeting
with the parents or legal guardians, the principal or his/her designee or School Board shall:
Prepare a written report containing the findings of the investigation, including input from
students' parents or legal guardians, and the decision by the principal or his/her designee
or school system official. The document shall be placed in the school records of both
Promptly notify the reporter/complainant of the findings of the investigation and whether
remedial action has been taken, if such release of information does not violate the law.
Keep reports/complaints and investigative reports confidential, except where disclosure is
required to be made by applicable federal laws, rules, or regulations or by state law.
Maintain reports/complaints and investigative reports for three (3) years.
As applicable, provide a copy of any reports and investigative documents to the School
Board for disciplinary measures, or to the Louisiana Department of Education, as
During the pendency of an investigation, the school district may take immediate steps, at its discretion, to
protect the alleged victim, students, teachers, administrators or other school personnel pending completion
of the investigation.
If the school principal or his/her designee does not take timely and effective action, the student, parent, or
school employee may report, in writing, the incident to the School Board. The School Board shall begin
an investigation of any properly reported complaint that alleges prohibited conduct the next business day
during which school is in session after the report is received by the School Board.
If the School Board does not take timely and effective action, the student, parent, or other school employee
may report any bullying incident to the Louisiana Department of Education.
Once a report has been received at a school, and a school principal or his/her designee has determined that
an act of bullying, hazing, or similar behavior has occurred, and after having met with the parent or legal
guardian of the student involved, the principal or his/her designee, or applicable school official shall take
prompt and appropriate disciplinary action against the student, and report criminal conduct to law
enforcement. aplicación. Counseling and/or other interventions may also be recommended.
Students may be disciplined for off-campus bullying, hazing, or similar behavior the same as if the improper
conduct occurred on campus, if the actions of the offender substantially interferes with the education
opportunities or educational programs of the student victim and/or adversely affects the ability of the
student victim to participate in or benefit from the school's education programs or activities.
If a parent, legal guardian, teacher, or other school official has made four (4) or more reports of separate
instances of bullying, and no investigation pursuant to state law or this policy has occurred, the parent or
legal guardian of the alleged victim may request that the student be transferred to another school operated
by the School Board.
Such request shall be filed with the Superintendent. Upon receipt of the request to transfer the student to
another school, the School Board shall make a seat available at another school under its jurisdiction within
ten (10) school days of the parent or legal guardian's request for a transfer. If the School Board has no other
school under its jurisdiction serving the grade level of the victim, within fifteen (15) school days of
receiving the request, the Superintendent shall:
Inform the student and his/her parent or legal guardian and facilitate the student's enrollment in a
statewide virtual school.
Offer the student a placement in a full-time virtual program or virtual school under the School
Enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Superintendent or director of another
governing authority to secure a placement and provide for the transfer of the student to a school
serving the grade level of the student, in accordance with statutory provisions.
If no seat or other placement is made available within thirty (30) calendar days of the receipt of the request
by the Superintendent, the parent or legal guardian may request a hearing with the School Board, which
shall be public or private at the option of the parent or legal guardian. The Board shall grant the hearing at
the next scheduled meeting or within sixty (60) calendar days, whichever is sooner.
At the end of any school year, the parent or legal guardian may make a request to the School Board to
transfer the student back to the original school. The School Board shall make a seat available at the original
school that the student attended. No other schools shall qualify for transfer under this provision.
Retaliation against any person who reports bullying, hazing, or similar behavior in good faith, who is
thought to have reported such behavior, who files a complaint, or who otherwise participates in an
investigation or inquiry concerning allegations of bullying, hazing, or similar behavior is prohibited conduct
and subject to disciplinary action.
The provisions of this policy shall not be interpreted to conflict with or supersede the provisions requiring
mandatory reporting pursuant to Louisiana Children's Code, Art. 609 and as enforced through La. Rev. Stat.
Ann. Ana. §14:403.
SEE APSB Policy JCDAF
Revised: July, 2004
Adopted: October 17, 2006
Revised: October 19, 2010
Revised: February 19, 2013
Ref: 20 USC 1232(gi) ( Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ); La. Rev. Stat. Ann. Ana. ''14:40.3,
14:40.7, 14:403, 17:105, 17:105.1, 17:183, 17:416, 17:416.1, 17:416.13; La. Children's Code, Art.
609, 730, 731; Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education, 119 S. Ct. 1661 (1991); Board
minutes, 7-31-01, 11-19-02, 10-17-06, 10-19-10, 2-19-13
Student Disciplinary Action – Driving is a Privilege
Louisiana Revised Statute 32:431 [Act 732 of the 2003 Legislative Session] provides for the suspension of
driving privileges of a student who is expelled or suspended from school for ten or more consecutive school
days for committing certain infractions.
The infractions are as follows; the sale or possession of drugs, alcohol, or any other illegal substance,
the possession of a firearm, or an infraction involving assault or battery on a member of the school
faculty or staff.
In accordance with RS 17:416.1(D), the principal at a public or private school shall notify the Department
of Public Safety and Corrections, Office of Motor Vehicles, of any student between the ages of fourteen
and eighteen who has been subjected to a disciplinary action as defined in the statute, to request suspensive
action in accordance with RS 32:431.
The suspension will not exceed the student's eighteenth birthday. The student may appeal this process and
they may also request a hardship license.
Any correspondence directed to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Office of Motor Vehicles,
must contain the students name, date of birth, driver's license number, and mailing address.
POLICY ON ELECTRONIC DEVICES
GRADES 4 -12
NOTE: THIS POLICY ONLY APPLIES TO STUDENTS IN GRADES 4 THROUGH 12.
STUDENTS IN GRADES Pre-K through 3 SHALL NOT BRING ELECTRONIC DEVICES TO
SCHOOL OR HAVE THEM IN THEIR POSSESSION AT SCHOOL. POSSESSION OF AN
ELECTRONIC DEVICE AT SCHOOL BY ANY STUDENT IN GRADES Pre-K through 3 SHALL BE
CONSIDERED A “DISCIPLINARY OFFENSE” AND SHALL SUBJECT THE STUDENT TO
THE FOLLOWING POLICY GOVERNS STUDENTS IN GRADES 4 through 12.
The APSB provides the opportunity for students to bring electronic devices to school to use strictly as an
educational tool when such use is approved by the classroom teacher. The possession of electronic devices
on campus is a privilege. Adherence to these guidelines is essential to maintaining an academic
environment and the privilege.
Electronic devices include, but are not limited to:
1. MP3 Devices
2. Laptop Computers
3. Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) – iPod, iPad, etc
4. Telecommunication Devices – phones, smart phone watches, personal texting devices
Rules of Use:
a. a. A student may ONLY use an electronic device in a school classroom during an official class
session and only then if expressly authorized to do so by the classroom teacher. No other use
of an electronic device is permitted on a school campus at any time during the school day.
b. segundo. “Use” is defined as having any electronic device in a student's hands, on their desk, or openly
visible without the authorization of the student's class room teacher.
c. do. Except as provided in Section “a” above, a student shall not use any electronic device on a
school campus prior to or during the school day, during any recess period, during lunch period,
during any organized school or extracurricular activity, or on a school bus.
d. re. “School Day” is defined as the point in time that a student physically enters the school campus
until the point in time that a student physically exits the school campus.
Exception: Laptop computers, tablet devices electronic readers and devices without cell
phone functions may be used outside of the classroom as designated by administration
for school purposes ONLY.
e. mi. Standardized Testing: Electronic Devices are strictly prohibited and shall not be in the
possession of any student, staff, or any other individual in any class or area designated as a
testing area during any Standardized Testing session.
f. F. School Trips: Use of electronic devices during school trips, including, but not limited to field
trips, athletic events, and conventions, will be at the sole discretion of the attending coach,
sponsor, or teacher.
g. gramo. PARENTS SHALL NOT CONTACT THEIR CHILD BY CELL/MOBILE PHONE OR
OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICE DURING THE SCHOOL DAY. Parents should call the
school to contact their child and, should the need arise; school personnel will contact your
h. marido. The use of cameras/camcorders is only allowed for educational purposes as approved by the
teacher. profesor. Use of cameras/camcorders is strictly prohibited in private areas where students and/or
staff have a reasonable expectation of privacy, such as locker rooms, washrooms, dressing
areas, and offices at any time. Such use may also be in violation of the criminal code.
i. yo. Use of any electronic device at any time is subject to the guidelines outlined within the
Acceptable Use of Technology Policy.
j. J. No student shall use any electronic device during any suspension or detention periods,
including Saturday detention and behavior clinics.
k. K An electronic device shall not be used to commit any Disciplinary Offense at any time.
l. L Any use of an electronic device which is in violation of this Policy or which is not authorized
or directed by a classroom teacher or school administrator shall be considered a “disciplinary
offense” subject to “disciplinary action”.
Risk of Loss, Theft, or Damage :
Any student who brings electronic device on campus acknowledges that electronic devices are especially
vulnerable to damage, loss, and theft. The Ascension Parish School Board [and all Ascension Parish
Schools] shall not be responsible for electronic devices brought onto campus by students.
a. a. Students who choose to bring electronic devices assume total responsibility for these devices.
Electronic devices which are stolen or damaged are the sole responsibility of the students and
their legal guardians.
b. segundo. Students shall take all reasonable steps to protect against the theft or damage of their electronic
c. do. The APSB (and its employees) shall not be responsible or liable for any electronic device that
has been confiscated, including for any damage, loss or theft of such device.
Any use of any electronic device by any student in violation of this Policy or any use that violates any rule
or “Disciplinary Offense”, as defined in the APSB Student Handbook , shall subject the student to
“Disciplinary Action”. Additionally, such improper use may also be reported to law
Additional Consequences shall include:
1. Confiscation. In the event of a violation of this Policy, the electronic devices shall be confiscated
by school personnel and turned into the office. The device shall be held or retained by school
officials until the parent/guardian of the student personally appears to obtain the device. Only the Solo el
parent/guardian shall be permitted to seek return of the cellular phone and shall do so in person .
The school will determine the days and times when devices may be retrieved.
2. Processing or Administrative fee. A $10 processing or administrative fee will be assessed when the
parent/guardian retrieves the device.
Note: The possession and use of the electronic device on school property constitutes an
agreement and consent by the student and the parents/guardians of the student to the
payment of this fee and further constitutes authorization and consent for the APSB to retain
the electronic device until the fee is paid in full.
3. Lack of ownership of the electronic device shall not be a defense to disciplinary action or to
confiscation. Any student misusing any electronic device shall be deemed the owner thereof for
purposes of this policy.
4. Should a student refuse to relinquish a device when requested by school personnel, he/she will be
referred to the office for willful disobedience and disciplined accordingly.
THIS POLICY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME IF THE APSB ADMINISTRATION DEEMS
IT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE SCHOOL. THE PRINCIPAL HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY AND
RIGHT TO DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATENESS OF ACCEPTABLE USE OF TECHNOLOGY
FOR SCHOOL SETTINGS.
See La. RS 17:239; La. Attorney General Opinion 03-0351.
The Ascension Parish School Board recognizes that schools should play a vital role in promoting student
health, preventing childhood obesity, and combating problems associated with poor nutrition and physical
inactivity. The School Board shall promote a healthy school environment by supporting and emphasizing
student wellness, good nutrition, and regular physical activity and making these an integral part of the total
learning environment. ambiente de aprendizaje.
Schools have a responsibility to help students learn, establish, and maintain patterns of nutrition and
physical activity that facilitate a healthy environment. Well-planned and effectively implemented school
nutrition and fitness programs serve to enhance a student's overall health, as well as their behavior and
academic achievement. logro académico. The School Board shall require that all foods made available on school campuses
should offer children nutritious choices, and physical activity should be incorporated into the school day as
often as possible.
The Ascension Parish School Board shall develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive plan to
encourage healthy eating and physical activity in all public schools of Ascension Parish. The plan shall
make effective use of school and community resources and equitably serve the needs and interests of all
schools and staff.
SPECIFIC WELLNESS GOALS
Nutrition Education - The school district will:
1. Promote and implement nutrition education that promotes lifelong healthful eating practices.
2. Use lessons that are age-appropriate, with behaviorally focused content that is developmentally
appropriate and culturally relevant.
3. Use lessons that are sequential and are correlated with standards, benchmarks, and grade level
expectations. esperanzas de heredar.
4. Provide hands-on activities that are fun.
5. Provide repeated opportunities for students to taste foods that are low in fat, sodium and added
sugars and high in vitamins, minerals and fiber.
6. Focus on positive aspects of healthful eating behaviors.
7. Promote social learning techniques such as role modeling, providing incentives, developing social
resistance skills, overcoming barriers to behavioral changes and goal setting.
Physical Activity - The school district will:
1. Promote and implement quality physical education programs that emphasize and promote
participation in lifelong physical activities and reaching a health enhancing level of physical fitness
among all students.
2. Provide students in grades K-8 with a minimum of 150 minutes per week of health and physical
3. Ensure that students in grades K-6 participate in planned, organized, moderate to vigorous physical
activity for a minimum of 30 minutes each school day.
4. Strive toward having qualified, certified physical education teachers guide physical activity
instruction in all elementary grades as well as in middle and high school physical education classes.
5. Provide staff development on standards implementation for physical education instructors.
Other School-Based Activities - The school district will:
Prohibit parents and students K-12 from bringing in fast food or other non-nutritional food items.
Offer classroom health education that complements physical education by reinforcing the
knowledge and self-management skills needed to maintain a physically active lifestyle and to
reduce time spent on sedentary activities;
Recognize that daily physical activity is essential to student welfare and academic performance.
Encourage physical activity during recess for elementary students, intramural programs,
integration in the academic curriculum, and clubs, as well as in physical education programs.
Encourage parents and guardians to support students' participation in physical activities, to be
physically active role-models, and to include physical activities in family plans.
Provide parents a list of foods that meet the Board's snack standards and ideas for health
celebrations/parties, rewards and fundraising activities.
Encourage school staff to participate in physical activities to serve as role models.
Support community-based physical activity programs.
Student's lifelong eating habits are greatly influenced by the types of foods and beverages available in their
daily environment. In addition to ensuring that reimbursable school meals meet all requirements of the
Nutritional School Lunch Program outlined in federal and state regulations, the School Board shall develop
and maintain specific nutritional guidelines to address all food and beverages sold or served to students,
including those items made available to students outside of the school meal programs.
New Policy: March, 2009
Ref: PL 108-265 (Section 204, Child Nutrition and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Reauthorization
Act of 2004)
42 USC 1751 (Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act)
42 USC 1771 (Child Nutrition Act of 1966)
7 CFR 210 ( National School Lunch Program)
7 CFR 220 (School Breakfast Program)
Board minutes, 6-27-06 Ascension Parish School Board
TEACHER'S BILL of RIGHTS
Source: LSA-RS 17:416.18
Respecting the authority of teachers is essential to creating an environment conducive to learning, effective
instruction in the classroom, and proper administration of city, parish, and other local public schools. To A
maintain and protect that authority, it is important that teachers, administrators, parents, and students are
fully informed of the various rights conferred upon teachers pursuant to this Section, which are:
A teacher has the right to teach free from the fear of frivolous lawsuits, including the right to
qualified immunity and to a legal defense, and to indemnification by the employing school board,
pursuant to RS 17:416.1(C), 416.4, 416.5, and 416.11, for actions taken in the performance of
duties of the teacher's employment.
A teacher has the right to appropriately discipline students in accordance with RS 17:223 and
416 through 416.16 and any city, parish, or other local public school board regulation.
A teacher has the right to remove any persistently disruptive student from his classroom when the
student's behavior prevents the orderly instruction of other students or when the student displays
impudent or defiant behavior and to place the student in the custody of the principal or his
designee pursuant to RS 17:416(A)(1)(c).
A teacher has the right to have his or her professional judgment and discretion respected by
school and district administrators in any disciplinary action taken by the teacher in accordance
with school and district policy and with RS17:416(A)(1)(c).
A teacher has the right to teach in a safe, secure, and orderly environment that is conducive to
learning and free from recognized dangers or hazards that are causing or likely to cause serious
injury in accordance with RS 17:416.9 and 416.16.
A teacher has the right to be treated with civility and respect as provided in RS 17:416.12.
A teacher has the right to communicate with and to request the participation of parents in
appropriate student disciplinary decisions pursuant to RS 17:235.1 and 416(A).
A teacher has the right to be free from excessively burdensome disciplinary paperwork.
A beginning teacher has the right to receive leadership and support in accordance with RS
17:3881, including the assignment of a qualified, experienced mentor who commits to helping
him become a competent, confident professional in the classroom and offers support and
assistance as needed to meet performance standards and professional expectations.
PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES ADDRESSING EMPLOYEE ELECTRONIC
COMMUNICATION WITH STUDENTS
Louisiana Revised Statute 17:81 requires that the Ascension Parish School Board (APSB) develop and
implement policies, procedures, and guidelines relative to electronic communications between students and
teachers. To implement this law, the Ascension Parish School Board adopted Policy GAMIA.
The Ascension Parish School Board recognizes that the reputations and careers of students and educators
have been damaged due to inappropriate electronic communications. Therefore, it is the intent of the
Ascension Parish School Board to make all employees and students aware of the expectations and
procedures regarding the proper use of all telecommunication devices and computers.
These Procedures and Guidelines establish and ensure that the staff and parents are informed regarding the
expectations relative to electronic communication by an employee with a student enrolled at that school
and vice versa. y viceversa. They provide a protocol for the management and administration of the components of the
Ascension Parish School Board's policy relating to employee electronic communication with students.
These guidelines are not intended to limit or impede the use of technology as a meaningful teaching tool.
1. Electronic Communication – includes any direct communication facilitated by voice or text-based
telecommunication devices, or both, computers, as well as those devices that facilitate indirect
communication using an intermediate method, including but not limited to internet-based social
networks (including, but not limited to, Facebook , MySpace , YouTube, and other social networks
sites available on the internet). It shall also include transfer of signs, signals, writing, images,
sounds, data, or intelligence of any nature in whole or in part by wire, radio, electromagnetic,
photoelectric, or photo-optical system and pertains to both personal and School Board issued
2. Educational Services or Educational Purposes- includes any and all activities related to the school
or education including homework assignments, absenteeism, tutoring, extracurricular activities,
sports, clubs, school performance, test results, class work, or discipline.
3. Improper or Inappropriate Communications – any communication between employee and student,
regardless of who initiates the communication, that violates this Policy or that may be viewed as
derogatory, sexual or lewd in content, threatening or harassing, discriminatory, simple
fraternization, or suggestive in nature.
VIOLATIONS OF THE POLICY, PROCEDURES, AND GUIDELINES.
The following acts shall be considered to be violations:
1. Failing to report an instance of communication using a non-School System electronic
communication system with a student at that school;
2. Utilizing the School System or personal electronic communication system with a student at that
school for non-educational services or purposes; and y
3. Contacting a student when the parents have opted out in writing of individual communication
4. Engaging in any improper or inappropriate communications.
INVESTIGATIONS OF ALLEGED VIOLATIONS
1. Any violation of this policy shall be immediately investigated by the employee's supervisor. The los
investigation shall include dates, the name of the person reporting the allegation, and the specific
2. The supervisor shall meet with the employee to document his/her response to the allegation. The los
employee shall cooperate fully with the investigation
3. All information of the investigation shall be provided to the Superintendent and the Personnel
Director by the supervisor.
1. All electronic communication by an employee with a student enrolled in that school must be
relative to the educational services or purposes provided to the student and shall be made or
delivered by means or devices provided by or otherwise made available by the School System
for this purpose. para este propósito.
2. School Board employees are prohibited from using any electronic communication with a student
for a purpose not related to educational services or purposes except for communication with the
employee's immediate family.
3. School System electronic communication devices or means that are approved include, but are not
be limited to, any school owned, sponsored, or issued email accounts, internet or web-sites,
telephones, cellular phones, 2 way radios, pagers, facsimile machines, or any other school system
owned or operated means of communication.
4. Except as provided in Numbers 5 and 6 below, the occurrence of any electronic communication
made by an employee with a student enrolled at that school or that is received by an employee at
a school from a student enrolled at that school using means other than ones provided by or made
available by the School System or that is not permitted by this Policy shall be reported by the
employee using the Reporting Form (Appendix A). Said Reporting Form shall be completed by
the end of the next work day following the communication and turned in to the school principal.
The Reporting Form shall be maintained by the site administrators for a period of at least one
5. Recognizing the value of electronic communications as a teaching aid, this policy and protocol
does not prohibit an employee from using an Electronic communication to communicate related
to educational services or purposes for mass or group emails provided to or with more than one
student simultaneously, such as to a class, team, or club members. Further, it does not prohibit
electronic communications where the parent has previously authorized the employee in writing
to use same (such as for homework assistance or one on one tutoring sessions). A parent may
revoke said authorization in writing at any time but shall not be revoked until delivered to the
employee. Further, it does not prohibit electronic communications between an employees and
students who are members of the employee's immediate family. In such events, the employee
does not have to report the electronic communication using the Reporting Form.
6. If the school system does not provide School System electronic communication devices or means,
then this policy and protocol does not apply to electronic communications during school related
or sponsored field trips, functions, or events where the electronic communication with students
is necessary for coordination, for the safety of students, or for some other reasonable purpose
connected therewith. However, in advance of the trip, function or event, the employee (s) must
notify the Principal of the intent to communicate with students via electronic communication by
other means than those provided by the School System.
7. It is the duty of each employee to comply with the Policy and Procedures and Guidelines
regarding electronic communication. Failure to comply shall constitute willful neglect of duty
and may result in disciplinary action against the employee, including termination.
8. Any suspected violations of this Policy or Procedures and Guidelines should be reported in
writing to the School Principal, Supervisor, or Director. Any violation shall be promptly,
thoroughly, and fairly investigated.
9. Any alleged violation of the Board's Policy or these Procedures and Guidelines that may also be
a violation of state or federal law shall be reported to the proper authorities.
10. All employees and parents of students shall be notified of the Policy and the Procedures and
Guidelines regarding electronic communication including the possible consequences for a failure
to comply with the Policy.
11. The Policy (GAMIA) and these Procedures and Guidelines shall be posted on the School System
website and shall be included in APSB Student Handbook – Rights & Responsibilities &
Discipline Policy and the School System website.
12. The parents of any student may submit written documentation to the School Principal that their
child not be contacted individually through electronic communication from any school employee
at the school where their child is enrolled. However, exercise of said option shall not include or
prohibit electronic communication made by an employee to group, class or team.
13. Retaliation against one who files a report of an alleged violation by anyone associated with the
School System is prohibited.
PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES –
USE OF BIOMETRIC SCANNING IN THE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM
In the Child Nutrition Program, the APSB uses a biometric scanning system (the system) to bill/charge fees
for lunch and related extra food item costs. This system is used to ensure that the charges and costs are
charged to the correct student. This protects the parent and the student from the misuse of the student’s
This program ensures accuracy in billing since another student is not able to charge to a child's account
with a number or card.
How it works. The biometric scanning system scans the child's fingerprint to create and store an individual
template of unique points that identify each student. The system does not store a copy of the student’s
actual fingerprint. When the student goes through a meal line at school, the software again scans the finger
and looks for a match of that template in the system. When the match is found, the charges are made to that
The information contained in the biometric scanning system pertaining to any student shall not be shared
with any third parties not affiliated with the APSB.
The Child Nutrition Program reserves the right not to use the biometric scanning system for younger
students. Estudiantes. The template of the unique points on the fingers of younger students (K-2) is difficult to capture
at this time. en este momento. However, the technology is improving.
Any parent wishing that their child NOT participate in the biometric scanning system program shall send a
written notice to the principal at their child's school at the beginning of each school year. If the Si el
APSB/school principal does not receive the written notice rejecting use of the system, it shall be presumed
that the parent wishes to participate.
If any parent requests not to participate in the program, they will not benefit from the added security this
In the event that a parent rejects the use of the biometric scanning system, the APSB is not and shall
not liable or responsible for the use of stolen or improperly used student identification cards or
student numbers. The parent assumes the risk of improper use of the student identification cards
ANY CHARGES THAT ARE DISPUTED SHALL NOT BE REFUNDED BY THE APSB .
STUDENT/ATHLETE DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING
The Ascension Parish School Board has the responsibility to act as guardian and tutor of children entrusted
to its care. Since athletics is an extracurricular activity and is, therefore, completely voluntary, the
Ascension Parish School Board shall take added precautions to assure that an athlete is accorded reasonable
safety measures. The Ascension Parish School Board finds that drug or alcohol use has a profound, negative
impact on athletics and places the athlete and the athlete's fellow participants at risk of personal injury and
damage. dañar. It also adversely affects a student/athlete's ability to play and concentrate on sports and academics.
Therefore, to prevent student/athletes from using drugs or alcohol, to protect their health and safety, and to
deter drug or alcohol use in the student population, the Ascension Parish School Board shall require all high
school student/athletes be subject to testing for drug or alcohol use. Any person, male or female, who tries
out for or is a member of any organized high school team, is an athlete.
After registering to try out or be a member of a team but prior to actually trying out for, participating in, or
being a member of any Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) sanctioned sport/team at any
APSB school, a student, or student/athlete (hereinafter defined as ”student/athletes”) and parent/guardian
shall be required to sign the LHSAA Substance Abuse/Misuse Contract and the Ascension Parish School
Board Authorization and Consent Form for Drug and Alcohol Testing. For purposes of this policy only,
cheerleaders shall be subject to all the same provisions as student/athletes outlined in this policy.
All student/athletes shall be subject to random drug testing.
These tests shall be strictly enforced and participation shall be mandatory, since the parents/guardians have
freely chosen to allow their son(s)/daughter(s) to participate in athletic programs. No athlete shall be tested
unless the parent(s)/guardian(s) and the athlete sign both the LHSAA and Ascension Parish School Board
forms giving permission to have the tests performed.
A student/athlete's or parent's refusal to sign these forms or allow these tests to be administered shall
immediately disqualify such student from participation in all extracurricular athletics for the entire school
These consent forms shall be in full force and effect for the entire time period that a student is a member of
any organized team (for example, the consent forms for a freshman football player shall continue in force
every year thereafter until the player quits or is terminated from all athletic teams). Further, the consent
forms signed for one sport shall apply to all sports. If a student/athlete quits or is terminated from one sport
during the year, but tries out for another sport in the same year, the student athlete shall be subject to testing.
The drug or alcohol testing shall be performed on breath, blood, urine, or saliva specimens, hereinafter
collectively identified as "the specimen," at the sole discretion of the Board and its representatives,
including testing laboratories or medical review officers (MRO). As used in this policy, "testing" refers to
alcohol and/or drug testing.
Testing shall be as follows:
Mandatory: A student/athlete shall be tested once before or within the first two (2) weeks
of his/her first playing date.
Random Testing: The test shall be scheduled by the collection laboratory/agency retained
by the Board for testing. The student/athlete shall be selected for testing by random
selection using the last four digits of the social security numbers or the student's date of
Suspicion: Should the athletic director or any coach have any reason to suspect that a
student/athlete is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the athletic director or coach may
request that the student be subjected to immediate testing.
Each specimen shall be tested for any schedule I, II, or III "controlled dangerous substance" as
defined in Title 40 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes. Each specimen may be tested for the presence
of the following, at the sole direction of the athletic director or testing laboratory:
Any derivative of the foregoing
The collection, testing, analysis, or reporting of test results may be performed by the Board, through
individuals qualified to perform such tests, or by an independent testing laboratory contracted by
the Board. The test results shall be confidential, except as provided herein. Any positive test results
shall be confirmed as soon as possible by a second test on the same specimen or by testing on the
split sample, if available.
Confirmed positive test results shall be provided to the designated Medical Review Officer, the
athletic director, the head coach of the athletic team/the sponsor of the cheerleading squad, and the
school principal of any positive results.
The Medical Review Officer shall notify the student/athlete and the athlete's parents of the results
and schedule a meeting with them to discuss the testing results. The Office of Student Services
shall be notified of all confirmed positive test results.
POSITIVE TEST RESULTS
First Positive (Confirmed): The student athlete shall attend a counseling program at the Parish of
Ascension Substance Abuse Center (PASAC) or the student/athlete may attend private counseling
or a counseling center of parent's choice at their expense, upon prior written approval of the private
counseling center by the MRO or the APSB Office of Student Services.
The student/athlete shall attend a minimum of seven (7) counseling sessions and shall obtain a drug
or alcohol test at his/her expense. The MRO shall monitor the students counseling progress and
direct the frequency of testing. The student shall hand deliver the results of each of these tests to
the MRO or the APSB Office of Student Services.
The student may be suspended from the team for a period determined jointly by the athletic director,
coach, and principal.
Second Positive: A student/athlete who tests positive for a second time in a school year shall
automatically be terminated from all athletic teams/cheerleading squads and shall be ineligible to
participate in any school sports for a period of one (1) calendar year.
There shall be no right to a hearing before the Board for any disciplinary action arising out of
violation of this policy or as a result of positive test results. The decision of the athletic director,
coach, or principal shall be final.
Participation in interscholastic athletics is strictly a privilege and not a right. Athletics is not an
integral part of school curriculum and participation is voluntary.
Should any of the following occur, the student athlete shall be terminated from all athletic teams, shall be
ineligible to participate in high school athletics at any Ascension Parish School Board school for a period
of one (1) calendar year, and may be subjected to regular education discipline.
Testing positive two (2) times in any school year.
Refusing to honor any request for drug or alcohol testing.
Refusing to cooperate with School Board officials/administration or laboratory personnel
during specimen collection or testing.
Submitting forged, false, or misleading information, statements or specimens.
Failing to participate in counseling, as specified in this policy.
Assisting any other student/athlete in violating any of the provisions of this policy.
Violating any provision of this policy.
POLICY NOT APPLICABLE
The policy shall not apply to any alcohol or drug use discovered by means, observations, events, or actions
not administered pursuant to this policy (specifically, drug or alcohol testing). In such event, should a
student/athlete be found in possession of, or under the influence of, any drug or alcohol, then the regular
discipline policies of the APSB shall control and the student/athlete shall be punished in accordance with
Confidentiality of the drug and alcohol test results shall be maintained at all times. Such results shall not
be used as a basis for disciplinary action except as set forth in this policy.
By signing the required consent forms, the parents/guardians and the student athletes, release the Ascension
Parish School Board, its members, employees, teachers, coaches, principals, administrators, agents and
contractors from all liability in connection with this policy and its administration. It shall be understood
that the Ascension Parish School Board assumes no responsibility for the diagnosis, or treatment of any
disease or condition that may become known as a result of the tests described in this policy.
HONOR ROLL GUIDELINES
To be considered for Honor Roll, students in grades 1-8 must meet the following criteria:
There shall be two levels of recognition:
a) Principal's List from 3.61 to 4.0
b) Distinguished Students' List from 3.0 to 3.6
All students in grades 1-8, including Special Education students will be eligible for Honor Roll.
No students will be considered for the Principal's List with a grade lower than a B. No C's allowed.
Only one C is allowed for the Distinguished Student List.
Conduct grades will not be considered for Honor Roll.
Recognition for honor roll students- one for Principal's List Students and one for Distinguished
Students' List. This recognition may be in the form of buttons, certificates, coupons, etc.; however, sin embargo,
these recognitions must represent the two levels. A student will be given some form of recognition
at the end of the grading period in which it has been earned.
Honor Roll recognition for 1st grade students will begin the 3rd nine weeks of school.
In accordance with Regulations for Students with Exceptionalities Act (RS17:1941, et. seq.), Bulletin
1706, Subpart 1 §540-543, the Ascension Parish School Board has approved the following guidelines and
procedures relative to the use of seclusion and restraint by its employees:
Parents or legal guardians and the Director of Special Education or her designee will be notified
when seclusion or restraint is used.
The school administration or his/her designee is required to report each incident immediately, but
no later than the school day following the day on which the seclusion and/or restraint occurred.
The school must document all efforts, including conversations, phone calls, electronic
communications, and home visits which were made to notify the parent or legal guardian.
A copy of the report must be sent to the parent/legal guardian and Director of Special Education or
her designee within 24 hours of the seclusion and/or restraint procedure being used.
This report must include the reason for using seclusion and/or restraint, the specific procedure used,
the length of time the student was secluded and/or restrained, and the name(s) and title(s) of the
Explanation of Methods of Physical Restraints:
The Ascension Parish School System uses (CPI) Crisis Prevention Intervention Program for
training staff. Formación del personal.
Nonviolent crisis intervention techniques:
1) CPI Children's Control Position – designed to be used with children. Involves one
person doing the restraint and a monitor for safety and assistance.
2) CPI Team Control Position – designed to manage individuals who have become
dangerous to themselves or others. Involves two person team approach and a monitor for
safety and assistance if needed.
Training Requirements Relative to the Use of Restraint:
CPI's Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training Program is used to equip staff with skills, strategies,
and methods for preventing or managing disruptive behaviors.
The goal of the program is to provide staff with a way to intervene and address disruptive or violent
behaviors while still providing for the Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security of all who are involved
in the crisis situation.
The training includes:
1) Clarification of basic elements of violent behavior
2) Identification of how a crisis may escalate and conversely, de-escalate
3) Identification of strategies to help make this process successful
Each school will have a CPI team trained to handle emergency situations – this team usually
consists of SPED teacher(s), General Education Teachers(s), Paraprofessional(s), ISSP,
Administrator(s), and Counselor(s).
The initial training is done in a two (2) day / 12 hour format. Maximum class size for the intended
sessions is set at 30 participants.
Formal renewal/refresher classes are conducted annually for all CPI certified staff. This refresher
is three (3) hours in length.
All program training and documentation is handled by certified CPI trainers employed by the
A list of all district personnel certified in CPI is maintained and follow-up refresher courses are
held annually and documented.
Dissemination of Guidelines and Procedures to all School Employees is handled through the
Ascension Parish School Board Policy Manual which is online.
Dissemination of Guidelines and Procedures regarding the Restraint/Seclusion Policy is provided
to every parent of a child with an exceptionality through the Student's Rights and Responsibility
Handbook, and online via the APSB website.
Notification to the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) is handled through the district’s
Special Education Department.
Documentation will be emailed/faxed to the contact person at LDOE as requested.
SERVICE ANIMALS IN SCHOOLS
The Ascension Parish School Board acknowledges its responsibilities to permit students and/or adults with
disabilities to be accompanied by a “service animal” in it school buildings, in classrooms, and at school
functions, as be required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, 28 CFR Part 35, subject to the following”
All requests for an individual with a disability to be accompanied by a service animal must be
addressed in writing to the Superintendent of the Ascension Parish School Board, and must contain
required documentation of animal's vaccinations. This written request must be delivered to the
Superintendent's office at least ten (10) business days prior to bringing the animal a school or school
The animal must be a dog or, in specific circumstances, a miniature horse. No other species of
animal, whether wild or domestic, will be permitted to function as a "service animal" in schools or
at school functions.
Owners of a service dog must provide annual proof of the following vaccinations: DHLPPC
*Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Paroinfluenza, Parovirus, and Coronavirus), Bordetella, and
Owners of a service miniature horse must provide annual proof of the following vaccinations:
Equine Infectious Anemia (Coggins Test), Rabies, Tetanus, Encephalomyelitis, Rhinoneumonitis,
Influenza, and Strangles.
All service dogs must be spayed or neutered.
All service animals must be treated for, and kept free of, fleas and ticks.
All service animals must be kept clean and groomed to avoid shedding and dander.
Owners of service animals shall be personally liable and responsible for any harm, damage, or
injury caused by the animal to other students, staff, visitors, and/or property.
The animal must be "required" for the individual with a disability.
The animal must be "individually trained" to do work or a task for the benefit of the Individual with
The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the individual's
Special Provisions/Miniature Horses: Requests to permit a miniature to accompany a student or
adult with a disability in school buildings, in classrooms, or at school functions, shall be handled
on a case-by-case basis, considering:
The type, size, and weight of the miniature horse and whether the facility can accommodate
Whether the handler has sufficient control the miniature horse.
Whether the miniature horse is housebroken.
Whether the miniature horse's presence in a specific facility compromises legitimate safety
requirements that are necessary for safe operation of that facility.
Removal of a Service Animal: A school administrator may ask an individual with a disability or
his/her parents to remove a service animal from a school building, a classroom, or from a school
function, if any one of the following circumstances occurs:
The animal is out of control and the animal's handler does not take effective action to
control it. controlarlo.
The animal is not housebroken.
The animal's presence would “fundamentally alter” the nature of the service, program, or
A service animal must have a harness, leash, or other tether, unless either the handler is unable
because of a disability to use a harness, leash, or other tether, or the use of a harness, leash, or other
tether would interfere with the service animal's safe, effective performance of work or tasks, in
which case the service animal must be otherwise under the handler's control.
The School Board shall not be responsible for the care or supervision of a service animal, including
walking the animal or responding to the animal's need to relieve itself.
The School Board shall not be responsible for providing a staff member to walk the service
animal or to provide any other care or assistance to the animal.
Students with service animals shall be expected to care and supervise their animal. In the En el
case of a young child or a student with disabilities who is unable to care for or supervise
his/her service animal, the parent shall be responsible for providing care and supervision
of the animal. Issues related to the care and supervision of service animals shall be
addressed on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the building administrator.
Note: “The crime deterrent effects of an animal's presence and the provision of emotional support, well-
being, comfort, or companionship do not constitute work or tasks for the purpose of this definition.” 28
CFR § 35.104 (emphasis added).
New policy: April, 2012
ADA Regulations, 28 CFR Part 35 (as amended, 2010)
42 USC 1201 et seq. (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990); 28 CFR, Part 35
(Nondiscrimination of the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services)
Board minutes, 2012
The Ascension Parish School Board has implemented a comprehensive district-wide Crisis Plan
to deal with emergency situations affecting our schools, students, and staff. As part of this Plan,
we practice a variety of drills throughout the year.
In the event of an emergency, the first priority of each school administration will be keep students
under their care, safe, and out of harm's way.
In accordance with the Crisis Plan and in the interest of safety, please note that no students will be
allowed to be checked out of school by a parent or guardian, until after the emergency situation
has been brought under control and it is safe to resume normal activities.
Please note that during an emergency or drill, parents/guardians/visitors will be locked out of the
buildings at any APSB site affected. If a parent/guardian/visitor is in an APSB building at the time
an emergency or drill commences, you will not be allowed to leave until the matter is under control
and we have been given the all clear.
We appreciate your understanding and support of our efforts.
Notification of Rights under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools
Notice for Disclosure of Directory Information
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of
age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. These rights
1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day the
APSB receives a request for access.
Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school official]
a written request that identifies the records they wish to inspect. The school official will make
arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where
the records may be inspected.
2. The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible
student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy
rights under FERPA.
Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the School to amend a record should write the
school principal [or appropriate school official], clearly identify the part of the record they want
changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the school decides not to amend the record
as requested by the parent or eligible student, the school will notify the parent or eligible student
of the decision and of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional Adicional
information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student
when notified of the right to a hearing.
3. The right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable
information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA
authorizes disclosure without consent.
One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with
legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the school as an
administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff
and law enforcement unit personnel) or a person serving on the school board. A school official
also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the school who performs an institutional
service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is
under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from
education records, such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, virtual school
representative, or therapist; a parent or student volunteering to serve on an official committee,
such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting
another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate
educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or
her professional responsibility.
Upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another
school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the
disclosure is for purposes of the student's enrollment or transfer. [NOTE: FERPA requires a
school district to make a reasonable attempt to notify the parent or student of the records request
unless it states in its annual notification that it intends to forward records on request.]
4. The right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failures
by the [School] to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the
Office that administers FERPA are:
Family Policy Compliance Office
US Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
See the list below of the disclosures that elementary and secondary schools may make without consent.
FERPA permits the disclosure of PII from students' education records, without consent of the parent or
eligible student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in §99.31 of the FERPA regulations.
Except for disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued
subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the parent or eligible student, §99.32 of
the FERPA regulations requires the school to record the disclosure. Parents and eligible students have a
right to inspect and review the record of disclosures. A school may disclose PII from the education records
of a student without obtaining prior written consent of the parents or the eligible student –
• To other school officials, including teachers, within the educational agency or institution whom
the school has determined to have legitimate educational interests. This includes contractors,
consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom the school has outsourced institutional
services or functions, provided that the conditions listed in §99.31(a)(1)(i)(B)( 1 ) -
(a)(1)(i)(B)( 2 ) are met. (§99.31(a)(1))
• To officials of another school, school system, or institution of postsecondary education where
the student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled if the disclosure
is for purposes related to the student's enrollment or transfer, subject to the requirements of
• To authorized representatives of the US Comptroller General, the US Attorney General,
the US Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as the State
educational agency in the parent or eligible student's State (SEA). Disclosures under this
provision may be made, subject to the requirements of §99.35, in connection with an audit or
evaluation of Federal- or State-supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or
compliance with Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs. These entities may
make further disclosures of PII to outside entities that are designated by them as their authorized
representatives to conduct any audit, evaluation, or enforcement or compliance activity on their
behalf. favor. (§§99.31(a)(3) and 99.35)
• In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has
received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the
amount of the aid, determine the conditions of the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of
the aid. (§99.31(a)(4))
• To State and local officials or authorities to whom information is specifically allowed to be
reported or disclosed by a State statute that concerns the juvenile justice system and the
system's ability to effectively serve, prior to adjudication, the student whose records were
released, subject to §99.38. (§99.31(a)(5))
• To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the school, in order to: (a) develop,
validate, or administer predictive tests; (b) administer student aid programs; or (c) improve
• To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions. (§99.31(a)(7))
• To parents of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes.
• To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena. (§99.31(a)(9))
• To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency, subject to §99.36.
• Information the school has designated as “directory information” under §99.37.
Notice for Disclosure of Directory Information
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that APSB,
with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally
identifiable information from your child's education records. If permitted by state law, then the
APSB may disclose appropriately designated "directory information" without written consent,
unless you have advised the District to the contrary in accordance with District procedures. The los
primary purpose of directory information is to allow the APSB to include this type of information
from your child's education records in certain school publications. Examples include: Ejemplos incluyen:
A playbill, showing your student's role in a drama production;
The annual yearbook;
Honor roll or other recognition lists;
Graduation programs; and y
Sports programs activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team
Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an
invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations (including the
school resource officer) without a parent's prior written consent. Outside organizations include,
but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks.
In addition, two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon
request, with the following information – names, addresses and telephone listings – unless parents
have advised the LEA that they do not want their student's information disclosed without their
prior written consent. (1)
If you do not want APSB to disclose directory information from your child's education records
without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing within 10 days of the
official start of the school year.
APSB has designated the following information as directory information: [Note: an LEA may,
but does not have to, include all the information listed below.]
Student's name El nombre del estudiante
Electronic mail address
Date and place of birth Fecha y Lugar de Nacimiento
Major field of study
Dates of attendance
Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
Weight and height of members of athletic teams
Degrees, honors, and awards received
The most recent educational agency or institution attended
Student ID number, user ID, or other unique personal identifier used to communicate in
electronic systems that cannot be used to access education records without a PIN,
password, etc. (A student's SSN, in whole or in part, cannot be used for this purpose.)
Photographs or videotape of a student participating in school sponsored events such as
athletic events or school plays or club activities.
Photographs or videotapes of students in public areas (for example, a school bus or school
1. These laws are: Section 9528 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 USC § 7908) and
10 USC § 503(c).
Notification of Rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment
( PPRA )
The PPRA affords parents certain rights regarding our conduct of surveys, collection and use of information
for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams. These include the right to:
Consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the
following protected areas (“protected information survey”) if the survey is funded in whole or in
part by a program of the US Department of Education (ED)–
1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student's parent;
2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student's family;
3. Sex behavior or attitudes;
4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
5. Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships;
6. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers;
7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or o
8. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.
Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of –
1. Any other protected information survey, regardless of funding;
2. Any non-emergency, invasive physical exam or screening required as a condition of
attendance, administered by the school or its agent, and not necessary to protect the
immediate health and safety of a student, except for hearing, vision, or scoliosis
screenings, or any physical exam or screening permitted or required under State law;
3. Activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from
students for marketing or to sell or otherwise distribute the information to others.
Inspect , upon request and before administration or use –
1. Protected information surveys of students;
2. Instruments used to collect personal information from students for any of the above
marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes; and y
3. Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.
These rights transfer from the parents to a student who is 18 years old or an emancipated minor under State
The APSB will/has develop[ed] and adopt[ed]] policies, in consultation with parents, regarding these
rights, as well as arrangements to protect student privacy in the administration of protected information
surveys and the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales, or other
The APSB will directly notify parents of these policies at least annually at the start of each school year and
after any substantive changes.
The APSB will also directly notify, such as through US Mail or email, parents of students who are
scheduled to participate in the specific activities or surveys noted below and will provide an opportunity
for the parent to opt his or her child out of participation of the specific activity or survey. The APSB will
make this notification to parents at the beginning of the school year if the District has identified the specific
or approximate dates of the activities or surveys at that time. For surveys and activities scheduled after the
school year starts, parents will be provided reasonable notification of the planned activities and surveys
listed below and be provided an opportunity to opt their child out of such activities and surveys. Parents Padres
will also be provided an opportunity to review any pertinent surveys. Following is a list of the specific
activities and surveys covered under this requirement:
Collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales, or other
Administration of any protected information survey not funded in whole or in part
Any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening as described
Parents who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with:
Family Policy Compliance Office
US Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
Notification of Military Recruitment Opportunities of Students
By law, ( 20 United States Code § 7908 – access to student recruiting information -
see weblink below), the US Military branches are allowed to request that schools
send to them names and contact information of students. This provides recruiting
opportunities. Oportunidades. The APSB is required to provide student information upon request.
However, parents and students may request that their information not be provided to
the military recruiters. In order that your/your child's information not be provided,
you or your child have to submit a written notification that your information NOT
The notification must be in writing, signed, and dated and be delivered to the school
of the student. An email will not suffice or be acceptable.
Any notification not to provide information shall automatically expire at the end of
the school year. el año escolar.
Please be advised that, should you fail to provide the notification, your information
will be provided to any military recruiter upon request.
Note: This is a Student Handbook. Words used and contained in this Handbook shall have their
normal and customary meaning and usage. The following definitions are not exhaustive or limited
but are only used to illustrate. Any accepted use of any word below shall be apply to conduct to
which this Handbook controls or governs.
ARSON – The damage to property by the use of an explosive substance or the setting on
fire to any school or personal property.
A. An attempt to commit a battery or the intentional placing of another person in
reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery which is not self-defense.
B Assault of a schoolteacher is an assault committed when the victim is a schoolteacher
acting in the performance of employment duties
A. The use of force or violence upon a person if actual contact is made or the touching
another without consent in a forceful manner.
B. Battery of a schoolteacher is the use of force of violence against a schoolteacher when
the teacher is acting in performance of employment duties.
BURGLARY – The unauthorized entry of property.
COMPUTER HACKING – The accessing or causing to be accessed of any computer,
computer system, computer network, or any part thereof with intent to view, alter, delete,
or insert programs or data without authority.
DISRESPECT FOR AUTHORITY - Any unprovoked act of aggression, which
demonstrates a disregard or interference with authority or supervising personnel.
DRUGS – Illegal narcotics or any controlled dangerous substances.
DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - All equipment products and materials of any kind which
are used with drugs such as roach clips, rolling papers, pipes, etc.
EMERGENCY – An unexpected situation that requires prompt action.
EXCUSED TARDY – Acceptable reason for not being in class on time, including but not
limited to accidents, illness, emergencies or natural disasters.
EXPLOSIVE DEVICES – Including fireworks, bullets, bombs, and incendiary devices.
EXTORTION – The taking of goods or services by threat or intimidation.
FIGHTING – The exchange of blows between two or more students with the intent of
harming one another
GAMBLING – To play a game of chance where a reward is expected.
HABITUAL OFFENDER – One who has committed several offenses, not necessarily of
the same type.
INDECENT BEHAVIOR – Socially unacceptable behavior, that is morally offensive.
INTIMIDATION – To make timid or fearful.
LOOK - ALIKE/COUNTERFEIT/RESEMBLES – Similar to or appear to be.
MOLESTATION – To make indecent advances in which physical contact is made.
PROBATION – A condition in which students are temporarily placed to assist them in
adjusting to a normal school setting.
PORNOGRAPHY – Material (Such as books, writing, or photographs) that show erotic
behavior and is intended to cause sexual excitement.
PROVOKING A FIGHT – To purposefully cause or incite either verbally or physically
a student or students to fight
REASONABLE BELIEF – A suspicion founded upon circumstances sufficiently strong
to warrant a belief in a reasonable person that something is true.
ROBBERY – Taking of anything of value belonging to another by the use of force or
SCHOOL DISTURBANCE –
A. Minor Disturbance – An act of misconduct, which is confined to a limited area and
which, disrupted the orderly process of education activities in that area.
B. Major Disturbance – A serious act of misconduct that interrupts the orderly process
of educational activities that is not confined to a limited area.
SELF-DEFENSE – An act of protecting oneself from an aggressor where the force used is
only sufficient to repel the aggressor.
SERIOUS BODILY INJURY – Impairment of physical condition not limited to the
following: loss of consciousness, concussion, bone fracture, impairment of function of
bodily member or organs, wound requiring suturing, and serious disfigurement.
SEXUAL HARRASSMENT – ( see Appendix G)
TARDY - When one is not in his or her classroom when the tardy bell rings
THEFT – Taking other's property without permission, by stealing, fraud or trickery.
TRESPASSING .-.Unauthorized entry on a school campus other than the one a student
normally attends except when the student has been assigned to an alternative program.
TRUANCY/CUTTING/SKIPPING - One who is absent from school without permission
VANDALISM - The defacing, damaging, and/or breaking of others' property through
WEAPON - Any object which, under the circumstances, may be used to inflict bodily
injury or damage to property
WILLFUL DISOBEDIENCE - The refusal to follow a reasonable request of a teacher,
administrator, or an adult authority figure on campus
APSB SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
(as of January 2017)
42270 Weber City Road
38138 Willow Lake East Avenue
Gonzales, LA 70737
Prairieville, LA 70769
District 7, Seat B
District 5, Seat B
ROBYN PENN DELANEY
205 Barcelona Drive
10261 Alexander Rd.
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
St. Amant, LA 70774
38488 Arrowhead Drive
12043 Cotton Patch Lane
Gonzales, LA 70737
Gonzales, LA 70737
District 4, Seat A
PO Box 353
17247 Joe Sevario Rd.
Prairieville, LA 70769
Prairieville, LA 70769
District 4, Seat B
District 5, Seat A
10454 Airline Highway
42119 Hwy. 933 933
Gonzales, LA 70737
Prairieville, LA 70769
District 6, Seat A
District 6, Seat B
TROY GAUTREAU, SR.
40337 Lelia Road
Gonzales, LA 70737
District 7, Seat A
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
See APSB Policy JAA
EQUAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
It shall be the policy of the Ascension Parish School Board that the school district
shall place an equal emphasis upon the nondiscriminatory provision of educational
opportunities for children and no person shall be denied the benefits of any
education program or activity on the basis of race, color, handicap, creed, national
origin, age, or sex. All programs offered by schools within the school district shall
be open to all students in compliance with statutory and judicial requirements.
This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, educational services, financial aid,
Any complaints or allegations of any violation of this Statement should be immediately directed
in writing to:
Randy Watts (or his designee)
APSB Director of Human Resources
PO Box 189
Donaldsonville, Louisiana 70346
Please note that the following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the
non-discrimination policies as of date of adoption of this Handbook:
TITLE II and Section 504 Coordinator:
PO Box 189
Donaldsonville, Louisiana 70346
TITLE IX and Age Discrimination Act Coordinator:
PO Box 189
Donaldsonville, Louisiana 70346