V.j.Student Protests, Demonstrations and Sit-Ins
The Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools have the authority and responsibility to maintain order and discipline within the District’s schools as is necessary to protect the safety and welfare of the students, to secure the educational environment within the schools, and to protect the real and personal property owned and maintained by the District from damage. While the Board of Education recognizes that students have a constitutional right to demonstrate peacefully during school hours, students are prohibited from engaging in conduct which otherwise endangers the safety, morals, health, or welfare of themselves or others. The Board of Education prohibits students from willfully disrupting the routine and daily schedule of the school or a school-sponsored event by participating in an individual or group activity which has as its purpose the encouragement of noncompliance with an existing school policy, regulation, or administrative decision. In addition, the Board prohibits students as individuals or groups from participating in sit-ins, stand-ins, walk-outs and other similar conduct which disrupts the order and discipline of the school and/or endangers the safety and welfare of themselves and other students in the school.