Page 4 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • May 20, 2009 FLOW Area Trustees renew discussion of conduct policy by Frank J. McMahon The Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School Board recently continued its discussion of a policy and regulation that are intended to define the standards of behavior expected of students and the actions the district can take as a result of certain student conduct. The regulation that was previously being considered has been discarded, but the essence of that regulation has now been incorporated in the board’s policy on conduct and discipline and its regulation on extracurricular activities. Those two documents have been rewritten and restructured by the board’s new legal counsel, and the policy contains a section on off-campus conduct that gives school authorities the right to impose a consequence on a student for conduct away from school grounds, and sections on harassment, intimidation and bullying, and the use of electronic communication. The regulation pertains to extracurricular activities and includes sections on the approval of clubs and the access to them, the academic requirements to join them, and the conduct requirements necessary in order to participate in extracurricular activities. The conduct requirement section explains that all student participants in board sponsored extracurricular activities must refrain from the use, possession, or distribution of any alcoholic beverage or other drugs, unless prescribed by a physician, both on and off school grounds, during the season or activity in which the student wishes to participate in the extracurricular activity. The conduct requirement also contains a section listing the consequences for violations occurring on school grounds and/or at school sponsored events. Alleged violations of the conduct requirements occurring away from school grounds or events would occur if a student were formally charged and/or arrested by law enforcement for an alleged violation of the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice, and/or the applicable municipal codes or ordinance provisions. Such a violation would lead to a conference with the student and his or her parents with the student assistance counselor and other district personnel at the end of which a determination would be made as to whether a violation occurred. If a violation has occurred, as a minimum consequence, the student would be prohibited from participating in extracurricular activities for a period of seven school days through and including the next scheduled competitive game or event. On a second violation, the minimum consequence would be a prohibition from participating in extracurricular activities for 90 days, and a third violation would result (continued on page 25) Helpful Hints Helpful Hints from ome “Heat and dry conditions can cause the tips of house plant leaves to turn brown. If this occurs, use scissors to cut the browned tips off at an angle.” 27 Franklin Tpk, Waldwick Open Sundays 9-3 201-652-5666 Mary Says... ����������������������������������������� �������������������������������������� ������������������ Out of the way, but worth it. Major Credit Cards Accepted � ������������������� � �������������� ��������������� �������������� ����������������� ����������������� 85 Hillside Ave, Midland Park • 201-444-4760 • 201-445-1164 Open Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5, Closed Sunday Schweinfurth Florist ������ ������ ������ ������ ������ �������������� �������������������� �������������������� ������ ������ ����������������������������� ��������������������������������� All Nursery ���������������������������� Stock COUPON MUST BE PRESENTED AT TIME OF PURCHASE ������ ������������������������������������������� �� ������ � Recession Coupon Savings ������ ������ � ��� Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Evergreens, Junipers and more ���� �������������� ����� ��������� ������ 800 Wyckoff Ave • Mahwah, NJ • 201-847-8999 ������ ������ ������ ������