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Bala Cynwyd Middle School


Discipline Policy

All Bala Cynwyd Middle School students share in the responsibility of developing and maintaining a climate which is conducive to wholesome learning and living. In addition, all Bala Cynwyd students are expected to behave in a manner which will naturally bring praise and respect to themselves, their families, and their school. Students are further expected to maintain good school attendance, to be conscientious in their classwork, and to conform to all school rules and regulations.

Bala Cynwyd Middle School respects the rights of students to be free of unreasonable searches of their persons and their possessions. However, in certain circumstances, the safe and orderly operation of the school sometimes requires the investigation of possible violations of school rules.

The Bala Cynwyd Middle School subscribes to all the regulations of the State Board of Education of Pennsylvania regarding Students Rights and Responsibilities.

Discipline Code Introduction

It is the responsibility of the total school community to create and maintain an atmosphere that is conducive to teaching, learning and living. Everyone in the educational process has the right to expect that the environment shall be safe, pleasant and well organized. The climate should produce security and consistency through the establishment of reasonable rules and guidelines that require an interaction based upon mutual respect and cooperation. The emphasis should be on courtesy, consideration and the fulfillment of all necessary obligations at all times.