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Bala Cynwyd Middle School


Student Rights

Students do have rights. Having legal rights as persons and citizens, they may not be deprived of what the law gives them. These rights include the right to an education, the right to express their opinions and the right to be free from discrimination. They also have human rights as persons and participants in the educational community. These rights include the right to be treated with dignity by other participants and the right to contribute to the educational process.

Minors are compelled by law to attend school until they are 17 years of age. They cannot be compelled to want to attend or to like to attend, but all school personnel and parents shall encourage students to attend at all times.