• Jackson Public Schools has been implementing the PBIS program across the entire district. The Code of Student Conduct compliments and supports the district-wide implementation of PBIS to foster student academic and behavioral success.

      I. Discipline Overview

      “Discipline” is defined as the steps or actions which teachers, administrators, support staff, parents, and students follow to enhance student academic and social success.

      According to state law, a parent, legal guardian or custodian of a compulsory school-age child enrolled in a public school district shall be responsible financially for his or her minor child’s destructive acts against school property or persons. Miss. Code Ann. § 37-11-19.

      A parent, guardian or custodian of a compulsory school-age child enrolled in a public school district may be requested to appear at school by an appropriate school official for a conference regarding acts of the child.

      II. Code of Student Conduct Purpose

      Students have the right to a public education, but they are responsible for complying with rules and regulations of the Jackson Public School District and the reasonable instructions of all school personnel.

      In addition to these rules, each local school or building principal may develop additional rules and regulations that govern student behavior and discipline at the school site. However, these campus rules and procedures must be consistent with policies and procedures established by the Board and the Superintendent.

      The Code of Student Conduct applies to all Jackson Public School District students at all times whenever a student’s conduct is reasonably related to school or school activities. This includes:

      • On school property before, during, and after school hours

      • At any other time when the school is being used by a school group

      • Off school grounds at a school activity, function, or event

      • A school activity or a school-related function

      • Whenever a Jackson Public School District student is in a capacity representing his or her school

      • On a school bus, a school-sponsored vehicle or traveling to and from school