Student Rights and Responsibilities
All students are entitled to enjoy the rights protected by the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions and laws for persons of their age and maturity in a school setting. Students should exercise these rights reasonably and avoid violating the rights of others. Students who violate the rights of others or violate DAOES policies or rules will be subject to disciplinary measures.
Students may, during the school day, during noninstructional time, voluntarily engage in individually or collectively initiated, non-disruptive prayer or religious-based meetings that, consistent with the Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses of the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions, are not sponsored, promoted, or endorsed in any manner by the school or any school employee. Noninstructional time means time set aside by a school before actual classroom instruction begins or after actual classroom instruction ends.
A student shall be released from attendance, as an excused absence, to observe a religious holiday or for religious instruction. The student's parent/guardian must give written notice to the Technology Center of DuPage Building Principal at least five (5) calendar days before the student's anticipated absence(s). Teachers will provide the student returning from such leave with an opportunity to make up any examination, study, or work requirement.
20 U.S.C. §7904.
105 ILCS 20/5.
23 Ill.Admin.Code §1.210.
Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District, 89 S.Ct. 733 (1969).
CROSS REF.: 7:140 (Search and Seizure), 7:150 (Agency and Police Interviews), 7:160 (Student Appearance), 7:190 (Student Behavior)
ADOPTED: June 18, 2020