Students Rights

  • Fort Edward students have all rights afforded them by federal and state constitutions, statutes, and regulations. Accordingly, students are reminded that certain responsibilities accompany these rights.

    It shall be the right of each student to:

    • Have a safe, healthy, orderly, and courteous school environment.
    • Take part in all district activities on an equal basis regardless of sex, religion, national origin, or disability.
    • Attend school and participate in all school programs unless suspended.
    • Have rules and regulations available for review and explanation.
    • Be suspended only after his or her rights have been observed pursuant to Education Law.
    • Present his or her views of the facts in all disciplinary matters.
    • Follow personal standards of dress and grooming.
    • Express his or her opinions verbally as long as this expression does not interfere with the rights of others.
    • It is the responsibility of each student to:
    • Be familiar with and abide by all school rules.
    • Work to the best of his or her ability in all academic and extracurricular pursuits.
    •  Behave responsibly when attending school functions and to accept responsibility for his or her actions.
    • Seek help in solving problems that could affect his or her academic or extra-curricular achievement.
    • Hold regular attendance in school and in class.
    • Show respect for themselves and one another and his or her property.
    • Dress in accordance with standards established by the Board and Superintendent.
    • Make constructive contributions to the school and report fairly circumstances of school-related issues.