Good behavior is expected on the part of all Powdersville Middle School students.  Respect for parents, teachers, and fellow students should always be shown.  Students should want to do the right thing in all circumstances, not because of the rule, but because this is responsible behavior.

            However, some students may insist on taking advantage of others and engage in behavior which is disruptive to the school program.  Because of this, the following actions are not permitted and students found in violation of any of them will be corrected in an appropriate manner:

    1.   insolence ‑ willful disobedience, disrespect, or open defiance of authority;

    2.   physically abusing students or faculty;

       3.   leaving class or school without permission and/or failure to attend class or activities as expected;

    4.   intimidating, threatening, or sexually harassing students or faculty;

    5.   the use of obscene or profane language or gestures;

    6.   possession or use of any form of tobacco;

    7.   possession, selling, or consumption of drugs or alcoholic beverages;

    8.   possession of any kind of weapon;

    9.   willful destruction of personal or school property;

    10. theft;

    11. academic dishonesty;

    12. possession or use of matches, lighters, or fireworks at school;

    13. possession or use of permanent markers;

    14. public display of affection;

    15. possession of entertainment devices without special permission from the administration;

    16. possession of recreational equipment (skateboards, roller blades, etc.); and

    17. use of cell phones, beepers, or other electronic communication devices that does not follow district policy.

               These rules apply to any student who is on school or district property; who is in attendance at school or any school-sponsored activity, whether on or off school grounds; who is enroute to and from school on a school bus or other district vehicle; or whose conduct at any time or in any place has a direct and immediate effect on maintaining order and discipline in Anderson County School District One. 

            Nothing in this policy prohibits the superintendent or other appropriate district-level administrators from directly, or in consultation with appropriate school-level administrators, imposing authorized disciplinary sanctions.

            Students are also expected to comply with the district’s policies and procedures regarding student discipline, copies of which are available at each school. 

            Possible sanctions for the above offenses may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following:  lunch, before school, or after-school detention possibly involving work detail, corporal punishment, in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, withdrawal of privileges/exclusion from participation in extracurricular activities, any other sanctions approved by the administration, and/or expulsion.