All students must follow the rules and regulations listed in the Student Code of Conduct booklet. The basic purpose of the Student Code of Conduct is to help establish and maintain a safe and orderly environment, which must prevail if learning is to take place.
Student Code of Conduct rules are the same for elementary, middle and high schools. However, the disciplinary consequences are different. These rules are in effect at any school function or school sponsored activity and while students are waiting for, riding or leaving the bus. They apply to any student whose conduct at any time or place has a direct and immediate effect on maintaining order and discipline in school.
Students receive a copy of the Code of Conduct at the beginning of the school year. All new students registering in the Gaston County Schools for the first time also receive a copy. Parents and students should read the booklet and make sure they understand the rules and regulations listed.
If you have a question about any rule or disciplinary consequence, contact your child’s teacher or the school principal. The Code of Conduct is the short form of the Board of Education’s Code of Student Conduct in the policy manual. The policy manual may be reviewed in the principal’s office or school media center.
Click here for a pdf of the Student Code of Conduct.