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10.55.801    SCHOOL CLIMATE

(1) The local board of trustees shall: 

(a) develop policies, procedures, and rules that respect the rights of all learners, promote an awareness of and concern for the well-being of others, and address bullying, intimidation, and harassment of students and school personnel;

(b) create teaching and learning conditions that meet the district's educational goals and recruit and maintain a quality staff;

(c) offer programs and services which, in content and presentation, endeavor to be free of stereotyping in terms of Article II, Section IV of the Montana Constitution and federal law with prejudice toward none;

(d) provide programs and services that meet the needs of students which the school has identified as at-risk;

(e) inform students, parents, families, and guardians of the school's expectations and of students' rights and responsibilities;

(f) encourage students to take responsibility for their education, including preparing for and participating in class and school activities, taking full advantage of learning services provided, helping design their educational goals, and conducting themselves respectfully and appropriately;

(g) encourage the active involvement of parents, families, and guardians in their children's education and in their school;

(h) provide opportunities for parents, families, guardians, educators, and members of the community to take active roles in developing and reviewing district and school educational goals; and

(i) measure school climate through a valid and reliable tool to understand student, staff, family, and community perceptions of climate in their school and make data-driven decisions about programs and practices that could improve school climate.


History: Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-2-114, 20-2-121, 20-7-101, MCA; IMP, Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-2-121, 20-3-106, 20-7-101, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 342, Eff. 7/1/89; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 3340, Eff. 12/8/00; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 755, Eff. 3/24/06; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 2042, Eff. 7/1/13; AMD, 2023 MAR p. 255, Eff. 7/1/23.

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