Glenbrook Code of Conduct

 

Philosophy

Glenbrook High School officials, coaches of athletic teams and sponsors of student activities believe that students who are selected for the privilege of participation on teams, squads, performing groups, clubs and other school organizations should conduct themselves as responsible representatives of the school. In order to assure this conduct, coaches and sponsors enforce a Code of Conduct. Furthermore, members of teams and organizations who fail to abide by the Code of Conduct are subject to immediate disciplinary action. Members of teams and organizations must always serve as exemplars of high moral character and must demonstrate appropriate academic commitment which is expected from all students. As recognized representatives of their school, participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior during the season (activity) or out of season, in uniform or out of uniform, on campus or off campus.
 

SECTION A – Rules and Guidelines

The Glenbrook High School District has as its primary goal the academic education, as well as the physical and social development of all students. Therefore, students are expected to demonstrate good citizenship by following all school rules; local, state and federal laws; and comply with all Illinois High School Association by-laws and eligibility requirements.

  1. Violations of any of the following will be considered violations of the Glenbrook Code of Conduct and will subject the violator to disciplinary action:
    1. school rules as described in the Students Rights and Responsibilities section of the Student-Parent Handbook
    2. local ordinances;
    3. state and federal laws;
    4. the display of proper sportsmanship at a school activity, competition, or event.

  2. Attending parties or gatherings where illegal substances or tobacco products may be present is strongly discouraged. The district’s concern for the health and overall welfare of its students is at issue along with the potential for problems that may face the district’s students in such situations. The district encourages its students to make responsible choices.

  3. It is the expectation of the school that students will be in attendance and fully participate in normal school activities on the day of an event, activity or contest. The administration reserves the right to limit participation of students in cases of non-attendance at school.

  4. School officials are not expected to monitor off-campus, non-school activities unless the violation is brought to their attention, is sufficiently severe to bring discredit upon the Glenbrook organization, and said conduct is reasonably proven.

  5. Each coach or sponsor has the prerogative to establish additional rules pertaining to the activity supervised which do not conflict with this Code of Conduct. Such rules may include attendance at practices, curfew, dress and general conduct of participants during practices, contests, trips, etc. Rules set by the individual coach or sponsor must be in writing with the approval of the Director of Athletics or the Director of Student Activities and communicated in writing to the student participants before his/her activity begins.

  6. Students suspended from school will not be allowed to participate in activities or athletics while they are on suspension. Additional consequences from the athletic or student activities department may also follow.

  7. The Dean’s Office will be notified of all violations of the Code of Conduct and the consequences of the infraction. In addition to the penalties imposed by the Code of Conduct, such infractions will also be subject to appropriate Board of Education disciplinary policies.

SECTION B – Procedures 

A student may be suspended from participation in any activity according to the following procedures: 

  1. All reports of violations of the Code of Conduct are to be made either to the Director of Athletics or to the Director of Student Activities.

  2. The director of the respective activity shall contact the student, parents, coach or sponsor to inform them of the violation and the procedures to be followed. If requested in writing, a meeting shall be scheduled within three (3) school days. This meeting shall include the director of the activity, the student, his/her parents, if they desire, and the student’s coach or sponsor.

  3. The director and coach or sponsor will determine the course of action. The student and his/her parents shall be notified of the decision immediately.

  4. Any student who violates the guidelines and/or does not satisfactorily complete the season or activity may not be eligible for any awards or special recognition given for participation in the activity. Furthermore, a student who holds an elected or appointed office or position (i.e., peer leader, team captain, student organization officer) may be required to relinquish said position upon violation of the guidelines.

  5. Penalties will be applied in every activity in which a student participates. Penalties will be applied in the current or upcoming sport and/or performance activity in which a student participates. Any offense constitutes a violation for the purposes of all activities covered under the guidelines.

SECTION C –Guidelines for Action 

Consequences for Code of Conduct infractions by athletes and activity participants are determined by the following guidelines. There is no differentiation of consequences for in-season or out-of-season participation, and a penalty may carry over from season to season and/or year to year. The consequences may exceed the minimum guidelines due to the egregious nature of the infraction. Rule enforcement will be consistent and immediate.
 

ATHLETICS 

1st Offense: Suspension from 10% of the season for all general Code of Conduct violations as well as use of tobacco or tobacco products or 20% of the season for other illegal substances as defined by Board Policy 8460.  Student-athletes may be referred to a counselor regarding issues related to the violation. All suspensions are to be rounded to the higher full game or contest.

2nd Offense: Suspension from 30% of the season for all general Code of Conduct violations as well as the use of tobacco or tobacco products or 60% of the season for other illegal substances as defined by Board Policy 8460.  The student-athlete will be required to attend an educational program for issues related to the violation that has been approved by the counseling and athletic departments. All suspensions are to be rounded to the higher full game or contest.

3rd Offense: Suspension from all athletics for one calendar year.  Consequences resulting from Code of Conduct violations may be carried over from season to season and/or year to year.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Clubs and Organizations: special interest clubs, student government, class boards, honorary societies
 
1st Offense: Suspension from club meetings/activities for not less than four (4) weeks for all general Code of Conduct violations as well as the use of tobacco or tobacco products or not less than seven (7) weeks for other illegal substances as defined by Board Policy 8460. Participants may be referred to a counselor regarding issues related to the violation.

2nd Offense: Suspension from club meetings/activities for not less than nine (9) weeks for all general Code of Conduct violations as well as the use of tobacco or tobacco products or not less than eighteen (18) weeks for other illegal substances as defined by Board Policy 8460. Participants will be required to attend an educational program for issues related to the violation that has been approved by the counseling department and the Director of Student Activities.

3rd Offense: Suspension from club meetings/activities for one calendar year.  Consequences resulting from Code of Conduct violations may be carried over from event to event and/or year to year.

Student Performance Organizations: music, speech, debate, drama, dance, and sports-related activities
 
1st Offense: Students who are in violation of general Code of Conduct rules as well as the use of tobacco or tobacco products will not be permitted to participate in and/or audition for the next major performing event and/or shall serve two (2) Saturday detentions. Students in violation of rules regarding illegal substances as defined by Board Policy 8460 will not be permitted to participate in and/or audition for the next performing event and/or shall serve four (4) Saturday detentions. Participants may be referred to a counselor regarding issues related to the violation.

2nd Offense: Suspension for at least the next performances for all general Code of Conduct violations as well as the use of tobacco or tobacco products or the next two (2) performances for other illegal substances as defined by Board Policy 8460. Participants will be required to attend an educational program for issues related to the violation that has been approved by the counseling department and the Director of Student Activities.

3rd Offense: Suspension from performing events for one calendar year.  Consequences resulting from Code of Conduct violations may be carried over from event to event and/or year to year.

SECTION D –Right of Appeal

A student and/or his/her parents may appeal a decision by writing a letter to the director of the respective activity with copies to the principal, within three (3) school days following the meeting set forth in Section B. This letter should request a hearing with the administrative staff as designated by the principal.
 
Within five (5) school days after the letter is received, the school will notify the parents and the participant of the time and place of the appeal hearing. The school’s administrative staff will hear the case and will take action that they consider appropriate.
 
During the time between the original decision and the appeal hearing, the principal has the authority to waive the action which has been taken.
 

SECTION E-Voluntary Disclosure

Any student who voluntarily reports a violation of the Code of Conduct may be subject to a lesser penalty but the violation will count as an offense. The student may be required to attend an educational program that has been approved by the counseling department. Voluntary disclosure resulting in an “offense” penalty may be used only once by a student during his/her enrollment at the Glenbrook High Schools.