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                 1  Trimester   November 28, 2017      1  Quarter               November 7, 2017
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                 2  Trimester      March 6, 2018       2  Quarter                January 24, 2018
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                 3  Trimester       June 1, 2018       3  Quarter                 April 11, 2018
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                                                       4  Quarter           Mailed after June 21, 2018

                                    RULES AND REGULATIONS OF OPERATION

                                       For Elementary, Middle, and High School Students

            We have public schools because American citizens believe that every person has the right to an education. Florida
            has laws to make sure that children can and do attend school. In Florida, children between the ages of six and
            sixteen must attend school. Local counties must provide free public schools for them to attend. Those schools
            must provide a safe, friendly, and business-like place to learn. This Handbook addresses different rights and
            responsibilities  of  students  in  our  schools.  Rules  about  those  rights  and  responsibilities  are  also  included.
            Wherever student responsibilities are described, it is understood that parent(s) jointly share those responsibilities
            with their children. In almost every section of this Handbook, numbers appear in parentheses. These numbers are
            Florida Statutes (F.S. statute number), School Board Policies (P-policy number), Florida Administrative Code Rule
            (FAC-rule number) or State Board of Education Rules (SBER-rule number). Throughout the Handbook, when the
            word “parent(s)” is used, it means "either or both parents of a student, any guardian of a student, any person in
            a parental relationship to a student, or any person exercising supervisory authority over a student in place of the
            parent”.   F.S.   §   1000.21   (5)   All   School   Board   Policies   are   available   for   review   at
            http://www.boarddocs.com/fl/palmbeach/Board.nsf/Public.
                                        INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW


            The  District’s  Student  Progression  Plans  (SPPs)  are  available  at  your  school  for  your  review.  The  SPPs
            https://www.palmbeachschools.org/studentprogression/  describe  the  School  District’s  strategy  for  student
            progression from the time of entry into the District until graduation, and many of its provisions are based on
            federal  and  Florida  Law  and  State  Board of Education  rules.  The Plans  are  used  to  set  student  performance
            standards in relation to student promotion, retention, and remediation. Also included in the SPPs are District entry
            and attendance requirements, educational program descriptions, guidelines for assessing and reporting student
            progress,  and  requirements  for  graduation.  You  can  find  valuable  information  on  the  District’s  website:
            www.palmbeachschools.org. In addition, the following websites provide important school information:


                       ▪   Student Code of Conduct: https://www.palmbeachschools.org/students/studenthandbooks/
                       ▪   School Public Accountability Report: http://doeweb-prd.doe.state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar/
                       ▪   School Grades: http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/
                       ▪   School Improvement Plan: https://www.floridacims.org/districts
                       ▪   A complete list of Palm Beach County Schools and principals can be found on the District’s website
                          at  www.palmbeachschools.org  under  the  Schools  tab  then  click  Resources.  The  Student  and
                          Family  Handbook  can  be  found  online  on  the  District’s  Parent,  Community,  Student,  and
                          Superintendent websites at: http://www.palmbeachschools.org/


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