This handbook section is designed to clarify school policies governing the rights and responsibilities of students in the Columbia Local School District. Students, staff, parents and others need to know about these policies and are encouraged to study and discuss the contents of this handbook.
When the term “school” is used in this handbook, it refers to all instances when the student is subject to the authority of the school. Students are also under the authority of the school when traveling to and from school.
School safety zones (Am. SB1) expands the district’s authority to suspend and expel students for misconduct by a student that occurs off of district property but is connected to activities or incidents that have occurred on district property. This includes misconduct by a student that, regardless of where it occurs, is directed at a district official or employee or the property of an official or employee.POLICIES CITED IN THIS HANDBOOK ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION. ALL POLICIES OF THE COLUMBIA LOCAL SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION MAY BE ACCESSED HERE