The Dothan City
Board of Education recognizes fully the constitutional rights of
students enrolled in its schools. The Board recognizes equally, however,
its obligation to establish policy related to student behavior and
discipline, which assures that a proper atmosphere for learning will be
maintained within every school serving the City of Dothan.
All students of the Dothan City School System are charged with the
responsibility to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to good
citizenship. Student conduct shall be founded on the basic concept of
respect, consideration for the rights of others, and applicable laws.
The Board believes that the kind of discipline preferable in a
democratic society is that typified by self-discipline. It considers
self-discipline as a learning process whereby the individual
progressively learns to develop habits of self-control and recognizes
his own responsibilities to society. Behavior and discipline policies
shall, therefore, demonstrate recognition of both individual student
constitutional rights and paramount need for maintaining a proper
atmosphere for learning within each school.
2016-2017 Code of Conduct