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