7:130 Student Rights and Responsibilities

All students are entitled to enjoy the rights protected by the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions and laws for persons of their age and maturity in a school setting. Students may, during the school day, during non-instructional time, voluntarily engage in individually or collectively, initiated, non-disruptive prayer or religious-based meetings that, consistent with the Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses of the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions, are not sponsored, promoted, or endorsed in any manner by the school or any school employee.  Non-instructional time means time set aside by a school before actual classroom instruction begins or after actual classroom instruction ends.  Students should exercise these rights reasonably and avoid violating the rights of others.  Students who violate the rights of others or violate District policies or rules will be subject to disciplinary measures.

Cross Reference:

7:140 Search and Seizure

7:150 Interviews by Child Advocacy Agencies

7:160 Student Appearance

7:190 Student Discipline

Legal Reference(s): 

20 U.S.C. § 7904.

105 ILCS 20/5.

Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District, 89 S.Ct. 733 (1969).

Date Adopted: 11/23/2004

Date Amended:  08/09/2016