Kingman Unified School Board of Education is required by law (ARS §15-841) to ensure that “students shall comply with the policy, pursue the required course of studies, and submit to the authority of the teachers, school administrators and school board.” The law further states that “continued open defiance of authority, or habitual profanity and vulgarity, constitute good cause for expulsion.”
The Governing Board interprets the above statute to be that the administration and faculty are specifically directed not to tolerate disrespect, insubordination, or disobedience under any circumstances. Consistent with student’s due process rights, school authorities will discipline students based on the nature of the offense committed and the disciplinary history of the offender to preserve the good order and educational climate of the school.
Kingman High School students are expected to maintain high standards of performance in all area of school achievement. This achievement is based on responsibility and self-discipline. Maintaining these standards in every learning situation is a sincere
expectation for each student.
Students are expected to INSPIRE by being:
Students are expected to:
- Carry their I.D. Cards
- Arrive at each class on time and be ready to work before the tardy bell rings.
- Bring required materials to class: that is, a notebook, pen/pencil, covered textbook, gym equipment, and other necessary items.
- Take care of personal business–going to lockers, and using restrooms before school, during passing periods, or at their lunch break.
- Complete required class work and assignments on time.
- Leave all food and drinks in trashcans outside of the buildings and clean up after themselves by disposing of refuse appropriately.
- Display courtesy to everyone at all times.
- Be a positive, creative, and cooperative member of class, school, neighborhood, and community.
- Wear standardized shirts/attire.
Students are NOT to:
- Abuse, damage, or mark school property.
- Leave class without an authorized pass from the classroom teacher that indicates the student’s name, date, time, and destination.
- Use skateboards on campus.
- Use cell phones or any electronic devices on campus from 1st bell to final bell
- Participate in open public displays of affection.
- Wear any kind of offensive, revealing, or gang related clothing
- School shirts are mandatory even when wearing a school approved hoodie or jacket. Students must wear approved T-shirts, polos, sweatshirts and jackets with the KHS logo and must wear school approved shirts underneath KHS hoodies and jackets that zip in the front.
- On very cold days (the high temperature is around 50 degrees, it is windy and/or it is rainy) the administration will be lenient about students wearing parkas and heavy coats over school approved shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets OUTSIDE only. Students may NOT substitute non-approved sweatshirts, light jackets, fleeces, and windbreakers on those days.
- Heavy winter coats and parkas are NEVER permitted in the classroom, library, offices, or in cafeterias.
- Hats and beanies are not permitted from 1st bell to last bell; approved KHS sweatshirts and jackets that have hoods that may be worn up OUTSIDE only.
- Pajamas and slippers are NEVER permitted.
- Sagging pants that reveal underwear are NOT permitted.
Write-ups will result in consequences including detention and Saturday school.
Student tardiness is a serious disruption to the educational process. Tardiness interferes with instruction and infringes on the educational rights of other students. Tardy enforcement is a shared responsibility between the Kingman High School Administration, the Teacher and the Student. Each student is expected to be in class when the bell rings beginning the class period.
- A student will be considered tardy who is not physically present in the classroom at the start of the instructional period.
- A student who misses more than thirty (30) minutes of the instructional period has missed an essential part of the learning experience. Therefore, for purposes of attendance enforcement, a student who is more than thirty (30) minutes late to any class period shall be counted absent from that class, and the teacher shall mark their attendance accordingly.
- Staff being physically visible during passing period is an essential component to enforcing this tardy policy and ensuring that students are in class at the beginning of the instructional period. Administration will be stationed throughout the campus and teachers will be present outside their classroom door to greet students as they enter the classroom.
- Every teacher’s instructional time is essential for student success. A teacher will not issue a pass to a student that will result in the student being tardy to their next class.
- A teacher will not issue a pass to a student during the first 10 minutes, or last 10 minutes of class unless it is an emergency situation.
Recording Daily Attendance
- Kingman High School is responsible for maintaining an accurate attendance record for each student enrolled.
- A student that is not in class at the beginning of the class period will be instructed to go directly to the Attendance Office. The Attendance Office will immediately issue the student a Tardy pass to class and enter a Tardy in the attendance records. Teachers will maintain a file of these passes as a back-up for attendance purposes, if necessary.
- The Tardy pass will indicate the student’s name, ID number, date and time. The student will have five (5) minutes to return to their class. Students taking longer than five (5) minutes to return to class will be sent back to the Attendance Office.