Franklinton High School Board policy of nondiscrimination extends to students, staff, job applicants, the general public, and individuals with whom it does business. The Board does not permit discriminatory practices and views harassment as a form of discrimination.
SAFE RETURN TO IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION PLAN
In February Governor DeWine asked schools to design plans that would help students advance and make up for any learning that may have been delayed or lost because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following is the current Plan for Franklinton High School, Columbus Ohio.
Franklinton High School will comply with all local, state, and federal guidelines, including those of the Center for Disease Control, with respect to implementing health and safety protocols within the school, taking into account the vaccination levels of our school population. We will use these guidelines to inform our policies around the following areas:
FHS SCHOOL COMMUNITY POLICY
What it Means to be a Part of Our FHS COMMUNITY
FHS students will demonstrate academic performance, build positive relationships and enjoy meaningful lives now and after high school graduation.
SCHOOL PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE (CODE OF CONDUCT) POLICY
Franklinton High School's Progressive Discipline Policy includes behavior expectations, and consequences of misbehavior; and describes polices regarding expulsion, suspension, exclusion, due process, and discipline for students with disabilities. These policies are public and are provided to each FHS student and family.
PROHIBITED FORMS OF DISCIPLINE POLICY
The Franklinton High School Board expects administration, faculty, and staff to use counseling, referral, and communication with parents to promote appropriate positive student behavior.
ANTI-DISCRIMINATION, ANTI-HARASSMENT, ANTI-BULLYING, TITLE IX POLICY
Contact Anne Hyland, Superintendent, to report any suspected discrimination, harassment, or bullying. Hyland@FranklintonHigh.org OR (614) 579-3593
The Governing Authority encourages the promotion of positive interpersonal relations between members of the school community that is conducive to academic learning, extra-curricular learning, and the development of healthy human relationships. The Governing Authority is committed to providing a safe, positive, productive, and nurturing learning and working environment that is free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, including bullying, physical harm, or emotional harm for all its students, and its employees. This policy is inclusive and offers protections regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, immigration status, immigration status of parents or guardians, limited English skills, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, economic status, homeless status, migrant status, age, marital status, pregnancy or disability/ handicap.
SMARTPHONE/MOBILE DEVICE POLICY
FHS embraces the use of technology in learning. Based on the best research currently available, however, it is clear that the over-use of Smart Phones is negatively impacting student learning and has become an addictive distraction for many students. Last year, FHS instituted a Smart-Phone policy that is simple and supportive.
STUDENT RECORDS (FERPA) POLICY
The school maintains custody of extensive educational and personal information about each of its students. This information is needed to meet Ohio’s school enrollment and attendance requirements, and is used by school staff for educational decision making. These records shall be readily available to appropriate school personnel, to parents and/or students, and yet shall be protected as confidential information.
This policy applies to all technology resources in use by FHS students. It includes but is not limited to computers, FHS's Wireless Internet Network, access, phones, video equipment, copy machines, e-mail addresses and information storage.
PUBLIC RECORDS POLICY
The Board supports the right of the community to know about the programs and services of the school and makes efforts to disseminate appropriate information. The school administrator is authorized and expected to keep the school’s community informed about school programs and activities. The official minutes of the Board, its written policies, its financial records, and all other public records are open for inspection in the school office during the hours when those offices are open.
ATTENDANCE, ABSENCES, AND TRUANCY POLICY
The educational program provided by the school is predicated on students being in attendance daily to participate in uninterrupted learning experiences. There is a high relationship between regular school attendance and school achievement. The entire process of education requires regular continuity of instruction and participation in learning experiences in order to reach the goal of maximum educational benefits for each student.
CAREER ADVISING POLICY
Franklinton High School supports four pathways to obtaining living wage employment
beyond high school graduation. Career understanding and preparedness is an important
component for all students. Career advising as an integrated process that helps students
understand how their personal interests, strengths and values might predict satisfaction
and success in school and related career fields, as well as how to tie these interests and
strengths to their academic and career goals.
SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT POLICY
In addition to learning required content, students also need to learn to be classroom ready, learn to manage dysregulated behaviors, and intentionally develop social competencies that employers, and Ohio, have indicated are necessary to become productive adults. Students are not able to be fully engaged in their learning until they feel safe, and are able to regulate their behavior. Regulated behavior in the school environment is influenced by how the adults react to events in the environment, and how consistently adults model well-regulated behavior.