Updated Policy Manual of the Board of Education (updated May 15, 2013)
Previous Policy Manual of the Board of Education (September 10, 2012 and previous)
Respect and Dignity Policy
The Board of Education believes it is part of our responsibility to provide, orderly and harmonious environment in which respect for the dignity and worth of every member of the school community is recognized and promoted. The Board believes that all employees, parent/guardians and students are entitled to be treated and are obligated to treat others with courtesy, fairness and decency. Only through the commitment and ongoing attention of each of us to a safe, caring and supportive atmosphere can we expect to achieve our objective of enabling all our students to become capable and responsible lifelong learners.
Lexington has a diverse, multicultural school community, a fact the Board considers an asset and a source of pride and enrichment. This diversity, however, underscores the importance of sensitivity to the backgrounds, feelings, and concerns of students and community members and of meeting the moral imperative of an equal opportunity society free of prejudice and discrimination. Accordingly, in this school district, statements or behavior by any member of the school community which insults, degrades, harasses or stereotypes any other person on the basis of race, gender, handicap, physical condition, socioeconomic background, ethnic or national origin, or religion is unacceptable.