Federal, State, Local, and Falmouth Public Schools Laws and Policies
Copies of these laws and policies along with the complete set of School Committee policies governing the Falmouth Public Schools are available in the Superintendent of Schools’ and Principal's offices.
Affirmative Action Policy
This policy forbids discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, or handicapped status.
Asbestos Management Plan
This plan details recent asbestos inspections, repairs, and long term renovations of the schools.
State law prohibits the use of corporal punishment as a means of disciplining students in school.
Hazing is not allowed under any circumstances.
Internet Acceptable Use Policy
This policy requires Falmouth Public School internet users to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette and to agree to take full liability, legal, financial, or otherwise, for their own actions. Please refer to the policy document included in this handbook.
The Massachusetts Non-Custodial Parent Laws/Regulations are available in the principal's office upon request.
Parent Notification Relative to Human Sexuality Curriculum
The Health Teacher will be sending a notice home with students prior to the start of this unit. Materials will be made available for parents/guardians to review.
Policy Regarding Videotaping of Students in the Schools
Videotaping of students involved in routine educational techniques or activities for inclusion in programs intended for a public audience shall be subject to a series of regulations including parental consent. This procedure does not apply to the videotaping of performances contests, athletic events or other events specifically established with an expected public audience or for use in fulfilling a specific education purpose in the classroom.
Returned Check Policy
Due to a local policy, checks made out to the Town of Falmouth or any group sponsored by the Town of Falmouth including the Falmouth Public Schools are subject to a $25.00 surcharge if the checks are returned as an overdraft.
Smoke Free Environment Policy
Smoking is not allowed in any school facility or on the school grounds at any time.
Falmouth School Committee Policy On Preventing Harassment and Discrimination
The Falmouth Public School System shall maintain a learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment. In both the education and employment environments of the Falmouth Public Schools, various laws prohibit discrimination and harassment.