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 Principals’ 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.

    Corporal Punishment

    State law prohibits the use of corporal punishment as a means of disciplining students in school.

    Hazing

    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.

    Parent/Guardian 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/guardian 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.