Policies, laws, and guidelines in the PSD Student Conduct Booklet
Each year, parents/guardians and secondary students must acknowledge that they have reviewed the Student Rights and Code of Conduct, which is a compilation of rules, policies and regulations regarding student behavior. Parents/guardians are not given access to ParentVUE until they electronically sign the acknowledgment.
Code of Conduct changes for the 2022-23 school year
New policy JLCDB and updates to policies JFBA, JLCD and JLCD-R
Per Colorado Bill SB21-056, the district was required to adopt this policy covering the storage, possession, and administration of medical marijuana to certain students determined to be qualified under this policy. The policy permits the administration of medical marijuana to qualified students on school grounds by the student’s primary caregiver or by a school employee who volunteers to assist in the administration. Prior to the administration of medical marijuana, the student must be determined to be qualified under this policy by submitting the required medical documentation.
The district will determine how and where medical marijuana can be stored and administered. The district is in the process of finalizing standard operating procedures that will be in effect for the 2022-2023 school year. These standard operating procedures will give more information regarding the process for reviewing requests for administration of medical marijuana, securely storing the medical marijuana, and administering the medical marijuana in an appropriate location on school grounds that does not create a risk of disruption to the educational environment or exposure to other students.
Other information contained in policy JLCDB:
- Staff can choose to volunteer to assist in the administration of medical marijuana to qualified students, but no staff will be required to volunteer or assist in the administration.
- Students CANNOT self-possess or administer medical marijuana.
- Any possession, use, distribution, gift, purchase, exchange, sale or being under the influence of medicine inconsistent with this policy is dealt with as a violation of Policy JICH (Student Conduct Involving Drugs and Alcohol).
- The district does not need to comply with this policy if it can demonstrate a reasonable, documented expectation of lost federal funding based on federal guidance or grant requirements directly as a result of implementing this policy.
Watch the May 10, 2022, presentation to the Board of Education about this new policy on PSD YouTube here.
For a summary of the school choice process and changes to the policy, see the School Options and Choice web page.
Removal of the “medical marijuana” section; medical marijuana is now addressed under a new policy JLCDB
New section stating the district will maintain a stock supply of epinephrine auto-injectors for use in emergency anaphylaxis events that occur on school grounds. The stock supply is not intended to replace student-specific orders or medication provided by the student’s parent/guardian to treat the student’s asthma, food or other allergy, anaphylaxis or related, life-threatening condition.
New section stating that to the extent funding and supplies are available, the district will maintain a stock supply of opiate antagonists to assist an individual who is at risk of experiencing an opiate-related overdose event on school grounds.
Watch the May 10, 2022, presentation to the BOE about these changes on PSD YouTube.
Minor updates reflect the changes made to policy JLCD and adoption of the new policy JLCDB. Watch the May 10, 2022, presentation to the BOE about these changes on PSD YouTube.
How to complete your digital acknowledgement
- Log into the ParentVUE parent portal.
- Read the Acknowledgement text box.
- Click on the link at the bottom of the page to download the 2022-2023 Code of Conduct.
- Write your name on the signature field exactly as it appears on your ParentVUE account.
- Click “Yes.” Parents/guardians will not be given access to ParentVUE until they electronically sign the acknowledgment.
- Parents of secondary students (6-12): Your student will also be asked to acknowledge having received and reviewed the Code of Conduct when logging into StudentVUE for the first time this school year.
- Families new to PSD or those who have never accessed their ParentVUE account will receive a separate email with instructions for how to log into ParentVUE.
- If you have questions, see the ParentVUE FAQ or contact your school.