Student Support Programs and Services
Respect and Civility Policy

The District School Board of Pasco County believes that a safe, secure, nurturing and civil environment is essential to accomplishing its mission to create a community which works together so all Pasco County students will reach their highest potential.

This policy promotes mutual respect, civility and orderly conduct among all district employees, students, parents and the general public. The policy is not intended to deprive any person of his or her right to freedom of expression. Rather, it is intended to maintain, to the extent that is possible and reasonable, a safe, harassment-free environment for students, families, and staff, that is free of disruptive, demeaning, intimidating, threatening or aggressive behaviors.

  • District staff will treat students, parents, fellow staff members and members of the public with respect and will expect the same in return.
  • District staff will not conduct business with those who use obscenities or otherwise speak in a demanding, loud, insulting or threatening manner.
  • Volatile, hostile or aggressive actions and words will not be tolerated, and individuals who engage in these activities may face penalties up to, and including, criminal prosecution.

(F.S. 1001.41, 871.01, 1006.145)

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