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Legal Information

Legal Injuctions and Court Documents

In cases where a court has issued a legal injunction or court order against a parent of an IBCK Educational Center student, the petitioner or plaintiff parent shall provide the original or court-certified copy of the court document to the principal of their student’s division. In cases where the parent has a student in more than one division (daycare and elementary), the parent shall provide the document to the Director of each department. In those cases, updated information will be placed on the Board of Directors’ meeting agenda and one of the board members will serve as the primary spokesperson should there be any incoming respondent or defendant parent school contacts.

The Pastor, being alerted to the existence of an injunction or court order, will contact the petitioners/plaintiff parent to schedule a meeting in order to review the document(s) for a full and clear understanding of restrictions that are placed upon the respondent/defendant parent as he/she may relate to access to the student while at school, or access information in a student’s cumulative school record file. The petitioner/plaintiff parent shall also bring a recent photograph of the respondent/defendant parent for filing with the court document which will be kept on file.The pastor or his designee shall prepare an IBCK Educational Center Injunction Information form during the meeting with the parent. The document lists only the information directly pertinent to school related restrictions, and the parent shall then sign the document.

The pastor will provide pertinent information to those who potentially could have direct contact with the restricted parent. These people may include teacher(s), receptionist, and other faculty and staff members.

Any phone, mail, or email contact to the school from the restricted parent shall be forwarded to the principal, whom the state regards as the person responsible for the well being of the student. Should the restricted parent in any way present a threat or veiled threat of coming to the school campus, the pastor shall so inform the authorities.

The petitioner/plaintiff parent shall be responsible to keep school appraised at all times of any and all updates to the status of the injunction or court order. At the start of each school year, the receptionist will contact the petitioner/plaintiff parent to determine if there have been any further court rulings, in order to assure that the files are current.

Order Of Discipline

Our Philosophy of Discipline is an essential part of Christian Living and this is evident throughout Scripture. God disciplines those whom He loves so that they can become better men and women of God. At our school, we believe that discipline establishes order and keeps our hearts in check with God’s Word. Discipline will establish clear boundaries for the students and that will give them a sense of security and stability; this is conducive to a learning environment.

Discipline should be Bible-based (Proverbs 13:24, 22:6, 29:15&17; Colossians 3:20; Hebrews 12:6), done in direct response to the situation, and should be done with love. Correction is not made to point out a child’s behavior for the sole purpose of punishment. Rather, it is to show why his/her action was wrong according to God’s standards. Through the process of correction, children will learn about accountability, true repentance, and about God’s forgiveness.

Student and Teacher Honor Code (K—12th Grade)

  • 1. Love God above all things (Deuteronomy 6:5)
  • 2. First-time obedience to God and those in authority (Hebrews 13:17)
  • 3. Always give your best to God (Colossians 3:23)
  • 4. Loves others and treat them kindly as you would want to be treated (Matthew 7:12)
  • 5. Never stop trying—keep going until it’s finished. (Philippians 3:13-14)

Student Courtesy Code

  • 1. Always address faculty and staff members with appropriate respect, using titles proper to their positions (Pastor, Coach, Miss, Mr., or Mrs.)
  • 2. “Thank You” is the expected expression of gratitude when assistance is given by adults or fellow students.
  • 3. Say “Yes, (Title)” and “No, (Title)” or “Yes Ma’am” or “No Sir” to answer a question. Do not say “What?” or “Huh?”
  • 4. Excuse yourself when you want to interrupt an adult who is busy. Wait your turn when the adult is talking to someone else.
  • 5. Say “Excuse me” when you do not understand and want an adult to repeat something for you. Do not say “What?” or “Huh?”
  • 6. Common respect for adults requires you to allow adults to pass before you when entering a building or room, and that you hold the door open for persons coming behind you into a building or room.
  • 7. When an adult corrects you for some fault, be quiet and listen until the adult is finished talking.
    • Student Behavioral Expectations

      Classroom Behavior: Students are expected to listen and follow all teacher directions. Possible consequences: Staff/student conference, removal from situation, referral to the administration, parent/guardian notification, parent/guardian meeting, loss of recess privileges, in-school suspension, suspension.

      Hallway Behavior: Students are to walk quietly in an orderly fashion through the halls at all times. This will reduce the level of distraction for other classes that are in progress. Possible consequences: Staff/student conference, removal from situation, referral to the administration, parent/guardian notification, parent/guardian meeting, loss of recess privileges, in-school suspension, suspension.

      Bathroom Behavior: Students are expected to respect the rights of others and act responsibly in restrooms. Any misuse of towels, toilet paper, soap, defacing of restroom facilities, and the like, constitutes destruction of property. Possible consequences: Staff/student conference, loss of independent restroom privileges, supervised restroom visits, referral to the administration, fines for damages, loss of recess privileges, parent/guardian contact, parent/guardian meeting, in-school suspension, suspension.

      Lunchroom Behavior: The lunchroom should be a safe, comfortable, inviting, and clean environment where all interactions between students and adults are respectful. They must keep their voices low while enjoying their lunch, stay seated unless given permission to move by an adult, keep their eating space clean, and practice good manners. For health reasons, children are not allowed to share food of any kind with others. Possible Consequences: Verbal warning, move to an assigned seat.

      Playground/Recess Behavior: Safety is our number one concern on the playground and at recess time. Students must play in designated areas and must use all play equipment appropriately. No contact sports or rough housing are permitted. Students are not allowed on the playground without staff/faculty supervision. Possible Consequences: Verbal warning, recess privileges contained to an assigned area, staff/student conference, removal from situation, referral to the administration, parent/guardian notification, parent/guardian meeting, loss of recess privileges, in-school suspension, suspension.

      Fighting/Physical Aggression: Students are not to participate in any form of physical confrontation. This includes, but is not limited to: play fighting, pushing, wrestling, hitting, punching, shoving, kicking, slapping, spitting or throwing harmful objects, etc. involving two or more people. Possible Consequences: Staff/student conference, removal from situation, referral to the administration, parent/guardian notification, parent/guardian meeting, loss of recess privileges, in-school suspension, suspension.

      Physical Attack on Staff or Fellow Student: This includes any physical contact (hitting, touching angrily, pushing, shoving, kicking, biting, etc.,) in an aggressive manner with the intent to do harm. Possible Consequences: Staff/student conference, referral to the administration, parent notification, parent/guardian meeting, in- school suspension, suspension, referral to law enforcement, recommendation for expulsion.

      Cheating or Plagiarism: This is defined as using the work of others as your own. Possible Consequence: Staff/student conference, no credit for the work, referral to the administration, parent/guardian notification, parent/guardian meeting, loss of recess privileges, in-school suspension, suspension.

      Inappropriate Use of the Computer Systems: Student computer privilege is to be used for educational purposes only. Anything outside of educational purposes is defined as accessing or using inappropriate materials including copying or transferring copyrighted materials and software without permission, sharing access to one’s personal account, using unauthorized e-mail such as chain letter advertising, instant messaging and chat rooms, cyber bullying, or tampering with any files of another student or staff member.

      Possible Consequences: Staff/student conference, parent notification, referral to the administration, loss of recess privileges, parent/guardian meeting, in-school suspension, suspension, recommendation for expulsion, referral to law enforcement.

      Theft/Burglary: This is taking something, which does not belong to you. Students must demonstrate a respect for the property of others. Any found articles must be returned to the office or the rightful owner. Possible Consequences: Staff/student conference, referral to the administration, parent notification, parent/guardian meeting, return or replace the value of the item taken, loss of recess privileges, in-school suspension, suspension, referral to law enforcement, full restitution.

      Destruction of Property/Vandalism: This includes breaking, damaging or defacing school or private property, including graffiti. This also includes misuse of materials or equipment that results in damage to school or personal property. Possible Consequences: Staff/student conference, referral to the administration, parent notification, parent/guardian meeting, loss of recess privileges, in-school suspension, suspension, restitution, recommendation for expulsion, referral to law enforcement.

      Weapons: This is unauthorized storing, possessing, or carrying firearms, knives, or any other object (including look-alike or pretend weapons), which could be used as a weapon. This is a very serious offense and is strictly prohibited. Possible Consequences: Staff/student conference, confiscation of weapon, referral to the administration, parent notification, parent/guardian meeting, return or replace the value of the item taken, loss of recess privileges, in-school suspension, suspension, referral to law enforcement, recommendation for expulsion.

      Student Searches: At the IBCK Educational Center, we do not search student ourselves. However, our policy with student searches is as follows:

      • 1. A member of the Board of Directors, with another school faculty/staff member present, asks the student to empty his/her pockets, backpack and/or remove shoes and socks. If the student is unwilling to do so, the Board of Directors member will contact the parent/guardian.
      • 2. If the student is still unwilling to do so, after having spoken with the parent/guardian, the student may be removed from the school until further notice from the Board of Directors.

Standards Of Ethical Conduct

Standards of Ethical Conduct(Adapted from the Code of Ethics of the Education Profession in Florida and Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida)

  • 1. Our school values the worth and dignity of every person, the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, acquisition of knowledge, and the nurture of democratic citizenship. Essential to the achievement of these standards are the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all.

  • 2. Our primary concern is the student and the development of the student's potential. Employees will therefore strive for professional growth and will seek to exercise the best professional judgment and integrity.

  • ​3. Concern for the student requires that our instructional personnel:
    • a. Shall make reasonable effort to protect the student from conditionsharmful to learning and/or to the student's mental and/or physical healthand/or safety.
    • b. Shall not unreasonably restrain a student from independent action inpursuit of learning.
    • c. Shall not unreasonably deny a student access to diverse points of view.
    • d. Shall not intentionally suppress or distort subject matter relevant to astudent's academic program.
    • e. Shall not intentionally expose a student to unnecessary embarrassment or disparagement. f. Shall not intentionally violate or deny a student's legal rights.

    • f. Shall not harass or discriminate against any student on the basis of race,color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition, or social and family background and shall make reasonable effort to assure that each student is protected from harassment or discrimination.h. Shall not exploit a relationship with a student for personal gain or advantage.
    • g. Shall keep in confidence personally identifiable information obtained in the course of professional service, unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is required by law.

  • 4. ​Aware of the importance of maintaining the respect and confidence of colleagues, of students, of parents, and of the community, employees of our school must display the highest degree of ethical conduct. This commitment requires that our
    • a. Shall maintain honesty in all professional dealings.
    • b.Shall not on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnicorigin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition if otherwise qualified, or social and family background deny to a colleague professional benefits or advantages or participation in any professional organization.
    • c. Shall not interfere with a colleague's exercise of political or civil rights and responsibilities.
    • d. Shall not engage in harassment or discriminatory conduct which unreasonably interferes with an individual's performance of professional or work responsibilities or with the orderly processes of education or which creates a hostile, intimidating, abusive, offensive, or oppressive environment; and, further, shall make reasonable effort to assure that each individual is protected from such harassment or discrimination.
    • e. Shall not make malicious or intentionally false statements about a colleague.

Complaint Policy

At the IBCK Educational Center we are aware of that fact that from time to time problems, complaints, misunderstandings, or offenses may arise within the school setting. We seek to always resolve any issues through prayer and Biblical application. Our process of problem solving is based on Matthew 18:15-17 and I Corinthians 11:17-19.

Problem Solving Process

  • 1. Act expediently whenever an issue arises, do not let the issue linger.

  • 2. Do not speak of the issue with people that are not directly involved. This will prevent unsubstantiated truths and/or gossip to spread throughout the school and parent community

  • 3. You should go directly to the Board of Directors. The issue must be submitted in writing to the pastor who is part of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will do everything possible to bring a fair solution to the issue. This is the highest level of appeal within the IBCK Educational Center system.


Harassment means “anything threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture, use of data, or computer software, or written, verbal or physical conduct directed against a student or school employee that:


  • 1. Places student or school employees in reasonable fear of harm to his o r her person or damage his or her property.
  • 2. Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s educational performance, opportunities, or benefits.
  • 3. Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.”


Harassment Policy

 

We are a zero-tolerance bullying school.

At the IBCK Educational Center we strive to create a Christ-like environment that promotes spiritual, emotional, and physical safety. For our students’ well being, it is imperative that all students, parents, teachers, faculty, and staff treat each other with respect of rights, individuality, and personal dignity.

Bullying is “systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees that is severe or pervasive enough to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment; or unreasonably interfere with the individual’s school performance or participation” (s. 1006.147.F.S.). Bullying includes but is not limited to:

  • Teasing
  • Social exclusion
  • Threat
  • Intimidation
  • Stalking
  • Physical violence
  • Theft
  • Sexual / religious / racial harassment
  • Public humiliation
  • Destruction of property


Harassment means “anything threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture, use of data, or computer software, or written, verbal or physical conduct directed against a student or school employee that:


  • 1. Places student or school employees in reasonable fear of harm to his o r her person or damage his or her property.
  • 2. Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s educational performance, opportunities, or benefits.
  • 3. Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.”


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