Student Code of Conduct

Conduct Code

  • Pima JTED classes are organized to replicate the work environment. Students are required to conduct themselves in the same manner that is required by professional employees.
  • Students are expected to arrive to class on time, prepared to engage in active learning with the appropriate homework assignments and materials, including textbooks, paper, pencil or pen, and project materials. Students are also expected to remain in class until the end of the class.
  • Cheating will not be tolerated. Students are expected to do their own work.
  • Students are expected to follow directions given by any staff member.
  • Students are expected to demonstrate courtesy and respect toward themselves, other students, guests, staff members, and substitute teachers as well as respect for school property and equipment.
  • Students are expected to refrain from using inappropriate language, including profanity, both in and out of the classroom. Inappropriate displays of affection will not be tolerated.
  • Students are expected to maintain professional relationship boundaries in the classroom, on ride-alongs, at internships/externship sites, and when representing JTED in the community.

Dress Code

Pima JTED is committed to providing a safe, friendly learning environment for its students. Attire is not only a reflection of the individual student, but also of the general learning environment. Therefore, students are required to wear appropriate, comfortable and safe clothing that is neat, clean and in good taste. No article of clothing shall be worn that distracts from the educational process. Specific courses may have assigned dress and students are expected to wear said dress as per the teacher’s instructions.

Guidelines for Professionalism

The following are the regulations and the general information for students attending Pima JTED programs. The educational objectives of Pima JTED are:

  • To conduct quality education and training programs.
  • To provide each student with entry-level employment skills.
  • To provide an atmosphere of professionalism conducive to learning by the use of highly motivated staff, up-to-date equipment and student support.
  • To promote growth of the whole person.

Respect Code

Every person has the right to learn in a comfortable and safe environment. At Pima JTED, we expect all staff members, students and visitors to encourage positive self-esteem by:

  • Practicing courtesy and friendliness at all times.
  • Being cooperative, attentive and supportive in class, and in all school related activities.
  • Being supportive of one another in the pursuit of academic, activities, and personal goals.
  • Not abusing others in the classroom or during school related activities.

Levels of Offenses & Consequences

Level 1

  • Dress code infractions (including P.P.E. and programs with required uniforms)
  • Basic Safety precaution violation (not following recommended/enforced protocols)
  • Excessive tardies
  • Inappropriate behavior
  • Using profane, vulgar or derogatory language
  • Inappropriate use of technology
  • Excessive public display of affection (PDA)
  • Possession of matches/lighter
  • Unsafe driving

Possible Consequences for Level 1 Offenses

  1. Verbal or Written Warning
  2. Document parent contract
  3. Make up time before or after school
  4. Temporary removal from class (to office or other designated area)
  5. Loss of break privileges
  6. Temporary loss of driving privileges for a shortened period of time
  7. Student Contract or self reflection/mediation documentation

Level 2

  • Disrupting the educational environment
  • Repeated safety precaution violation (not following recommended/enforced protocols)
  • False reporting
  • Inappropriate use of technology (repeated)
  • Possessing, displaying or sharing obscene materials, images or video
  • Cheating, plagiarism, dishonesty
  • Intimidation towards students (physical, mental, verbal or otherwise)
  • Minor aggressive act/creating conflict
  • Harassment
  • Vandalism
  • Defiance/Uncooperative behavior/ Insubordination
  • Offensive language, gesture or action with references to: Race, Color, Religion or creed, Nationality, Origin or Ancestry, Age, Physical or Mental ability, Veteran Status, Generic Information, Citizenship, Health Status or use of Personal Protective Equipment (such as masks).
  • Leaving class without permission
  • Unsafe Driving (repeated)
  • Ditching

Possible Consequences for Level 2 Offenses

  1. Documented parent contact
  2. Loss of break, technology, or other privileges for a day or week
  3. Make up time before or after school
  4. Temporary removal from class (to office or other designated area)
  5. 1-2 days/classes Out of School Suspension (OSS) (1 day = 1 full class/Skills Saturday)
  6. Student Contract or self reflection/mediation documentation

Level 3

  • False reporting (repeated)
  • Leaving school/campus/JTED activity without permission during school or designated hours
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual misconduct on campus
  • Inappropriate or vulgar language directed at a staff member or other persons.
  • Destruction of property (including technology)
  • Taking/posting a picture or video of someone without permission

Possible Consequences for Level 3 Offenses

  1. Up to 3 days/classes Out of School Suspension (OSS) (1 day = full class/Skills Saturday)
  2. Student Contract or self reflection/mediation documentation

Level 4

  • Cyberbullying and technology misuse (phone, computers, etc.)
  • Criminal intent
  • Stealing/Theft
  • Gang activity/affiliation
  • Hazing/Intimidation
  • Bullying (repeated)
  • Fighting, provoking, or instigating a fight
  • Selling, using, possessing or distributing tobacco or nicotine (e-cigarettes [vaping], hookah, patches, smoking or chewing of any kind) and mimicking substitutions
  • Offensive language with references to: Race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, Veteran status, genetic information, citizenship, health status, and PPE.

Possible Consequences for Level 4 Offenses

  1. 5Up to 5 days/classes Out of School Suspension (OSS) (1 day = full class/Skills Saturday)
  2. Student Contract or self reflection/mediation documentation

Level 5

  • Selling, using, possessing, or distributing alcohol, drugs, prescription drugs, other controlled substances or any mimicking substitutions or paraphernalia
  • Threats, intimidation towards staff members
  • Selling, using or possessing weapons, simulated weapons, fireworks or other dangerous items
  • Committing a crime
  • Creating a danger to the educational environment
  • Creating a physically hazardous condition
  • Refusing to submit to a reasonable search for being under suspicion of possessing illegal paraphernalia (see Governing Board Policy)

Possible Consequences for Level 5 Offenses

  1. Temporary removal from class (to office or other designated area)
  2. Notification of Law Enforcement
  3. Up to 10 days out of school suspension (OSS) pending long-term hearing. (1 day = full class/Skills Saturday)
  4. A Long Term Suspension hearing will be requested and scheduled to determine if student may return to classes, campus and participation in JTED activities.