Parents, as the primary educators of their children, are encouraged to take an active role in the education of their sons, to keep themselves informed by reading school publications (Parent-Student Handbook, The Gear parent newsletter, website, and mailings), attending school events, and participation in the Parents’ Association and the school’s various Booster Associations. Parents are encouraged to take an active role in the academic progress of their sons by communicating with teachers and counselors (through NetClassroom (see description on page 12), phone, email, etc.), attending parent-teacher conferences, and encouraging their sons to take full advantage of the opportunities offered to them. When parents have concerns or questions, they are encouraged to speak directly to the teacher or staff person who can best answer their question or handle their concern.
Professional courtesy requires that relationships between parents and faculty and/or staff be courteous and free of abuse or insult. California law also protects teachers and administrators from abuse or insult in certain situations (Educ. Code: 13559, 13560). Under normal circumstances, a student will not be deprived of the opportunity to attend Bosco Tech or to participate in an activity on grounds relating to the actions or attitudes of his parents or guardians. However, a situation may arise in which the uncooperative or disruptive attitude of parents might so diminish the effectiveness of the educational process that continued participation of a student in a sport, in an activity, or in the educational program of Bosco Tech would be impossible.
When a student enters Don Bosco Technical Institute, it is assumed that his purpose is earnest and that his effort and his conduct will bear this out. If, however, he should evidence unbecoming behavior, or should neglect his scholastic duties, the school will take appropriate action. Students who fail to make proper use of the opportunities given to them may expect to have their privileges curtailed or withdrawn. Each student is responsible for acquainting himself with all regulations regarding attendance, conduct, academic requirements, and other matters as contained in this handbook and he is expected to abide by the same.
Any regulation adopted by the School Administration shall have the same force as a printed regulation in the Parent-Student Handbook and shall supersede, upon publication by official bulletin or by announcement, any ruling on the same subject that may appear in the Parent-Student Handbook or other official bulletins of the Institute.