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These handbooks have been prepared to enable students and their parents/guardians to know and understand the procedures, policies, and regulations of Derby Public Schools. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive listing of rules and regulations. Items that fall outside those listed in these handbooks will be handled at administrative discretion. Significant changes to procedures, protocols, or items included in this handbook may be communicated electronically.

The school is a community, and the rules of the school are the laws of that community. All those enjoying the rights of citizenship in the school community must accept the responsibilities of citizenship. A basic responsibility of those who enjoy these rights is to respect the laws of the community. Provision of the civil and criminal law that applies to the conduct of juveniles and minors also extends into our schools.

Every effort will be made to recognize the human dignity and worth of each individual student attending Derby Public Schools. To the best of our ability, the rights of both students and personnel will be protected.

At the April 25, 2022 Board of Education meeting, handbook revisions were approved that will go into effect for the 2022-2023 school year. Handbook revisions can be found in the Board packet HERE and will be available on the district website handbook page prior to the start of the new school year. The Board also approved, effectively immediately, that any form of nut will not be allowed to be shared in elementary classrooms. When bringing or sending snacks for your child’s classroom, please refer to the healthy classroom snack list for ideas HERE.

Please note: The nut-free classroom policy does not apply to meals provided by the school or brought from home. The policy is applicable only to shared items brought into the classroom. This includes, but is not limited to daily snacks, class rewards and treats for birthdays or other special events.

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