Safe Public School Environment

The American Federation of School Administrators believes that it is the job of staff, faculty, students and the community to create and maintain a safe and orderly school environment. Students and faculty should be safe from physical, verbal, and psychological violence or the threat thereof. The Federation feels that each school district should have a written discipline policy that has a fair and equitable enforcement procedure that is consistently enforced. The creation and enforcement of such a plan must included the input from the affiliate, faculty, parents, students, and the community.

The Federation believes that students must be taught how to distinguish between their own rights and responsibilities and those of other people. Students must learn strategies and skills, including conflict resolution that develop tolerance, self-discipline and self-control. The Federation feels that procedures need to be in place to prevent and eliminate all types of harassment. The Federation also feels that other governmental agencies should be used to help prevent violence in schools and society.