Procedures – Student Conduct


If a student is seriously injured at school, a parent/guardian and the school nurse will be notified. If emergency treatment is needed and we cannot contact a parent/guardian, we will notify the family physician or take the student to the hospital. The school carries no insurance on students and is not responsible for accidental injuries.


All food brought in to the school for the purpose of sharing with other students needs to be store/commercial bought. No homemade food is allowed for classroom snacks or parties.


The Minnesota State MSA 120.06 reads as follows: “The board of education of any school district shall provide free educational services to any person between the ages of 18 and 21 years and may require of that person adherence to rules and regulations applicable to students under 18 years of age.”

BHS mandates that all students, regardless of age, must adhere to the policies of the school. For example, Senior High School requires that students 18 years of age or older must provide parental verification for absences. It also means that no student, regardless of age, may smoke within 300′ of school property.


Parents are encouraged to give necessary medications at home whenever possible. We acknowledge that there are times that medication needs to be given during the school day. Barnum School District’s medication policy states that if a student needs to be given medication at school the parent will deliver the medication to the office. A consent form will need to be completed by the parent and physician. Medications will be given according to the orders. Students are not to carry prescription or over-the-counter medication unless an arrangement has been made for this with the parent, physician, and school nurse.


When a local social service agency or a law enforcement agency determines that an interview should take place on school property, written notification must be received by school officials before the interview.

Such notification shall include the name of the child to be interviewed, the purpose of the interview and a reference to the statutory authority to conduct an interview on school property. If the interview is to be conducted by the local services agency, the notification shall be signed by the appropriate Carlton County Social Services Director or his/her designee.

The time, place and manner of the interview on school premises shall be within the discretion of the school administrator, but any such conditions must be reasonable and the interview must be conducted not more than 24 hours after receipt of the notification unless another time is agreed to between School District officials and the local social service or law enforcement agency. Every effort shall be made to reduce the disruption of the child’s educational program, other students, and school staff when an interview is conducted on school premises.

Interviews with students during school hours must follow these guidelines:

  • The investigating officers must remain in the administration office.
  • The educational program of the student must not be disrupted by calling him/her out of class or making him/her miss class, unless such an interruption is unavoidable.
  • The interview must be conducted in a private room or area where confidentiality can be maintained.
  • The local social service agency or law enforcement agency shall determine the people who may attend the interview.
  • School District personnel will take no action in the investigative process.

School District officials may not disclose to the child’s parent, legal custodian or guardian the contents of the interview notification or any other related information regarding the interview until notified in writing by the local social service agency or law enforcement agency that the investigation or assessment has been completed.


  • Causing, attempting to cause or threatening to cause, physical injury to another person.
  • Possessing, selling or furnishing any firearm, explosive, knife or other dangerous objects on school property or at school-related events.
  • Unlawfully possessing, using, selling or furnishing, being under the influence of any controlled substance, alcoholic beverage or intoxicant.
  • Unlawfully offering, arranging or negotiating to sell any controlled substance, alcoholic beverage or intoxicant, and then selling, delivering or furnishing another substance. (It is the stated intent that is illegal.)
  • Committing, or attempting to commit, robbery or extortion.
  • Causing, or attempting to cause, damage to school or private property.
  • Stealing, or attempting to steal, school or private property.
  • The offering, arranging, negotiating to sell, or possessing unlawful drug paraphernalia.


Our telephones are a constant interruption during school hours. While we are happy to answer any and all telephone calls when there are problems, concerns or you just need information, it is very difficult to handle personal messages for students during the day. Please provide instructions for the day before your child(ren) come to school. We will not call a student from class unless it is an absolute emergency. A forgotten uniform, money for a game, tennis shoes and such, do not constitute an emergency. Please remind your child(ren) of this procedure. Thank you for your cooperation.


To encourage healthy eating habits, students may bring water into the classroom, but food and other beverages are not allowed in the classrooms at any time without prior approval of the teacher. Beverages and snacks may be consumed before school, during passing time, or after school, unless this privilege is abused. Healthy choices would include water, fruit juices, dairy products, and healthy snacks. Energy drinks including but not limited to Monster, Rock Star, and Red Bull are not allowed in the building.


For the safety of our students, all persons who are non-registered students of BHS are required to check in at the office upon arrival in the building. All doors to the school will be locked throughout the day. Access to the school building during the school day will be through door 1.

To maintain an environment conducive to learning, students are not allowed to bring a visitor to school during the academic day. Exceptions may be made by the high school office for prospective students.