The mission of the RSU #50 - Southern Aroostook Community School is to provide a safe, respectful, and challenging learning environment for students and staff to experience the educational process.  The school provides a variety of curricular and co-curricular opportunities appropriate to developmental levels of its students.

Southern Aroostook Community School, with its staff, students, parents and the community at large, will communicate and cooperate to create an environment that recognizes and fosters individual abilities, interests and strengths to enable students to reach their own personal goals, as well as district, state and national goals.


Ethical and responsible student behavior is an essential part of the education mission of our schools.  To that end, the School Committee has developed this System-Wide Code of Conduct with input from school staff, students, parents and the community.  The Code defines our expectations for student behavior and provides the framework for a safe, orderly and respectful learning environment.  

Article 1- Standards for Ethical and Responsible Behavior

The Code of Conduct is intended to support and encourage students to meet the following statewide standards for ethical and responsible behavior.

  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Compassion
  • Fairness
  • Responsibility
  • Courage

Article 2 – Code of Conduct

All students are expected to comply with the Code of Conduct and all related School Committee policies and school rules.  The code applies to students:

  • On school property
  • While in attendance at school or at any school-sponsored activity or
  • At any time or place that such conduct directly interferes with the operations, discipline or general welfare of the school

Article 3 – General Behavior Expectations and Discipline Policies

The following expectations for student behavior are fundamental to a safe, orderly and respectful environment in our schools.  Each student should:

         1.  Be courteous to fellow students, staff and visitors

2. Respect the rights and privileges of other students and school staff

3. Obey all School Committee policies and school rules governing student conduct

4. Follow directions from school staff

5. Cooperate with staff in maintaining school safety, order and discipline

6. Attend school regularly

7. Meet school standards for grooming and dress (see policy JICA-Student Dress)

8. Respect the property of others, including school property and facilities (See policy ECAC-Vandalism)

9. Refrain from cheating or plagiarizing the work of others

10. Refrain from vulgarity, profanity, obscenity, lewdness and indecency

Violations of the Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action.  Disciplinary consequences depend upon the seriousness of the violation and the student's prior disciplinary records.  Consequences will range from a verbal warning for minor misconduct up to and including expulsion for the most serious offenses.  Behavior that also violates the law may be referred to law enforcement authorities.  See policies:  JK-Student Discipline, JKB-Detention of Students, JKD-Suspension of Students, JKE-Expulsion of Students.