Model Student handbook

Get the sample language you need to meet student and parent notification requirements.

Use our well-researched and consistently updated model as the basis for your school’s student handbook. The fully annotated printed handbook includes the most current information about what the laws require you to say to students and parents. Sample language can be used or modified to meet each school’s need. The handbook text is available on disk to make it easy to reconfigure for your specifications.

The Model Student Handbook provides:

  • Statements and notices required by law
  • Editorial notes on how to use this information
  • Suggestions on how to correlate items with district policy

Now available for online download. This allows you and other staff access to this updated digital resource without the additional cost of a CD and shipping. After ordering, access is created online at My OSBA and is available to district staff using their given individual log in and password -- under My Purchases - My Downloads.

Model Student Handbook sample pages (174k This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Click here to download.) - Preview a small sample of pages from OSBA's Model Student Handbook.

OSBA also offers a money-saving Handbook Combination Pack which includes the Model Staff Handbook, Model Student Handbook and the Key Dates and Activities Calendar.

Order the complete set or the revisions.

Contents of the Model Student Handbook

  • Admission Alternative Education Programs
  • Alternative Education Programs -- Establishment Alternative Education Notification
  • Animal Dissection
  • Asbestos
  • Assemblies
  • Assignments of Students to Classes
  • Assignments of Students to Schools
  • Attendance
  • Awards and Honors
  • Class Ranking
  • Clubs and Organizations
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Computer Use Conduct
  • Conferences
  • Counseling Credit by Examination
  • Credit for Proficiency
  • Cyberbullying
  • Damage to District Property
  • Dances/Social Events
  • Discipline/Due Process
  • Distance/Online Learning
  • Distribution of Material
  • Dress and Grooming
  • Drills - Fire, Earthquake and Other Emergency Drills
  • Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention Program
  • Emergency Medical Treatment
  • Emergency School Closing Information
  • Expanded Options Program
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Fees, Fines and Damages
  • Field Trips
  • Flag Salute
  • Foreign Exchange Students
  • Fund Raising
  • Gangs
  • Grade Classification
  • Grade Reduction/Credit Denial
  • Graduation Exercises
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Hazing/Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying/Cyberbullying/Menacing
  • Homeless Students
  • Homework Immunization Infection Control/HIV, HBV and AIDS
  • Insurance
  • Local Wellness
  • Lockers
  • Lost and Found
  • Lunch/Breakfast Program
  • Media Access to Students
  • Medicine at School
  • Parental Involvement
  • Parental Rights
  • Personal Communication Devices and Social Media
  • Physical Examinations
  • Posters
  • Program Exemptions
  • Promotion, Retention and Placement of Students
  • Release of Students from School
  • Reports to Students and Parents
  • Searches and Questioning
  • Senior Trips
  • Special Programs
  • Student/Parent Complaints
  • Student Education Records
  • Student Offices and Elections
  • Student Schedules
  • Summer School
  • Supervision of Students
  • Talented and Gifted Program
  • Threats
  • Tobacco-Free Environment
  • Traffic Safety
  • Transcript Evaluation
  • Transfer of Students
  • Transportation of Students
  • Travel Services
  • Vehicles on Campus
  • Visitors