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Student Walkouts

Student Walkouts

Safety Info for Families and Caregivers

We recognize the power and importance of student voice and of their right to share concerns safely. Some students may feel called to organize or join other collective actions. We also recognize the primary need to keep students and staff safe.

Leaving school campus should be a family and caregiver decision done while carefully weighing the potential dangers and concerns in the broader community. 

Protests and Demonstrations

MPS respects students’ First Amendment right to peacefully assemble. We will not discipline students for the act of protesting as long as the protest remains peaceful. However, according to MPS policy, if students walk out of school unexcused, they will not be able to return to the school for the remainder of the day or participate in after-school activities.

In the event of a walkout:
  • School leaders will help make sure students leave the building in an orderly fashion
  • Middle school students will be required to have parent/guardian permission before being allowed to exit the school building
  • Leaving the building may result in an unexcused absence
  • Students who leave will not be allowed back in that day, including for evening activities, practices and athletic events
  • We work to ensure student and staff safety while maintaining a stable learning environment for students who remain in the building
  • While students will not be disciplined for protesting or demonstrating, any other infractions that take place during the protest or demonstration will be addressed in accordance with our discipline policy