The primary objective of Lindsey Hopkins Technical College and Miami-Dade County Public Schools is to develop each student’s potential for learning and to foster positive interpersonal relationships. To accomplish this it is necessary that the school environment be free of disruptions that interfere with teaching and learning activities. The student’s conduct determines to a great extent the full development of the potential for learning and the development of positive relationships. A good learning environment provides order and discipline as evidenced by the absence of distractions, frictions, and disturbances that interfere with the effective functioning of the student, the class, and the school. It is also the presence of a safe and friendly yet businesslike atmosphere in which students and school personnel work cooperatively toward mutually recognized and accepted goals.