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    Richard Yoakley School is dedicated to being a place of mutual respect. It is the expectation that all members of the Richard Yoakley community, be they teachers, administrators, classified staff, students, parents, or guests, will follow the Richard Yoakley School-Wide expectations and treat each other as they would wish to be treated themselves. It is expected that everyone on the Richard Yoakley campus will conduct themselves in such a responsible fashion that everyone will feel safe, both physically and emotionally. 

    This manual is designed to provide the student and guardian with descriptions of the policies and procedures required at Richard Yoakley School.  It is the responsibility of each student to know and follow the policies and procedures within this handbook and those of Knox County Board Policy.

    We Believe…

    In students and each other.

    We envision…

    Richard Yoakley School staff use Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports to guide student behavior and help create a SafeRespectful, and Responsible environment for all members of the school community. 

    We have a mission to…

    Partner with students, their families, and the community, to provide an educational foundation that promotes integrity, self-esteem, and lifelong learning, which is the foundation for introducing healthy, productive, and responsible citizens to society.