My son's sports team was allowed to vote on whether fellow student athletes were removed from the team for behavior unbecoming a member of the team. The coach gave them both sides of the story, the pros and cons of keeping a student on the team, and then let them choose. The boys kicked two players off their own team this way, knowing that it would affect their stats but also knowing that they stood up for what they believed in. The administration stood behind the boys and their decision.
The administration is a joke. Front office folks seem disinterest at interactions with parents and/or student. It always seem they are too busy or doesn't have time for you. Rules and regulations are not apply consistently. At least you can pretend that you are half-interested in your job.
Chiles High School has a large population which makes it hard to have consistent structure. Dress code violations abound and teacher inconsistency makes it difficult for students to adapt. Some teachers are ridiculously strict and other extremely loose. The office staff doesn't create a warm atmosphere and is somewhat intimidating when you want to interact personally - email and phone calls are better received. The school is achievement driven and sets high academic standards so motivated students will excel if they make good choices and pick the competent teachers. There seem to be lots of cliques (typical of most high schools) and because it is so large, that can make it tough on "new to the area" students.
The School should be held accountable for the many students that act out inappropriately. There are way too many trouble making kids that obvsiously are school for other reasons than to learn. Other committed students suffer as there is too much profanity, contraband and skipping of classes.