My gut-level reaction to the lists (both rules and procedures) was extremely negative. You really want to build a community. Students treat with respect people who treat them with respect. The absolute last thing you want is to create an environment where they are miscreants whom you must control with your iron fist. That could easily backfire. I know that had I encountered that list of procedures and rules in middle school (in a very diverse, city school), I (and every kid there) would have made the life of that teacher a living h*ll. Angry, resentful middle-schoolers are no fun. That's why the advice you're getting from Caesar is so, so good. Build a team and the team will regulate itself. Oh, and people will actually learn something.