The new Code of Conduct has been adopted after revisions were accepted at the Sept. 5 public hearing.
Access the previous Code of Conduct.
Access the adopted 2023 Code of Conduct.
Summary of Changes
- Language has been adjusted to make it easier to read and understand, and to make the Code more positive in nature.
- Restorative actions have been implemented, including:
- solution-oriented rather than punitive approaches, to allow students to learn from their mistakes and learn pro-social skills to use in the future, and
- the incorporation of tiered responses and interventions.
- Adjustments have been made to make the Code more culturally responsive.
- Consistency between schools and across grade levels has been applied.
- Support staff information and mental health supports have been added (DASA Coordinators, school-based support resources, mental health first aid resources).
- Expungement of discipline has been added:
- to allow for a one-time opportunity during the course of a student’s career via Board of Education application for short-term out-of-school suspension (not more than 5 school days).
- **Discipline involving serious bodily injury, use and/or possession of weapons, and illegal drugs/controlled substances will not be considered.