The District has developed and will amend, as appropriate, a written Code of Conduct for the maintenance of order on school property and at school functions. The Code will govern the conduct of students, teachers, and other school personnel, as well as visitors and vendors. The Board will further provide for the enforcement of this Code of Conduct.
For purposes of this policy, and the Code of Conduct, school property means in or within any building, structure, athletic playing field, playground, parking lot, or land contained within the real property boundary line of the District’s elementary or secondary schools, or in or on a school bus; and a school function means a school-sponsored extracurricular event or activity regardless of where the event or activity takes place.
The District Code of Conduct has been developed in collaboration with student, teacher, administrator, and parent organizations, school safety personnel, and other school personnel.
The District Code of Conduct will be adopted by the Board only after at least one public hearing that provided for the participation of school personnel, parents or persons in parental relation, students, and any other interested parties.
The District Code of Conduct will be reviewed on an annual basis, and updated as necessary in accordance with law. The District may establish a committee to facilitate review of its Code of Conduct and the District’s response to violations. The Board will reapprove any updated Code of Conduct or adopt revisions only after at least one public hearing that provides for the participation of school personnel, parents or persons in parental relation, students, and any other interested parties. The District will file a copy of its Code of Conduct and any amendments with the Commissioner, in a manner prescribed by the commissioner, no later than 30 days after their respective adoptions.
The Board will ensure community awareness of its Code of Conduct by:
a) Posting the complete Code of Conduct on the Internet website, if any, including any annual updates and other amendments to the Code;
b) Providing copies of a summary of the Code of Conduct to all students in an age-appropriate version, written in plain language, at a school assembly to be held at the beginning of each school year;
c) Providing a plain language summary of the Code of Conduct to all parents or persons in parental relation to students before the beginning of each school year and making the summary available thereafter upon request;
d) Providing each existing teacher with a copy of the complete Code of Conduct and a copy of any amendments as soon as practicable following initial adoption or amendment. New teachers will be provided a complete copy of the current Code of Conduct upon their employment; and
e) Making complete copies available for review by students, parents, or persons in parental relation to students, other school staff, and other community members.
Education Law Article 2, §§ 801-a, 2801, and 3214
Family Court Act Articles 3 and 7
Vehicle and Traffic Law § 142
8 NYCRR § 100.2
NOTE: Refer also to District Code of Conduct
Adopted January 26, 2021