Summary of Changes 2019-2020

  • Policies that are included in the Code of Student Conduct provide guidance and descriptions for the conduct of students, including misconduct requiring specific consequences. These changes to policy will provide further guidance to students, parents, teachers, and administrators in decisions regarding the education of students, appropriate behaviors, reporting of misbehavior, and consequences. The few changes to the Code of Student Conduct this year pertain primarily with more clearly defining terms used in current policies. 

     

    FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR THE FOLLOWING CHANGES ARE: 

     

    • POLICY 5500.05 – STUDENT ATTENDANCE – PAGE 35 (VI) – MAKE-UP WORK FOR ABSENCES

    Updates language regarding make-up work for absences in cases where the grading period ends before make-up work is completed

     

     

    • POLICY 5500.07 – DISCIPLINE – PAGE 41 – SPECIFIC ACTS/ OFFENSES – (II)

    Further defines ‘possession of tobacco’ to include any other tobacco substitutes or smoking product or device

     

    • POLICY 5500.08 – MISCONDUCT THAT REQUIRES SPECIFIC CONSEQUENCES

    Page 46 – Tobacco and Nicotine

    Further defines ‘use of tobacco or nicotine’ to include any use of lit or unlit product or smoking device

    Updates to define citations in accordance with state law

    Further defines ‘use of tobacco or nicotine’ to include any use of lit or unlit product or smoking device

    Adds language to include ‘vaping devices’

     

    Page 47 – Definition of Illegal Drugs

    Further defines ‘illegal drugs’

     

    Page 48 – Definition of Drug Paraphernalia

    Further defines ‘drug paraphernalia’

     

    • POLICY 5500.10 – DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS – PAGE 49 – DETENTION

    Adds language regarding the use of email for parent notification for detention of high school students