Summary of Changes

  • SUMMARY OF CHANGES 2023-2024

    Policies that are included in the Code of Student Conduct provide guidance and descriptions for the conduct of students, including misconduct requiring specific consequences. Changes are made to policy in order to provide further guidance and/or clarification to students, parents, teachers, and administrators regarding the education of students, appropriate behaviors, reporting of misbehavior, and consequences. .

     

    FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR RECOMMENDED CHANGES WERE MADE FOR THE FOLLOWING POLICIES:

    Policy 5500.08 – Misconduct that Requires Specific Consequences

    • Section I. Tobacco, Nicotine and Vaping
      • Revised to provide schools with clarification on the consequences associated with students who violate this policy. Additionally, this section delineates the consequences for elementary verse secondary students.
    • Section II. Illegal Drugs, Alcoholic Beverages, Harmful and Other Substances
      • Revised to provide school with clarification on the consequences associated with students who violate this policy.
    • Section VI. Felony Charges and Convictions for Off-Campus Conduct
      • Revised to provide clarification regarding the initial conversation with parent once it is confirmed that the student has been charged with a felony. Additionally, a refer to Florida Statute 1006.09 (2) was added to provide stakeholders with additional information that supports this practice.
    • Additionally, language that explicitly identifies acts that are required to be reported under the school environmental safety incident reporting (SESIR), pursuant to s.1006.07(9) was added to policy 5500.08 in response to H.B.543
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