Summary of Changes 2020-2021

  • 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 changes to the Code of Student Conduct this year include a statutory required change regarding threat assessments and an update to the Tobacco & Nicotine section by adding Vaping to current policy and a revision of said consequences.

     

    FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR THE FOLLOWING CHANGES ARE:


    DEFINITIONS OF TERMS/ADMINISTRATIVE CODING

    Pages 43-45

    Definitions for the following SESIR offenses have been revised: Battery, Burglary, Bullying, Campus Crime, Sexual Battery,
    Stealing/ Theft, and Threat/Intimidation.

     

    POLICY 5500.08 – MISCONDUCT THAT REQUIRES SPECIFIC CONSEQUENCES

    Page 46 – In General

    Threats or acts of violence involving serious injury

    Threat Assessment Teams shall consult with law enforcement when a student exhibits a pattern of behavior,
    based upon previous acts or the severity of an act, that would pose a threat to school safety. More information
    is contained within School Safety Policy 8405.

    Page 46 & 47 – Tobacco, Nicotine and Vaping

    Definition and consequences associated with these offenses have changed.