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
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.