Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

The Safe School Against Violence in Education (SAVE) and Section 100.2(1) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education require that each school district adopt a written policy on school conduct and discipline "designed to promote responsible student behavior."

A copy of the complete CODE document is available for download on the bottom of this page and at all Monroe-Woodbury schools for any interested parent or community member.

With the start of the twenty-first century, it has become increasingly clear that our children face a complex set of challenges with respect to behavior and decision-making. The overall goal is for students to gain respect for self, others, school, and community, and to gradually learn to take responsibility for their words and their actions. To that end, the Monroe-Woodbury Code of Conduct supports a three-level approach to student management with prevention, intervention, and aftercare initiatives. It also establishes the standard for appropriate conduct in school and on school property.

The Monroe-Woodbury Central School District considers school safety a major priority. The District has a zero tolerance approach to behavior that is violent, disruptive, and insubordinate, and it is committed to addressing issues regarding harassment/bullying, smoking, inappropriate communication, and student dress. The District maintains that each student should be treated as an individual who can reasonably be expected to be responsible for his/her own behavior, and it recognizes the need for administrative discretion. 

This Code of Conduct is a "living document." The expectations for student behavior as well as the available  student services will evolve to accommodate the changing needs of the students and the District. Unless otherwise indicated, this Code applies to all students, school personnel, parents, and other visitors when on school property or attending a school function.

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