Code of Conduct

MONROE-WOODBURY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

K-12 CODE OF CONDUCT

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AUGUST 2020

A printable version of the Code of Conduct with Appendices is available: MWCSD Code of Conduct


MONROE-WOODBURY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
2020-21
Board of Education

Mrs. Staci McCleary, President
Mr. Daniel A. Ezratty, Vice President
Mr. Anthony Andersen
Mr. Donald Beeler
Ms. Lorraine Carroll
Mr. Michael Ciriello
Mr. Christopher F. DiLorenzo
Mrs. Suzanne Donahue
Mrs. Dawn Tauber

Central Administration

Mrs. Elsie Rodriguez, Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Eric J. Hassler, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Mr. Patrick F. Cahill, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Management Services
Dr. Bhargav A. Vyas, Assistant Superintendent for Compliance and Information Systems
Mr. Matthew G. Kravatz, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources


September 2020

Dear Monroe-Woodbury families,

Thank you for taking a moment to review the Monroe-Woodbury K-12 Code of Conduct. This version was adopted by our Board of Education at its meeting on August 31, 2020. School safety is of utmost importance, and this Code of Conduct outlines the standard for appropriate conduct in our schools and on school property.

As we begin this school year, it is important to note that each school building will have safety measures and protocols in place for students, staff and visitors due to the COVID-19 virus concerns. This information will be communicated by your child’s building principal and will be available in each school building’s handbook. In the event that disciplinary measures need to be administered as a result of violation of these safety measures and protocols, this Code of Conduct will be referenced for appropriate intervention and possible disciplinary action.

For your reference, please also find updated Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) building coordinator contact information for each school building on page 15 of this Code of Conduct report.

The Code of Conduct is included in its entirety on the district website . Please contact the district’s Curriculum & Instruction office or your child’s school should you have any questions related to this document. Hard copies of the Code of Conduct are available in each of the school buildings.

Wishing you all a safe and healthy school year!

Sincerely,

Dr. Eric J. Hassler
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction


Table of Contents

Section I

INTRODUCTION  —  Page 2

MONROE-WOODBURY BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY  —  Page 2

THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE COMMISSIONER’S REGULATIONS  —  Page 3

PUBLICATION, DISSEMINATION, AND REVIEW  —  Page 4

Dissemination of Code of Conduct —  Page 4
Provisions for Annual Revision —  Page 4

FEDERAL REGULATIONS COMPLIANCE STATEMENT —  Page 5
DEFINITIONS —  Page 5

Anger Replacement Training (ART) —  Page 5
Child Protective Services (CPS) —  Page 5
Disruptive Student —  Page 5
Insubordinate Student —  Page 5
Parent —  Page 5
Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) —  Page 6
School Function —  Page 6
School Property —  Page 6
Violent Student —  Page 6

ESSENTIAL PARTNERS —  Page 6

Students —  Page 6
Parents —  Page 7
Teachers and Teaching Assistants —  Page 7
School Counselors —  Page 8
Building Administrators —  Page 8
Superintendent —  Page 9
Board of Education —  Page 9
Dignity Act Coordinator —  Page 9

STUDENTS’ RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES  —  Page 10

Rights  —  Page 10
Responsibilities  —  Page 10

Section II  —  Page 11

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY  —  Page 11
ACCEPTABLE USE OF COMPUTERIZED INFORMATION RESOURCES  —  Page 11
ALTERNATIVE INSTRUCTION  —  Page 11
CELL PHONES AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DEVICES  —  Page 12
CORPORAL PUNISHMENT  —  Page 13
DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (DASA)  —  Page 13
DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES, PENALTIES, AND REFERRALS — Page 14

Procedures — Page 14
Administrative Protocol — Page 15
Possible Consequences — Page 15
Penalties — Page 15
School Community Service — Page 16
Detention — Page 16
Suspension From Transportation — Page 16
Suspension From Athletic Participation, Co-curricular Activities, and Other Privileges — Page 16
In-School Suspension (ISS) — Page 16
Teacher Disciplinary Removal of Disruptive Students — Page 17
Teacher Removal Procedure — Page 17
Out-of-School Suspension (OSS) — Page 18
Short-term (5 days or less) Suspension From School — Page 19
Long-term (more than 5 days) Suspension From School — Page 19
Permanent Suspension — Page 20
Minimum Periods of Suspension — Page 20
Referrals — Page 21
PINS Petition — Page 211
Juvenile Delinquents and Juvenile Offenders — Page 21

DISCIPLINE OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES — Page 21

Authorized Suspensions or Removals of Students with Disabilities — Page 22
Change of Placement Rule — Page 22
Special Rules Regarding the Suspension or Removal of Students With Disabilities — Page 23
Expedited Due Process Hearings — Page 25
Referral to Law Enforcement and Judicial Authorities — Page 25

EMERGENCY SITUATION:  PROTECTIVE ACTIONS AND RECOMMENDED PARENTAL RESPONSES — Page 26

Building Lockdown — Page 26
Building Lockout — Page 26
Secure the Building — Page 26
Short-Term Shelter in Place — Page 26
Transfer to Alternate Location or Emergency Shelter — Page 26

FIELD TRIPS — Page 26
GUN-FREE SCHOOLS ACT — Page 27
HARASSMENT — Page 27
INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR PLAN — Page 27
NON-FRATERNIZATION (Board Policy # 6215.1) — Page 28
NON SCHOOL-SPONSORED SPEECH — Page 29

Appeal Process — Page 30

PHYSICAL RESTRAINT — Page 30
PROHIBITED STUDENT CONDUCT — Page 31

Student Infractions — Page 31

PUBLIC CONDUCT ON SCHOOL PROPERTY — Page 33

Prohibited Conduct on School Property — Page 33
Penalties — Page 34
Enforcement — Page 34

REPORTING VIOLATIONS — Page 35

Administration — Page 35
District Faculty and Staff — Page 35
Students — Page 35
Reporting Harassment, Discrimination or Bullying — Page 35

STAFF IN-SERVICE — Page 35
STUDENT DRESS CODE — Page 36
STUDENT SEARCHES AND INTERROGATIONS — Page 36

Luggage Search — Page 37
Student Lockers, Desks, and Other School Storage Places — Page 37
Strip Searches — Page 37
Documentation of Searches — Page 38
Police Involvement in Searches and Interrogations of Students — Page 39

STUDENT TRANSPORTATION — Page 39
VISITORS TO SCHOOLS — Page 39

APPENDIX 1

Interscholastic Rules & Regulations  —  Page 1
Teacher Removal of Disruptive Students:  K-12 Removal Form  —  Page 6
Monroe-Woodbury Grades K-5 Discipline Code  —  Page 7
Monroe-Woodbury Grades K-1 Olweus Bullying Rubric  —  Page 8
Monroe-Woodbury Grades 2-5 Bullying Consequences Rubric  —  Page 9
Monroe-Woodbury Grades 6-8 Bullying Consequences Rubric  —  Page 10
M-W CSD  Discipline Awareness Summary  —  Page 11
Disciplinary Procedures & Practices  —  Page 12
Emergency Protective Action & Recommended Parental Responses  —  Page 23
Attendance Policy  —  Page 25

APPENDIX 2

High School Individual Behavior Management Plan  —  Page 1
Middle School Individual Behavior Management Plan  —  Page 2
Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) Glossary of Terms  —  Page 3
New York State Dignity Act Glossary of Terms  —  Page 6

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