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Student Code of Conduct

The law requires the district to define misconduct that may—or must—result in a range of specific disciplinary consequences, including removal from a regular classroom or campus, out-of-school suspension, placement in a disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP), or expulsion from school. This is what the Student Code of Conduct is for: it outlines which behaviors are prohibited and what the consequence is for each violation.

The Code provides methods and options for managing students in the classroom and on school grounds, disciplining students, and preventing and intervening in student discipline problems.

For example, Texas school districts have bullying prevention policies which include specific methods for reporting and investigating bullying incidents. The consequences for bullying are outlined in the Code of Conduct. The Student Handbook also addresses bullying, including student transfers and the reporting and investigation procedures.