STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
The purpose of the Student Code of Conduct:
Education in this community represents a significant commitment of financial and human resources. The benefits a student derives from this investment depend very much on the student’s attitude toward learning and the student’s adherence to high standards of behavior.
The Student Code of Conduct that follows is the district’s specific response to requirements of Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code. The law requires the district to define misconduct that may or must result in a range of specific disciplinary consequences. This Code is an outgrowth of collaboration among district and campus staff, parents, and other community members. This Code, adopted by the Board of Trustees, provides information and direction to students and parents regarding standards of behavior as well as consequences of misconduct.
In general, discipline will be designed to correct the misconduct and to encourage all students to adhere to their responsibilities as citizens of the school community. Disciplinary action will draw from the professional judgment of teachers and administrators and on a range of discipline management techniques.
Disciplinary action will be correlated to the seriousness of the offense, the student’s age and grade level, the frequency of misbehavior, the student’s attitude, the effect of the misconduct on the school environment, and statutory requirements. Because of these factors, discipline for a particular offense (unless otherwise specified by law) may bring into consideration varying techniques and responses.
I. Standards for Student Conduct