New York - Family Engagement into Policymaking on School Discipline and Behavior Management: Stakeholders

Area: 
Stakeholders
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires parent or family member involvement in the development of student codes of conduct.

New York Consolidated Laws 2801. Codes of conduct on school property.

  1. The board of education or the trustees, as defined in section two of this chapter, of every school district within the state, however created, and every board of cooperative educational services and county vocational extension board, shall adopt and amend, as appropriate, a code of conduct for the maintenance of order on school property, including a school function, which shall govern the conduct of students, teachers and other school personnel as well as visitors and shall provide for the enforcement thereof. Such policy may be adopted by the school board or trustees only after at least one public hearing that provides for the participation of school personnel, parents, students and any other interested parties.

New York Consolidated Laws 2801. Codes of conduct on school property.

  1. [Eff until June 30, 2019] The district code of conduct shall be developed in collaboration with student, teacher, administrator, and parent organizations, school safety personnel and other school personnel and shall be approved by the board of education, or other governing body, or by the chancellor of the city school district in the case of the city school district of the city of New York. In the city school district of the city of New York, each community district education council shall be authorized to adopt and implement additional policies, which are consistent with the city district’s district-wide code of conduct, to reflect the individual needs of each community school district provided that such additional policies shall require the approval of the chancellor.
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