Student Code of Conduct
The City School District of Albany is guided by
a Student Code of Conduct that is reviewed annually and updated by the
Board of Education.
We have refined our
2017-18 Student Code of Conduct for the new school year in our
continued efforts to better clarify and define the roles and
responsibilities for all of us in the critical process of nurturing and
developing the whole child.
Everyone – school staff at every level, parents, guardians and other
family members, community members – must have a clear understanding of
how they fit into that framework of support to ensure success for each
of the nearly 9,700 students we serve.
Please see below for
important information for families about reviewing the Student Code of
Conduct at home.
The Student Code of Conduct addresses both the development of
student character and conduct. The code, in conjunction with the
district safety plan, contains standards and procedures that assure
the security and safety of students and school personnel.
The district and the board are committed to the belief that all
students must be assured that they can learn in a non-disruptive
atmosphere, and that they will be treated in a fair, equitable,
consistent and non-discriminatory manner. The Student Code of
Conduct is grounded in a set of principles that form the foundation
for creating safe, healthy and supporting learning environments for
every student. These
principles are a guide for all school staff, students and families,
and community partners in the shared work of ensuring positive
school environments and improved outcomes for all students.
Our Student Code of Conduct describes the rights and
responsibilities of all stakeholders, provides helpful information
for students, parents and guardians to refer to for help, and sets
out the levels of intervention and responses when disciplinary
responses are necessary. Following is a list of the types of
information you will find in the Student Code of Conduct.
Essential Partners and Positive Behavioral
Rights and Responsibilities of School
Getting Help with a Problem
Student problem at school
Student personal problem
Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment
Dignity for All Students Act Coordinators
Levels of Interventions and Responses
Minimum Periods of Suspension
Preventative Strategies: Responding to
Levels of Response at a Glance
Behavior Chart: Interventions and
Student Dress Code
Contacting Law Enforcement
Searches and Investigations
Visitors to the Schools
Public Conduct on School Property
Dissemination and Review
Review of Code of Conduct
Removal, Suspensions and Referrals
Disciplining Students with Disabilities
Glossary of Definitions
Short-Term In-School or One to Five Out of
Out-of-School Suspension Lasting More than
Transition Timeline for a Student’s Return
2017-18 Student Code of Conduct
to download the complete Student Code of Conduct for the
2017-18 school year. The booklet is mailed to all district families at
the end of August.
Parents and guardians, please review the Student
Code of Conduct with your family. Once you have read it and understand
it, please download and print the
form. Once you and your
child have signed it, please return it to your child's school.