From School Law, 35th Edition:

52. Student Discipline

Codes of Conduct

52:5. Is there a process school districts must follow to adopt or revise their code of conduct?

Yes. The code must be developed in collaboration with student, teacher, administrator, and parent organizations; and school safety and other school personnel (§ 2801(3); 8 NYCRR §§ 100.2(l)(2)(i)). In addition, the code must be reviewed annually and updated if necessary, taking into consideration the effectiveness of code provisions and the fairness and consistency of its administration (§ 2801(5); 8 NYCRR §§ 100.2(l)(2)(iii)(a)). Districts may establish a committee comprised of similar individuals to facilitate review of the code (§ 2801(5)(a); 8 NYCRR §§ 100.2(l)(2)(iii)(a)).

School boards and boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES) may adopt the code or revisions to the code of conduct only after at least one public hearing that provides for the participation of school personnel, parents, students, and other interested parties (§ 2801(3), (5); 8 NYCRR §§ 100.2(l)(2)(i), (iii)(a)). Districts must file their code of conduct and any revisions thereto with the commissioner of education within 30 days of adoption (§ 2801(5)(a); 8 NYCRR §§ 100.2(l)(2)(iii)(a)).

Police involvement for “electronic media crime” originated with Superintendent of Schools Kris Harrison:

Police involvement was not discussed by BOE or parents (minutes):

Parents weren’t meaningfully consulted, and it’s impossible to tell whether board members knew that the police line had been inserted when they voted to approve the Code. Unless they sat down and read all 38 pages of the revised Code, they wouldn’t have known, because Kris wouldn’t have pointed it out to them.

Board of Education

Bob Grados
(914) 231-6365

Michael Hanna
(917) 750-8790

Catherine Palmieri
914) 693-6896

Phil Whitney
(914) 591-9175

John Montgomery
(914) 591-9352

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IUFSD Code of Discipline and related documents