Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct:  The Board of Education is committed to providing a safe and orderly school environment. Responsible behavior by students, teachers, district personnel, parents and other visitors is essential to achieving this goal. Unless otherwise noted, the Code of Conduct applies to anyone on school property or attending a school function.

Our children face a complex set of challenges with respect to behavior and decision-making. The overall goal is for students to gain respect for self, others, school and community, and to gradually learn to take responsibility for their words and their actions. To that end, the Monroe-Woodbury Code of Conduct supports a three-level approach to student management with prevention, intervention, and aftercare initiatives. It also establishes the standard for appropriate conduct in school and on school property.

The Monroe-Woodbury Central School District considers school safety a major priority. The District has a zero tolerance approach to behavior that is violent, disruptive, and insubordinate, and it is committed to addressing issues regarding harassment/bullying, smoking, inappropriate communication, and student dress. The District maintains that each student should be treated as an individual who can reasonably be expected to be responsible for his/her own behavior, and it recognizes the need for administrative discretion.

This Code of Conduct is a “living document.” The expectations for student behavior as well as the available student services will evolve to accommodate the changing needs of the students and the District. Unless otherwise indicated, this Code applies to all students, school personnel, parents, and other visitors when on school property or attending a school function.

2016-2017 Code of Conduct