Examples of District Codes of Conduct

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Here you will find examples of codes of conduct from districts around the country that incorporate positive alternatives to school discipline. Some of the alternatives include Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Restorative Practices. 


Revised Dayton Public Schools Code of Conduct (Document)

Here you will find the 2015-16 Dayton Ohio Public Schools Code of Conduct. In 2014, the Dayton Board of Education eliminated all zero tolerance language from their code of conduct to focus on reducing out-of-school suspensions and center on prevention strategies to achieve more supportive school environments.

Revised Minneapolis Public Schools Code of Conduct (Document)

Here you will find the revised Minneapolis Public Schools code of conduct that became effective on August 2014. DSC member Minnesota Education Equity Partnership and allies worked with the district to ensure that schools will use restorative practices when addressing school discipline matters. 

Revised Boston Code of Conduct (Web Resource)

Here you will find the 2013 Revised Boston Code of Conduct where additions were made to include Restorative Justice. These changes were made possible through the the great work of DSC member organizations Boston Youth Organizing Project (BYOP) and the Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC)

Revised Chicago Code of Conduct (Web Resource)

Here you will find the 2012 Revised Chicago Code of Conduct where additions were made to include Restorative Justice.

Greenville, Mississippi Disciplinary Class Matrix (Document)

Here is a Disciplinary Class Matrix tool created by DSC member organization Citizens for a Better Greenville with the Advancement Project. The matrix tool was created to be used with local student codes of conduct.

Denver Discipline Policy (Document)

Here you will find links to the Denver Public Schools Code of Conduct adopted in 2008 as a result of a youth-led campaign by Padres y Jovenes Unidos

Attachment A - Intervention Chart 

Los Angeles Unified Discipline Foundation Policy (Document)

Here you will find information about a district-wide School Wide Positive Behavior Support Policy passed in the Los Angeles Unified School District in 2007 as a result of a parent-led campaign by Community Asset Development Re-Defining Education (CADRE)