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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1: EDUCATION

1.1 Fulfilling the Full Potential of Children and Youth

1.2 Ensuring Equity in Education

CHAPTER 2: PARTICIPATION

2.1 Stakeholder Participation

2.2 Rights of Children and Youth to Participation

2.3 Rights of Parents and Guardians to Participation

CHAPTER 3: DIGNITY

3.1 School Climate and Discipline

3.1.a. Key Elements of School-Wide Preventive and Positive Discipline Policies - revised
(includes new guidelines on social and emotional learning, trauma-sensitive schools, ensuring students and parents understand Codes of Conduct, and
prevention and response to bullying behavior)

3.1.b. Two Models for Preventive and Positive Discipline

Model 1: School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports - revised
(includes new definition of SWPBIS)

Model 2: Restorative Practices

3.1.c. Guidelines for Exclusion

3.1.d. Due Process

3.2 Avoiding Criminalization in School Discipline

3.2.a. Law Enforcement - revised
(includes new language prohibiting ticketing and limiting gang profiling of students)

3.2.b. Drug Policy

3.2.c. Immigration Policy and Protection of Vulnerable Students - revised
(includes new guidelines for staff training)

3.2.d. Dismantling Status Offense Laws

3.3 Right to Remain in School

3.3.a. Truancy Prevention and Correction

3.3.b. Alternative Schools

3.3.c. Right to Education for System-Involved Youth

3.3.d. Right to Resume Education after Expulsion

CHAPTER 4: FREEDOM FROM DISCRIMINATION

4.1 Right to Freedom from Discrimination

4.2 Eliminating Disproportionate Use of Discipline - revised
(includes new guidelines on culturally responsive classroom management and safe spaces for LGBTQ students)

4.3 Students with Disabilities

CHAPTER 5: DATA, MONITORING AND ACCOUNTABILITY

5.1 Right to Information

5.2 Data Collection

5.2.a Standardized Data Collection - revised
(includes revised definitions of graduation rates, suspensions and expulsions)

5.2.b Required Categories for Data Collection

5.3 Monitoring and Community Analysis

APPENDIX:

I. Summary of Committees and Teams in the Model Code - new
(table of the various state, district and school-level planning and decision-making bodies outlined in the Code)

II. Rationale for Right to Counsel Provisions

III. Glossary of Terms - new
(quick reference list of terms and definitions in the Code)