Falls City school board revises code of conduct
by Bain Serna
Aug 04, 2012 | 944 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
FALLS CITY – Revisions to the student code of conduct for the 2012-2013 school year were reviewed for approval by the trustees of the Falls City Independent School District (FCISD) during the July 25 regular meeting.

High School Principal Christy Blocker presented the board with additions and revisions relating to specific language and terminology within the student code of conduct.

The revisions ranged from minor wording in the text, to expounding on issues regarding conduct, behavior and disciplinary actions.

The revision of the student code of conduct is to make it more understandable, clear, and all-encompassing in covering a broad range of situations and scenarios relating to student conduct.

Some of the code of conduct revisions give detail to modern issues such as misuse of technology resources and the Internet, possession of telecommunications, and proper and effective handling of bullying.

Blocker explained some revisions regarding student misconduct that may result in expulsion and how the district will take into consideration unique situations such as self-defense, intent or lack of intent of the student engaging in conduct, and the student’s disciplinary history.

“It’s not always black and white. Every situation is going to be unique and different,” explained Blocker. “And that’s what you have to look at any time you do any type of disciplinary action within the district.”

The board unanimously approved the 2012-2013 student code of conduct.

In other matters, the board:

•Approved local policy FFAF Update 94 in regards to food allergy protocols

•Approved teacher appraisal calendar utilizing the Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS)

•Approved moving regular scheduled board meeting for the month of August from the 15th to the 29th.
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