Hauppauge school officials are considering several changes to the district's Code of Conduct that may have long-lasting impacts on students and their parents.
Hauppauge Board of Education held a public hearing on potential changes to the Hauppauge Public Schools Code of Conduct Tuesday night, at their final board meeting of the 2011-12 school year.
The board of education reviews the district's code of conduct for potential changes based on the input of administrators, school principals, teachers and parents each year. This year's review also included amendments to bring the district into compliance with New York State's Dignity for All Students Act, taking effect July 1.
Changes being considered for the Code of Conduct to be aware of:
- Limiting student photography using cell phones, or "wireless communication devices" in school
- Safe Harbor Provision allowing students who bring objects not allowed on school grounds, but legal to possess, to surrender them without punishment
- Social media sites can be used as investigate tools for researching complaints against student behavior and conduct
- The addition of a section on the mandated reporting of suspected child abuse or maltreatment.
- Changes made to bring the district into compliance with the Dignity for All Students Act.
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