Hauppauge school officials will host a public hearing on upcoming changes to the student code this Tuesday.
Hauppauge Board of Education will host its last Board of Education meeting ofthe 2012-13 school year at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the James Baxter Board Room of the former Whiporwhil Elementary School.
The night will begin with an extensive awards recognition program that will highlight those students who have made an achievement in recent weeks. Recognitions will include DECA state contest winners and national foreign language exam placements.
Hauppauge school officials will also take a moment to acknowledge and say thanks to this year's retiring staff.
After the awards are handed out, Hauppauge school officials will open the floor for a public hearing on changes to its Hauppauge Public Schools Code of Conduct. The changes include several measures that will bring the district into compliance with the Dignity for All Students Act, which takes effect July 1.
The Board of Education's description of the Dignity for All Student's Act, as proposed to be written into the Code of Conduct reads:
The ultimate goal of the Dignity Act is to provide public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, on a school bus and/or at a school function. Required updates to reflect the Dignity for All Students Act have been incorporated into Board of Education Policies and the Code of Conduct.
The board then set forth specific requirements expected to be abided by students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, school personnel, the Dignity Act coordinator and Superintendent Patricia Sullivan-Kriss. It also provides rules for Board of Education trustees.
A full set of the proposed numberated rules can be found written in blue on pages this copy of the Hauppauge Public Schools Code of Conduct on pages 6 - 16, posted here on the district's website.
Click on the attached PDF for the full preliminary agenda of the Hauppauge Board of Education for June 19.