ERIC Number: ED207130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Handbook for Developing a Code of Conduct for Students.
Burke, Fred G.
This brief booklet is intended to help New Jersey school districts as they develop or revise consistent systems of school rules governing student behavior. The booklet lists the most basic provisions of a student conduct code as student rights and responsibilities, rules of acceptable and unacceptable behavior, and regulations or procedural due process. It recommends assurances of fairness and protection. The author describes how codes ought to be prepared and recommends seeking both wide input and extensive distribution and explanation of the code. The suggested minimum standards aim to help maintain the delicate balance between student rights and the maintenance of order. Grievances and appeals procedures are discussed and financial liability and the role of school boards are briefly mentioned. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: Prepared under the direction of the Office of the Commissioner.