The Discipline Office is responsible for assisting schools with the student disciplinary process via the Student Code of Conduct and the Disciplinary Hearing Process.
The Code of Student Conduct provides an outline of the student disciplinary process for schools and parents/guardians.
Complaint Process for AEDY Referrals:
The AEDY Complaint Process designed to address complaints and concerns regarding any aspect of Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY) programs, including placement and exiting decisions, the quality of academic instruction, the provision or omission of language assistance services, and services to students with disabilities to include reasonable modifications. Individuals having complaints and concerns regarding AEDY are required to complete the relevant form below.
The Office of Attendance and Truancy offers training and supportive services to schools to help improve student attendance, to account for all District students, and to comply with the compulsory school attendance laws.
The Director of Student Leadership provides supports and opportunities that help students make connections and develop a sense of belonging to their school via mentorship and involvement in Student Government.
Online form for students to register complaints against School Police Officers
Foster Care – School Stability
The Foster Care Coordinator will be the primary point of contact for Foster Care Services for the Philadelphia Intermediate Unit and will interpret the law and legal responsibilities to ensure educational stability for all students.
What Principals and School Personnel Need to Know About Children in Foster Care
The Student Transition Center is a one-stop welcome center responsible for school assignments and transition plans for the returning youth involved in juvenile justice, child welfare, behavioral health placements, drug and alcohol placements and homeless and domestic violence shelters.
If a parent/guardian disagrees with a decision made at the school or central office level, they may submit an appeal. For information on the types of decisions that are eligible for appeal as well as the procedure for submitting an appeal, parents should refer to the Procedures for Appeal Process.
Multilingual versions can be found here.