Office Menu:

Uphold student rights, ensure student success, and treat every student with dignity and respect.

photograph of students in a school computer lab

The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities strives to guide students to achieve the best possible outcomes while holding them accountable for their choices.


Discipline Office

The Discipline Office is responsible for assisting schools with the student disciplinary process via the Student Code of Conduct and the Disciplinary Hearing Process.

2017 – 2018 Code of Student Conduct

The Code of Student Conduct provides an outline of the student disciplinary process for schools and parents/guardians.

Multilingual versions can be found here.


Attendance & Truancy

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.


Student Leadership

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.

School Police Officer Student Complaint

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.

Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA)

What Principals and School Personnel Need to Know About Children in Foster Care


Student Transition Center

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.

Student Transition Center brochure

Parent Appeal Process

Parents who want to appeal a decision regarding their child, should read the ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR APPEAL PROCESS.

Parent Appeal Protocol and Form

The protocol is also available in Spanish.

Parent Appeal Protocol and Form – Spanish

Last modified: May 2, 2018