Introduction to the Code of Conduct
The School District of Philadelphia is committed to creating and maintaining well-resourced and safe school environments conducive to teaching and learning. We strive to develop meaningful partnerships with parents/guardians and families, so we can work together to encourage academic, social and emotional growth in all of our students. Our goal is to ensure that all of our students have the necessary resources to graduate and will be ready to succeed as fully engaged citizens of the world.
The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to:
· outline clear expectations for all school community members
· provide information around student and parent/guardian rights and supports
· equip staff with guidelines for addressing student behavior so that our students and school communities can feel safe and grow to be successful.
The School District of Philadelphia provides alternatives to exclusionary discipline in an effort to eliminate disproportionality in discipline practices.
When does the Code of Conduct apply?
The Code of Conduct applies to school community members while they are in school and/or at any school sponsored activity such as a class trip or a sporting event. The Code of Conduct also applies to all students while they are traveling to and from school, using any mode of transportation, including walking, public transportation, taxi services etc.
Additionally, the Code of Conduct applies to conduct that occurs off-grounds, virtually, and/or after-hours (including weekends), if the conduct materially impacts the school community (meaning the conduct has a noticeable or considerable impact).