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Student Codes of Conduct and Student Discipline Policy: Getting Information

Although student discipline rules and codes of conduct follow the same basic pattern, they vary not only from district to district but from school to school. The easiest way to find out about a particular school's discipline policy and code of conduct is to contact the school administration directly. Most likely, the school will have some sort of handbook listing the student discipline code, along with guidelines for punishing violations. Individual schools and school districts with web sites may also post their conduct rules online.

Legislatures have taken initiative in formalizing codes of conduct and school discipline policies. Among the key requirements for these codes is a clear definition of teachers' authority to remove disruptive students from the classroom.

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