The City School District of Albany’s 2019-20 Student Code of Conduct is a resource for students, staff, families and community members – everyone that has a stake in helping our 9,300 students succeed.
The code spells out expectations for student behavior and explains efforts to promote character-building and good conduct. It also defines and identifies consequences for unacceptable conduct.
We believe the code will help our students learn and grow, rather than simply punish problematic behavior. The code also will guide staff members toward a common understanding of standards and procedures that assure the safety of students and school personnel.
The code also continues our focus on bringing parents and guardians into the conversation as partners who support each student and share a desire to address disproportionate rates of school suspension for students of color and students with disabilities. As a school district, we remain committed to ending this disparity.
This year’s Student Code of Conduct is another step in our journey together toward successful outcomes for all students. We look forward to working with our families and our community partners to make these documents and processes clearer, more consistent and more supportive for every student so that together we are truly “All in for Albany!”