Code of Conduct
Section XVIII: Removals, suspensions and referrals
In the event a student is involved in a removal or suspension from school the following supportive referrals may be initiated:
The counseling office/social worker/psychologist shall handle all referrals of students to counseling and will work with site staff to refer families for support from social/human services, and outside agencies when necessary.
The district may file a PINS petition in Family Court on any student under the age of 18 who demonstrates that he or she requires supervision and treatment by:
- Being habitually truant and not attending school as required by part one of Article 65 of the Education Law;
- Engaging in an ongoing or continual course of conduct which makes the student ungovernable or habitually disobedient and beyond the lawful control of the school; or
- Knowingly and unlawfully possessing marijuana in violation of Penal Law §221.05. A single violation of §221.05 will be a sufficient basis for filing a PINS petition.
The superintendent is required to refer the following students to the county attorney for a juvenile delinquency proceeding before the Family Court:
- Any student under the age of 16 who is found to have brought a weapon to school;
- Any student 14 or 15 years old who qualifies for juvenile offender status under the Criminal Procedure Law §1.20 (42); or
- Any student age 16 and older or any student 14 or 15 years old who qualifies for juvenile offender status to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.