Discipline Code

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Ensuring that every child learns in safe, supportive, and inclusive schools is our top priority. To do this we use preventive approaches that address the real causes of a conflict as well as reinforcing positive behaviors through teachable moments. We also hold students accountable for their actions. The Discipline Code outlines the standards of behavior and the consequences if these standards are not met. We encourage you to become familiar with these standards and discuss them at home.

The current version of the Discipline Code includes input from principals, teachers, safety administrators, parents, student leaders, and advocacy groups.

For more information, or if you have questions, please contact the Office of Safety and Youth Development at 212-374-6807.