DeKalb Solicits Input on Student Code of Conduct

Keegan Brooks, Editor

The DeKalb County School District is currently soliciting comments and recommendations concerning the Student Code of Conduct for the 2022-2023 school year.

Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris has stated the district is “seeking input from parents, staff, and community stakeholders” in the most recent edition of the Superintendent Newsletter.

“The Code of Student Conduct Handbook outlines the policies, rules, and regulations that govern student discipline in the District, including dress code, behavior, bus information, electronic communication devices, violence against students, terroristic threats, school personnel, and other student responsibilities,” wrote Watson-Harris. “The Code of Student Conduct Handbook is intended to inform students in grades K-12 of the types of behaviors that are unacceptable. Students are taught and tested on the contents of the handbook.”

The current Code of Student Conduct can be viewed on the DCSD website here, with versions of the handbook in languages other than English being available from the Department of Student Relations. Copies of the handbook are also located in all DCSD schools. 

Any input regarding the Code of Student Conduct should be sent via email to [email protected] or mailed to the DCSD Department of Student Relations at 5823 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083. Comments and recommendations are being accepted until Monday, April 25.