C4 code of conduct compliance checklist

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New Jersey Department of Education

Office of Educational Support Services

CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT COMPLIANCE CHECKLIST

Use this checklist to review district compliance with the requirements of N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.1.

a) The code of student conduct (CSC) was adopted by the Board of Education on ___________________.

(N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.1(a)1) Date

1. The CSC is based on parent, student and community involvement. Please list the representatives:

|Parent | |

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|Student | |

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|Community | |

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2. The CSC is based on locally determined core ethical values adopted by the board of education on ________________. (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.1(a)2) Please list the representatives.

Date

|Parent | |

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|Student | |

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|Community | |

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3. The board of education has established a process for annually reviewing and updating the CSC.

(Yes/No) ______ (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.1(a)3)

i. The annual review includes parent, student and community involvement. +The last formal review occurred on ___________________. Please list the representatives:

Date

|Parent | |

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|Student | |

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|Community | |

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ii. The review included an assessment of the following information: (Yes/No)

• All of the information from the annual CSA report

on student conduct (see item #5) ________

• Suspensions ________

• Expulsions ________

• Incidences reported on the Electronic Violence

and Vandalism Reporting System (EVVRS) ________

← Other (specify) _______________________________________________________

4. Annual dissemination of CSC to school community: (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.1(a)4)

| |Dissemination Date |Dissemination Method (describe): |

|Staff | | |

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|Students | | |

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|Parents | | |

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5. The annual chief school administrators (CSA) report to the board of education on the implementation of the district’s CSC was presented at a public meeting on ______________. (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.1(a)5)

Date

The report contained (check appropriate box):

| |Yes |No |

|i. A numerical inventory of all violations of student behavioral expectations in the CSC. | | |

|ii. School responses to the violations of the student behavioral expectations. | | |

|iii. Explanation and evidence of the effectiveness of the CSC in addressing, at a minimum: | | |

| (1) the degree of effectiveness of the district’s activities in achieving the purposes of the CSC. | | |

| (2) the degree and effectiveness of implementation of the contents of the CSC. | | |

|iv. Any proposed changes to the district’s policies, procedures, programs or initiatives based on the CSA’s | | |

|report. | | |

6. The CSA is required to submit an annual report on student conduct to N.J.D.O.E. Effective 11/27/07, guidance on this requirement is being developed and will be issued at a later date. (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.1(a)6)

7. The CSC is implemented in accordance with applicable plans for students with disabilities (Yes/No): ______________ (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.1(a)6)

b) Is the district’s CSC designed to achieve the following mandated purposes (check appropriate box)?

(N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.1(b))

| |Yes |No |

|1. Foster the health, safety and social and emotional well-being of students. | | |

|2. Support the establishment and maintenance of civil, safe, secure, supportive and disciplined school | | |

|environments conducive to learning. | | |

|3. Promote achievement of high academic standards. | | |

|4. Prevent the occurrence of problem behaviors. | | |

|5. Establish parameters for the intervention and remediation of student problem behaviors at all stages of | | |

|identification. | | |

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|6. Establish parameters for school responses to violations of the CSC that take into account, at least, severity| | |

|of offenses, ages of student offenders and students’ histories of inappropriate behaviors, in accordance with | | |

|N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.2 through 5 and 7.6. | | |

(c) The district CSC includes the following contents (check appropriate box): (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.1(c))

| |Yes |No |

|1. A description of student responsibilities that includes expectations for academic achievement, behavior and | | |

|attendance, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:32-8 and 13.1. | | |

|2. A description of the behaviors that will result in suspensions or expulsions, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:37-2. | | |

|3. A description of the students’ rights to: | | |

| i. Advance notice of behaviors that will result in suspensions or expulsions, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:37-2. | | |

| ii. Education that supports students’ development into productive citizens. | | |

| iii. Attendance in safe and secure school environments. | | |

| iv. Attendance at school irrespective of students’ marriage, pregnancy or parenthood. | | |

| v. Due process and appeal procedures and policies (N.J.A.C. 6A:3-1.3 through 1.17, N.J.A.C. 6A:4 and where | | |

|applicable, N.J.A.C. 6A:14-2.7 and 2.8 and 7.2 through 7.6). | | |

| vi. Parent notification consistent with the policies and procedures established pursuant to N.J.A.C. | | |

|6A:16-6.2(b)3, 7.2, 7.3 and 7.8. | | |

| vii. Records and privacy protections pursuant to Federal and State laws and regulations identified at N.J.A.C. | | |

|6A:16-7.1(c)3vii. | | |

|4. A description of comprehensive behavioral supports that promote positive student development and the | | |

|students’ abilities to fulfill the behavioral expectations established by the district board of education, | | |

|including: | | |

| i. Positive reinforcement for good conduct and academic success. | | |

| ii. Supportive interventions and referral services, including those at N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8. | | |

| iii. Remediation of problem behaviors that take into account the nature of the behaviors, the developmental | | |

|ages of the students, and the student’s histories of problem behaviors and performance. | | |

| iv. For students with disabilities, the behavior interventions and supports pursuant to the requirements of | | |

|N.J.A.C. 6A:14. | | |

|5. A description of school responses to violations of the behavioral expectations that, at a minimum, are graded | | |

|according to the severity of the offenses, the developmental ages of the student offenders and the students’ | | |

|histories of inappropriate behaviors that must: | | |

| i. Include a continuum of actions designed to remediate and, where necessary or required by law, to impose | | |

|sanctions. | | |

| ii. Be consistent with other responses, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-5.5 (firearms offenses), 5.6 (assaults with| | |

|weapons offenses), 5.7 (assaults on board of education members or employees). | | |

| iii. Provide for the equitable application of the CSC without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, | | |

|national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory | | |

|disability or by any other distinguishing characteristic, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:5. | | |

| iv. Be consistent with the law concerning corporal punishment of students (N.J.S.A. 18A:6-1). | | |

|6. A policy and procedures about student attendance in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:38-25 through 31 and N.J.A.C.| | |

|6A:32-8 and 13.1 and 6A:16-7.8. | | |

|7. A policy and procedures regarding intimidation, harassment and bullying in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:37-13 | | |

|et seq. and N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.9. | | |

|8. A current list of community-based health and social service provider agencies that are available to support a | | |

|student and a student’s family. | | |

|9. A list of legal resources available to serve the community. | | |

Notes:

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