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Code of Conduct

Newark Charter Schools’ Code of Conduct for all students.

Newark Charter School has developed a Student Code of Conduct that was approved by the School Council and Board of Directors. It outlines school rules and regulations as well as specific consequences for infractions.

Each student receives a copy of the Student Code of Conduct.  Families of students in Kindergarten and 1st grade receive a copy of the conduct of conduct on the first day of school.   Students in 2nd – 11th grade receive an agenda book, which contains the complete Code of Conduct.

 

2016-17 Code of Conduct

Included in the Code are the procedures that must be followed according to a Delaware law under House Bill 322 (HB 322). Under HB322, certain Code offenses will result in serious consequences that include bringing legal charges against a student. Some of these offenses are assault, threatening or offensively touching a teacher, and possession of a weapon or dangerous instrument. It is important for you to know and understand the requirements of the law. For more information, please visit the Attorney Generals web site at www.state.de.us/attgen.

A student is being bullied when he or she is exposed repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more students. A negative action occurs when a person knowingly inflicts, or attempts to inflict, physical or emotional injury or discomfort upon another person. Acts of bullying will be handled through parent contact and demerits being issued. According to state law and Department of Education regulations, when a situation rises to actual bullying it must be treated as a criminal offense and must be reported to the appropriate authorities. The student will also be required to appear before the Review Board.

Delaware Department of Justice

Bullying Prevention & School Crime Contact (Ombudsperson)

Joe Flinn

1-800-220-5414