Purpose of a Student Code of Conduct
The Student Code of Conduct that follows is the District’s response to the requirements of Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code. The law requires the District to establish standards of student conduct and to identify the circumstances under which a student may be removed from a classroom, campus, or disciplinary alternative education program, transferred to a disciplinary alternative education program, suspended, or expelled. The Code provides information to parents and students regarding expectations for behavior, consequences of misconduct, and procedures for administering discipline. We provide you a copy of or access to the Code annually; a copy is also available for review in the principal’s office of each campus in the District. The Code is posted on the District’s website (www.killeenisd.org) and can be accessed or printed at any time from that site. If you do not have access to a computer, the principal’s office at your child’s campus will print one for you, upon request. This Code is not a contract and can be amended by the District at any time. However, any change or amendment to the Code will be approved by the Board of Trustees. Violations of the Code of Conduct are documented by teachers and other professional employees using District discipline referral forms.
Teachers and principals may impose campus or classroom rules in addition to those found in the Student Code of Conduct. These rules may be posted in classrooms or given to the student and may or may not also constitute violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
Student Expectations and Standards for Conduct Each student is expected to:
• Be prepared for each class every day by bringing appropriate materials (books, pencil or pen, paper, planner and any other required items) and assignments to class.
• Behave in a responsible manner, always exercising self-discipline.
• Be on time; be in the assigned location and ready to work.
• Demonstrate courtesy and respect for other students, for teachers, and for all other campus and district staff, even when others do not.
• Use appropriate manners in speech and actions toward other students and the KISD staff; arguing, inappropriate gestures, teasing, or put-downs are not acceptable.
• Respect the rights and property of other students as well as district property and facilities.
• Cooperate with and assist the school staff in maintaining a safe environment, partly by reporting dangerous behaviors and/or situations to school personnel. • Obey all campus and classroom rules, and the Student Code of Conduct while at school, on school buses, and at all school functions on or off campus.
• Follow the KISD published dress code.
For more details on the district SCOC please click on the link provided below.