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Syracuse School District Requests Revisions to Code of Conduct; Seeks Public Input

The Syracuse City School District’s board of education will hold a public hearing Nov. 19 to hear public comments on proposed changes to the district’s code of conduct, SCSD officials said.

The meeting will take place at 4:30 p.m., at 725 Harrison St.

According to officials, the district has submitted a request to the Office of the Attorney General to consider a more serious consequence for the charge of fighting which does not result in serious bodily injury, but that causes a major disruption to the learning environment.

The Office of the Attorney General has approved the following revisions:

• Fighting with Serious Bodily Injury is moved to Level 3B

• Added the category, Fighting without Serious Bodily Injury to Level 3A (grades 6 – 12)

• Level 3A Assigned Consequences for fighting or attacks:

For grades 6-12, up to 5 days out-of-school suspension with possible long-term suspension when serious disruption to the operation of the school occurs

• A serious disruption is defined as a commotion that:

Causes the principal to initiate “Stay-in-Place” emergency procedures;
Prevents large numbers of students from tramadol 50mg proceeding to class or significantly prevents egress; and poses a serious threat to the health, safety, or welfare of others.

The next step will be for the school board to approve the revision, and officials said the public has been invited to Wednesday’s meeting to provide input.

SCSD has asked speakers to limit their comments to this topic.

The public has also been invited to communicate comments in writing by addressing them to the Board of Education at 1025 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204.

The board’s Education Work Session will commence immediately following the public hearing.

In addition, Dan Losen, director of UCLA’s Center for Civil Rights Remedies, will present and discuss the results of his quantitative and qualitative review of practices for disciplining students in the Syracuse City School District.

Documents which will be the subject of discussion during the meeting, if any, will be available prior to the meeting, at , officials said.

For Losen’s most recent review, visit .

In addition, for proposed changes to SCSD’s code of conduct, visit,%20Character%20and%20Support%20Changes.pdf .