• HISD Code of Student Conduct

    HISD Code of Student Conduct Students and parents are expected to become familiar with the provisions of the HISD Code of Student Conduct and the rules and regulations adopted and implemented by individual schools. Students are also expected to abide by the policies set forth in the Code so that they can get the most out of their years in school. The Code was developed to protect the rights of all students by:

    • providing a districtwide discipline management plan
    • specifying the behavior that is expected of all students
    • describing the broad range of student misconduct and providing appropriate disciplinary consequences or options for the various kinds of misconduct
    • outlining student rights relating to school

    Download a pdf of the 2016–2017 HISD Code of Student Conduct here:
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    Download this form to request a printed copy of the Code of Student Conduct, and take it to the front office of your student’s school.
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    Several changes were made to the Code of Student Conduct for the 2016–2017 school year. They include:

    • Requiring students to use and securely fasten three-point seat belts, when available, any time the bus is in motion
    • Adding smart watches to the list of electronic devices prohibited during testing, as well as to the list of communication devices, including cell phones, that fall under individual school rules pertaining to the use of electronic devices while on campus
    • Downgrading the use of profanity, vulgar language, or obscene gestures, and possession of mace or pepper spray, from a Level III to a Level II offense
    • Clarifying language surrounding the sending or forwarding of inappropriate electronic communications, including email containing offensive language, untruthful statements, junk email, chain letters, or jokes, when using HISD Information Technology resources, the HISD network, and/or personal devices/accounts. These communications are prohibited, and students are subject to disciplinary measures if the action substantially interferes with school activities or with the rights of students.
    • Clarifying language regarding stealing and theft as it pertains to the use of another student’s identification or identification number to access services, such as the school lunch program
    • Moving possession of a legal knife that is determined to be possessed for use as a weapon from Level V (optional expulsion) to Level IV (required removal to a Disciplinary Alternative Education Program) consistent with changes in the Texas Education Code
    • Updating the Code of Student Conduct throughout to reflect changes in discipline policy that reduce the use of in-school or out-of-school suspensions as a disciplinary consequence