HISD Toughens Punishment On Bullies
New Code Of Student Conduct Approved
— reported by Click2Houston.com
The Houston Independent School District unanimously approved a new code of student conduct that would give principals more authority over a student’s punishment.
The district’s previous policy only allowed a student who bullied or verbally abused another student to have a report sent home to parents and the possibility of detention. The new plan gives principals the authority to suspend or send a student to an alternative school.
Also, any assault by a student, whether or not bodily injury is involved, now requires removal to a disciplinary alternative school.
The new code of conduct also toughens punishments for academic cheating. Students’ parents will be notified of the incident and be required to attend a special conference with the principal. Students could also be assigned to in-school detention or suspension, not be allowed to ride a school bus and not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities.