Before narcotics sweeps can begin in , the police department requires that schools notify all parents and legal guardians in writing of the district policy.
Lawyers are currently reviewing district policy as well as the Code of Conduct, which now must also comply with New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) which seeks to provide students with an environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment and bullying on school property. The Dignity Act was signed into law on Sept. 13 and 2010 and takes effect on July 1, 2012.
Boards of Education are required to include language addressing the Dignity Act in their codes of conduct. Schools will also be responsible for collecting and reporting data annually on incidents of discrimination and harassment.
Once the legal review is over, the Board of Ed will have two readings of the policy and Code before adoption. See the full article .
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