Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct is the School’s response to the requirements of Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code.
The Code provides methods and options for managing students in the classroom and on school grounds, disciplining students, and preventing and intervening in student discipline problems.

The law requires the School to define misconduct that may—or must—result in a range of specific disciplinary consequences including removal from a regular classroom or campus, suspension, placement in a disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP), placement in a juvenile justice alternative education program (JJAEP) or expulsion from school.

This Student Code of Conduct has been adopted by the Texas School for the Deaf Governing Board and developed with the advice of the district-level committee. This Code provides information to parents and students regarding standards of conduct, consequences of misconduct, and procedures for administering discipline.

In accordance with state law, the Code will be posted and available for review in the offices of the Principals. Additionally, the Code shall be available at the Behavior Coordinators’ Offices and posted on the School Web site. Parents will be notified of any conduct violation that may result in a student being suspended, placed in a DAEP, expelled or taken into custody by a law enforcement officer under Chapter 37 of the Education Code. 
Because the Student Code of Conduct is adopted by the School’s Governing Board, it has the force of policy; therefore, in case of conflict between the Code and the student handbook, the Code will prevail.
Please Note: The discipline of students with disabilities who are eligible for services under federal law (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) is subject to the provisions of those laws.