Code of Student Conduct

Introduction

Orange County school system has developed the Code of Student Conduct to help students, parents, and school personnel understand the guidelines for maintaining a safe and orderly learning environment. Each school develops its own rules and expectations for student conduct based on the district wide Code of Student Conduct.

The code applies to all Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12, including high school and school age students attending either a technical center in a dual-enrollment program or a community school program for high school credit.

 

Each OCPS student must obey district rules:

• While on school grounds

• While being transported to or from school at public expense

• During school-sponsored events, such as field trips, athletic functions, and similar activities

 

Schools also have authority to discipline students for acts near or related to the school, when a student’s conduct has a detrimental effect on the health, safety or welfare of the student, of other students, of the school or of school personnel.

While students may be disciplined for infractions according to the responses outlined in this code of conduct, be aware that there could be additional consequences through law enforcement for acts that violate the law.

 

Notice of Limited Responsibility for Supervising Students Before or After School Activities

• OCPS employees are not responsible for supervising students who arrive on school grounds more than 30 minutes before a school-sponsored activity is scheduled to begin or students remaining on school grounds more than 30 minutes after the school-sponsored activity ends. OCPS is not responsible for supervising students not in attendance at school, or students not authorized to participate in school-sponsored activities.

• Casual or incidental contact between OCPS personnel and students on school grounds shall not result in a duty to supervise students. Parents or guardians should not rely on OCPS employees to provide supervision for their child outside of the above time period.