The Code of Conduct Public Hearing
The Rochester City School District strives to provide a safe and productive learning environment that will help students become successful and responsible citizens. Our goal is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate fully in their education without disruption.The District's Code of Conduct is written to promote a positive learning environment for all students. It spells out expectations for the responsible behavior of all partners in the school community, including students, all District staff, in addition to parents/guardians, and visitors to schools.The Rochester Board of Education adopted its Code of Conduct (Policy 1400) on June 16, 2016. This policy was amended on September 5, 2023 based on New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) updates and the Code of Conduct Committee recommendations during the 2022-23 school year.
How to Participate
The Rochester Board of Education is hosting a Code of Conduct Public Hearing to discuss proposed changes to the District’s Code of Conduct Policy (Policy 1400) on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 beginning at 5:30 pm. This Public Hearing will take place at Central Administrative Offices, 131 West Broad Street in Conference Room 3A/B.
Interested persons may sign up to speak by noon the day of the public hearing to participate. Speakers who would like to address the Board virtually must state this when they sign up in order to receive this accommodation. Prior to the meeting, an email will be sent with a link to those speakers who signed up to participate virtually.
Anyone wishing to sign up to speak on the Code of Conduct must provide the following information: Name, Telephone Number, Address, and Affiliation (student, parent, community member, or staff member).
Any interested persons who want to sign up to speak AND need an interpreter should sign up by Monday, March 11, 2024.
You may sign up to speak or submit written comments in one of two ways:
- Emailing email@example.com
- Calling 585-262-8525
Written comments will be shared with Board members, posted to the website, and accepted into the public record; however, these will not be read during the Public Hearing. All materials related to this public hearing will be accessible on the District’s BoardDocs page. Viewers may access a live stream of the public hearing on the District's YouTube or Facebook accounts and website at www.rcsdk12.org/rcsdtv.