The Code of Conduct: Together We Can
Direction & editing: Brothahood Productions | Concept creation: Concrete Rose PublicationsRochester's schools strive to provide a safe and productive learning environment that will help students become successful, 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: students, teachers, administrators and other staff, parents/guardians, and visitors to schools.
The Rochester Board of Education adopted a new Code of Conduct on June 16, 2016. The new code is the product of a year-long community-wide endeavor that involved students, parents, teachers, administrators and District staff, as well as community members.Development of the Code of Conduct was overseen by the Community Task Force on School Climate, a collaboration between the District and numerous stakeholders facilitated by the Rochester Area Community Foundation. The process received support from a variety of places including the Advancement Project; the Alliance for a Quality Education; the Education, Action and Change Committee of Facing Race=Embracing Equity; M.K. Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence; Metro Justice; Rise Up Rochester Inc.; Rochester Area Community Foundation; Rochester City School District; and Teen Empowerment.To read the Code of Conduct Plain Language Summary 2021, click here.To read the Code of Conduct, click here.
For a full list of Board policies related to students, please click here.School Emergency PlansIn addition, each school has a plan for responding to emergency situations that may occur during the school day. These include situations such as medical emergencies, weather-related emergencies, utilities failures (electricity, gas, water), and situations involving school safety and security.The plans enable schools to be prepared in the event of an emergency and to protect the safety and well-being of students, staff, and visitors. Plans are reviewed regularly by school staff and are updated in accordance with directives from District safety officials working in conjunction with state and federal agencies.To view the RCSD District Emergency plan, please click here.