The newest revision of the Code of Conduct for Peekskill schools will be the subject of a public hearing during the June 19 meeting of the Board of Education.
The revisions reflect the state’s new Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) and restrict student use of personal electronic devices (such as cell phones) to the cafeteria. The new version also includes revised penalties for specific violations.
The proposed revisions were presented to the board for the first time June 5. The current version of the code has been in effect since August 2011.
The DASA, which was signed into law in September 2010, takes effect July 1 and helps carry out state policy “to afford all students in public schools an environment free from discrimination and harassment,” according to the introduction to the revised Peekskill code.