Thursday, May 19, 2011

GCSD's Code of Conduct Swells To 30 Pages!!

 
The Greece Central School District Board of Education will host a public hearing on proposed changes to the district’s Code of Conduct at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. Community members interested in speaking can sign up to do so that evening beginning at 6PM. You cannot call to pre-register. Here is a draft of the amended Code of Conduct. The sections that have been adjusted include: harassment, bullying, police and vehicle searches, and the use of technology. If changes to the Code of Conduct are approved, the Plain Language Summary would be modified accordingly.

SCATS ~~ Who the heck do they expect to read this tome?
  

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is insanely long to plow through. No wonder discipline is such a problem. Maybe the board should have a policy that reigns in their bureaucracy?

Anonymous said...

They should use this document as a test to get out of high school (graduate). Make sure they can read it. Make them answer essay questions to see if they understand it. If they can't, then either the policy is poorly written or the students poorly educated. Either way, it's a heads up issue for the boe.

SCATS said...

To 12:53PM ~~ Love the idea!

Anonymous said...

Probably not too hard to pass. We'll make 55 passing, the because the test is hard, we;'ll mark it on a curve. Since everyone is above average, they'll all pass!

Anonymous said...

So I waded through it. A LOT of stuff concerning student attire, but NOTHING concerning teacher/staff/administration.

The district has somehow also managed to suspend the fourth amendment concerning car searches.

SCATS said...

To 3:14PM ~~ Don't forget to award bonus points if they think about it over the summer ;)

To 4:28PM ~~ GCSD is all about "Do as I say, not as I do."

Anonymous said...

They don;t even enforce the dress code in middle school there are exceptions to everything.

SCATS said...

To 9:34PM ~~ And Odyssey picks & chooses which policies they will follow. The BOE writes policies that they themselves are supposed to follow, but they ignore it. The message sent to student is that the rules are made to be broken, and so they do.

Anonymous said...

Well that certainly is one all encompassing Code right there.

Never have I seen such a load of crap that wasn't being pulled by a John Deere tractor in a spreader.

It sure is nice of GCSD to create so much litigation potential for a crop of hungry lawyers. I'll be waiting for the TV commercial. Kid in Greece Schools, don't wait, call now, Sheister & Associates will not only get your kid a Diploma, we'll get tuition money too.

Anonymous said...

And what rule did Odyssey break now? Man, you people gotta let this go- this hatred for Odyssey.

SCATS said...

To 5:39AM ~~ When a BOE member complained that Odyssey was flagrantly ignoring portions of the Code of Conduct a few years ago, the principal comes marching into the next BOE meeting to 'splain why her chickadees don't need to follow district policy the way other schools must. Nothing elitist at all 'bout that school ;)

Anonymous said...

Tell you what, Marylizbeth her brother and I all talked this code of conduct thing over, and we decided to use it as one of them learning experiences for the kids. We figure they gotta live by it they shold know what the heck in there. Let me tell you, we were dang disappointed. Eustice, he's the one in 7th grade went to reading it aloud, and that boy simply cannot read. Now we gotta wonder why he's on Honor Roll, and why the hell he can't read, we never get anything but glowing reports on that boy.

We set LeeOtis down to read he's our Junior, and he could sort of stumble along with the reading. He did have a question though, the thing says students under 21 years old, will it apply to him or not, he'll be 23 in July next. Now LeeOtis gets to that part about students not being allowed to have all them weapons, and he brought up another point. What if he farts in class, is that one of them prohibited gasses? That boy has cleared the church meeting a time or 2.

Then there's the thing about skirt length being at the tips of a girl's fingers with her arms extended. Well what about my niece with the infantile arm? Idon't want to mention where her skirt would be.

This whole shebang is messed up. Did the GCSD make this up all by themselves or did they borrow it from some stupid district?

Anonymous said...

What is with the no undergarments showing? That's going to be difficult for a lot of the teachers and administrators. Couple of them young female teachers seem to have something to show just about 5 days a week and there's that one "counselor" who seems to be a little confused about ties. Seems like 3 days a week he's wandering with his shirttail sticking out his fly.

What about poor kids who wear clothing too large passed down from older brothers? Seems like they have a lot of trouble keeping their pants up. Lets not forget some poor girls who have to wear their clothes too long and they get real tight. Not everybody can afford frequent trips to Goodwill or the Salvation Army Store.

Anonymous said...

Bring in uniforms!