The DeKalb County Board of Education follows a district-wide approach to the administration of disciplinary procedures. Every year each student receives a copy of the Code of Student Conduct, Student Rights and Responsibilities and Character Development Handbook. This handbook provides information regarding inappropriate behavior. Specific offenses and their consequences are clearly described in this handbook. Also this handbook includes important information related to student records, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and other rights and responsibilities.
Each student is responsible for reviewing the Student Rights and Responsibilities Booklet each year. Parents/guardians and students should read the Code of Student Conduct, Student Rights and Responsibilities and Character Development Handbook and discuss its contents together. A signed acknowledgement of receipt is required from each student and parent/guardian. During the first week of the school year, this booklet will be discussed in class and students will be tested on its content. Student’s test scores are recorded.