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Conduct and Discipline Code

2017-2018 Broward Community Schools Conduct and Discipline Code for Adult Students In Technical, Adult, And Community Education

  1. All provisions of state, county, and municipal criminal codes as well as School Board policies apply to adult students while they are under the jurisdiction of The School Board of Broward County, Florida.
  2. Any adult student who engages in behavior which is in violation of any section of the criminal code may be referred by the school administrator to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Such behavior may result in the involuntary withdrawal of the student from school for a period of time to be determined by the administrator.
  3. While under the jurisdiction of The School Board of Broward County, Florida, adult students may not possess or use knives or guns or use any other object defined as a weapon. The possession of a concealed weapon permit does not allow students to possess a firearm on their person or in their automobile while on campus.
  4. Adult students may not be in possession of or under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or other mood altering substances while under the jurisdiction of The School Board of Broward County, Florida.
  5. Violation of Rule 3 or 4 shall result in the student being involuntarily withdrawn from all adult, alternative, technical, and community schools for one school year from the date of the infraction.
  6. Adult students may not wear clothing, jewelry, buttons, haircuts, or other items or markings which are suggestive, revealing, or indecent; associated with gangs or cults; encourage drugs, alcohol, or violence; or support discrimination on the basis of color, disability, ethnicity, gender, linguistic differences, marital status, national origin, race, religion, socioeconomic background, or sexual orientation.
  7. Behavior which is not illegal but does not meet the Conduct and Discipline Code for adults shall be managed in the following manner:< /br> a. The staff person first observing the unacceptable behavior shall meet and discuss the behavior with the student and inform him/her of the consequences if the behavior continues;< /br> b. If the unacceptable behavior continues, the student shall be referred to the appropriate administrator for action;< /br> c. If the student does not modify his/her behavior after intervention by the administrator, the administrator may suspend the student from the program for up to 10 days or involuntarily withdraw the student from the school for a period of time not to exceed one school year from the date of the infraction.
  8. A K-12 student who has been expelled or suspended from the K-12 program may not be accepted for enrollment as an adult student until after the duration of expulsion or suspension. Students who participate in an alternative to external suspension program are not considered suspended.
  9. Adult students disciplined under any of the above rules may appeal the decision by following the student grievance procedure.

“Adults” are defined as individuals beyond compulsory school age who have legally left the K-12 school program or are high school students who are co-enrolled in an adult program. For co-enrolled high school students, the District’s Code of Student Conduct applies.