Pittsburgh schools to clarify codes of conduct

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Refusing to remove a baseball cap in school or being in the hallway after the late bell rings are not offenses one might expect would land a student in the court system.

But under the current definition of "disorderly conduct" in the Pittsburgh Public Schools Code of Student Conduct, that's what has happened, said Nancy Potter, a staff attorney at the Education Law Center.

School officials do not take every offense coded as disorderly conduct to the local court.

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