Revised school disciplinary code encourages counseling, protects special needs students

Monday, August 19, 2013

Education officials are taking a more sensitive approach to student misbehavior for the upcoming school year with a newly revised disciplinary code.

The 2013-14 version of the city’s annually updated guidelines, which will take effect next month when classes resume, include new rules to encourage the use of counseling, reduce bullying and protect students with special needs.

Education Department spokeswoman Margie Feinberg said the changes were meant to promote a better learning environment in the public schools for the city’s 1 million students.

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