Public Comment Invited
Buffalo Public Schools has concluded its Public Input Forums and is continuing to request input from school and community stakeholders (school staff, students, parents, and community members).
Comment on BPS Code of Conduct. The document, Standards for Community-wide Conduct and Intervention Supports, has been posted by the school district for public review. You are invited to comment using the online comment card.
If you have any questions, please contact Heath Frisch, Director of Student Support Services at 816-3547 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK HERE to download the Standards for Community-wide Conduct and Intervention Supports.
CLICK HERE for a copy of the Public Input Feedback Presentation (Saturday, March 25, 2017) that provides a summary of the feedback that school and community stakeholder have provided over the past seven months.
Code of Conduct 2017-2018
(From the Buffalo Publoic Schools Website)
See Related Files below to download the Code of Conduct & the Plain Language Summary.
Plain Language Summary
Pursuant to the requirement of Project SAVE (“Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act”), the Board of Education of the Buffalo City School District has prepared this Plain Language Summary of the Code of Conduct.
This Plain Language Summary will be distributed to both students and parents in accordance with the Project SAVE legislation. The terms of this Plain Language Summary are provided for convenient reference. The specific terms of Code of Conduct itself will govern in all cases.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct is applicable to all persons on school property or attending a school function except where a specific provision of the Code indicates that it is applicable only to a certain group of people. This summary will focus on the rules applicable to students and parents.
The rules set forth in the Code are not the only standards governing the conduct and performance of District students, employees and visitors; it is not intended to, and shall not, limit the authority of the District to take appropriate responsive action upon grounds not listed in the Code, including conduct off school premises in appropriate situations.
Official Code of Conduct(PDF -1.04 MB)
Summarized Code of Conduct 2016-17(Parent Version)(DOC -855 KB)
Restorative Outcomes: PBIS and the Restorative Approach(PPTX -311 KB)
Summarized Code of Conduct 2016-17 (Spanish Version)(DOC -853 KB)
2015-2016 - Code of Conduct Spanish
Code of Conduct-Arabic(PDF -289 KB)
Code of Conduct-Karen(PDF -3.29 MB)
Code of Conduct-Nepali(PDF -511 KB)
Code of Conduct-Somali(PDF -623 KB)
Public Input Feedback Presentation(PDF -561 KB)
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The Buffalo Public School
District does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's actual or
perceived race, color, creed, religion, religious practice, national origin,
ethnic group, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), gender
identity, sexual orientation (the term "sexual orientation" means
heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or asexuality ), political
affiliation, age, marital status, military status, veteran status, disability,
weight, domestic violence victim status, arrest or conviction record, genetic
information or any other basis prohibited by New York state and/or federal
non-discrimination laws in its programs and activities and provides equal access
to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the
District's non-discrimination policies should be directed to
Brian T. Lorentz, Deputy
Director of Human Resources
719 City Hall
Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 816-3579