Florida Senate - 2011 SB 228 By Senator Siplin 19-00002-11 2011228__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the code of student conduct; 3 amending s. 1006.07, F.S.; requiring the district 4 school board to include in the code of student conduct 5 adopted by the board an explanation of the 6 responsibilities of each student with regard to 7 appropriate dress and respect for self and others and 8 the role that appropriate dress and respect for self 9 and others has on an orderly learning environment; 10 requiring each district school board to adopt a dress 11 code policy that prohibits a student, while on the 12 grounds of a public school during the regular school 13 day, from wearing clothing that exposes underwear or 14 body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or that 15 disrupts the orderly learning environment; providing 16 disciplinary actions for students who violate the 17 dress code; amending s. 1006.15, F.S.; providing that 18 adherence to appropriate dress and other codes of 19 student conduct is a prerequisite for a student to be 20 eligible to participate in interscholastic 21 extracurricular student activities; reenacting s. 22 1002.23(7), F.S., relating to a parent guide to 23 successful student achievement to be adopted by each 24 school district board, to incorporate the amendment 25 made to s. 1006.07, F.S., in a reference thereto; 26 providing an effective date. 27 28 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 29 30 Section 1. Present paragraphs (d) through (l) of subsection 31 (2) of section s. 1006.07, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as 32 paragraphs (e) through (m), respectively, and a new paragraph 33 (d) is added to that subsection to read: 34 1006.07 District school board duties relating to student 35 discipline and school safety.—The district school board shall 36 provide for the proper accounting for all students, for the 37 attendance and control of students at school, and for proper 38 attention to health, safety, and other matters relating to the 39 welfare of students, including: 40 (2) CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT.—Adopt a code of student 41 conduct for elementary schools and a code of student conduct for 42 middle and high schools and distribute the appropriate code to 43 all teachers, school personnel, students, and parents, at the 44 beginning of every school year. Each code shall be organized and 45 written in language that is understandable to students and 46 parents and shall be discussed at the beginning of every school 47 year in student classes, school advisory council meetings, and 48 parent and teacher association or organization meetings. Each 49 code shall be based on the rules governing student conduct and 50 discipline adopted by the district school board and shall be 51 made available in the student handbook or similar publication. 52 Each code shall include, but is not limited to: 53 (d)1. An explanation of the responsibilities of each 54 student with regard to appropriate dress, respect for self and 55 others, and the role that appropriate dress and respect for self 56 and others has on an orderly learning environment. Each district 57 school board shall adopt a dress code policy that prohibits a 58 student, while on the grounds of a public school during the 59 regular school day, from wearing clothing that exposes underwear 60 or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or that disrupts 61 the orderly learning environment. 62 2. Any student who violates the dress policy described in 63 subparagraph 1. is subject to the following disciplinary 64 actions: 65 a. For a first offense, a student shall be given a verbal 66 warning and the school principal shall call the student’s parent 67 or guardian. 68 b. For a second offense, the student is ineligible to 69 participate in any extracurricular activity for a period of time 70 not to exceed 5 days and the school principal shall meet with 71 the student’s parent or guardian. 72 c. For a third or subsequent offense, a student shall 73 receive an in-school suspension pursuant to s. 1003.01(5) for a 74 period not to exceed 3 days, the student is ineligible to 75 participate in any extracurricular activity for a period not to 76 exceed 30 days, and the school principal shall call the 77 student’s parent or guardian and send the parent or guardian a 78 written letter regarding the student’s in-school suspension and 79 ineligibility to participate in extracurricular activities. 80 Section 2. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section 81 1006.15, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 82 1006.15 Student standards for participation in 83 interscholastic and intrascholastic extracurricular student 84 activities; regulation.— 85 (3)(a) To be eligible to participate in interscholastic 86 extracurricular student activities, a student must: 87 1. Maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 88 scale, or its equivalent, in the previous semester or a 89 cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale, 90 or its equivalent, in the courses required by s. 1003.43(1). 91 2. Execute and fulfill the requirements of an academic 92 performance contract between the student, the district school 93 board, the appropriate governing association, and the student’s 94 parents, if the student’s cumulative grade point average falls 95 below 2.0, or its equivalent, on a 4.0 scale in the courses 96 required by s. 1003.43(1) or, for students who entered the 9th 97 grade prior to the 1997-1998 school year, if the student’s 98 cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, 99 or its equivalent, in the courses required by s. 1003.43(1) 100 which
thatare taken after July 1, 1997. At a minimum, the 101 contract must require that the student attend summer school, or 102 its graded equivalent, between grades 9 and 10 or grades 10 and 103 11, as necessary. 104 3. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above on 105 a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent, in the courses required by s. 106 1003.43(1) during his or her junior or senior year. 107 4. Maintain satisfactory conduct, including adherence to 108 appropriate dress and other codes of student conduct policies 109 described in s. 1006.07(2). and,If a student is convicted of, 110 or is found to have committed, a felony or a delinquent act that 111 whichwould have been a felony if committed by an adult, 112 regardless of whether adjudication is withheld, the student’s 113 participation in interscholastic extracurricular activities is 114 contingent upon established and published district school board 115 policy. 116 Section 3. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment 117 made by this act to section 1006.07, Florida Statutes, in a 118 reference thereto, subsection (7) of section 1002.23, Florida 119 Statutes, is reenacted to read: 120 1002.23 Family and School Partnership for Student 121 Achievement Act.— 122 (7) Each school district shall develop and disseminate a 123 parent guide to successful student achievement, consistent with 124 the guidelines of the Department of Education, which addresses 125 what parents need to know about their child’s educational 126 progress and how parents can help their child to succeed in 127 school. The guide must: 128 (a) Be understandable to students and parents; 129 (b) Be distributed to all parents, students, and school 130 personnel at the beginning of each school year; 131 (c) Be discussed at the beginning of each school year in 132 meetings of students, parents, and teachers; 133 (d) Include information concerning services, opportunities, 134 choices, academic standards, and student assessment; and 135 (e) Provide information on the importance of student health 136 and available immunizations and vaccinations, including, but not 137 limited to: 138 1. A recommended immunization schedule in accordance with 139 United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 140 recommendations. 141 2. Detailed information regarding the causes, symptoms, and 142 transmission of meningococcal disease and the availability, 143 effectiveness, known contraindications, and appropriate age for 144 the administration of any required or recommended vaccine 145 against meningococcal disease, in accordance with the 146 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization 147 Practices of the United States Centers for Disease Control and 148 Prevention. 149 150 The parent guide may be included as a part of the code of 151 student conduct that is required in s. 1006.07(2). 152 Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.