DOE Discipline Code

From the NYC Department of Education

The Discipline Code is also known as the Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning. It:

  • Is age-specific with one set for grades K-5 and another for grades 6-12.
  • Explains the standards for behavior in the New York City public schools.
  • Describes supports, interventions, and disciplinary responses that schools can use when students demonstrate unwelcome behavior.
  • Explains how you can appeal decisions.
  • Includes the K-12 Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.

The Discipline Code is available in multiple languages on the DOE Website; please see links below:

Downloadable PDFs of the Letters to Families related to the Discipline Code are available at the bottom of the page. Click on the link to open,