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Aiken County School Board mulls changes to ‘Code of Student Conduct’

Larry WoodMay 17, 2019

More clearly defined dress codes for middle and high school students were among the recommended revisions to the “Code of Student Conduct” that members of the Aiken County School Board heard Tuesday.

Other recommendations include changes regarding cheating, larceny, harassment of students and staff, possession of a firearm and disruption of school through a threat on social media.

The board approved unanimously the proposed revisions on first reading at its regular meeting. Final reading will be at the Board’s meeting May 28.

Johnny Spears, the hearing officer for Aiken County Public Schools, outlined the changes, which the district’s Discipline Code Committee recommended. The committee comprises more than 50 people, including teachers, school administrators, parents, community members and some high school students.

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