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Code of Discipline

It falls upon educators to create a cooperative learning environment where students are safe to express themselves in all their diversity. It is also the responsibility of educators to teach children that diversity is something to be celebrated, not ridiculed and that use of hurtful words is unacceptable. A system wide Code of Discipline will help reduce name calling. Unacceptable behavior could include willful, obscene, abusive or profane language or gestures (including racial, religious, ethnic or sexual slurs). Specific consequences for infractions of the code could be initiated. With system-wide support, commitment and policies a discipline code is very effective in eliminating name-calling not only in the classroom, but also in the hallways and playgrounds where it is more pervasive.

Source: Alone No More, Minnesota Department of Education