The Fayette County school board has a new code of conduct for students to follow with the hopes of cutting down on student suspensions.
The new code covers everything from disruptive behavior in the classroom to “twerking” at school dances. Students are not allowed to show public displays of affection, must follow instructions given by adults in the classroom and on busses, may not mimic teachers and are forbidden from dancing in any way that is considered sexually provocative.
This is the first time in nine years that the Fayette County Schools Code of Conduct has been updated. The new rules allow students to make up any missed work if they are suspended so that they do not fall behind academically. In the past only tests, term papers and major projects could be made-up.
District officials say they will look for ways to discipline students before a suspension is given. They are hopeful that the revised rules are so specific; students will have a clear vision of what is expected of them while they are in the classroom, on the busses and at school functions.