• Student Bill of Rights

    Chancellor's Regulations

    For more information or or if you have questions, please contact the Office of Safety and Youth Development at 212-374-6807.


    Student Internet safety - 

    Students Using the Department’s Internet Systems

    • Students must not reveal personal information about themselves or other persons on social networking sites, in chat rooms, in emails or other direct electronic communications, or any other forum over the Internet. For example, students must not reveal their home address, or telephone or cell phone number. Students must not display photographs of themselves, or the images of others.
    • Students should not meet in person anyone they have met only on the Internet.
    • Students must promptly disclose to their teacher or other school employee any message or other activity they receive that is inappropriate or makes them feel uncomfortable.
    • Students should not allow Department computers to save their passwords

    The Department reserves the right to amend and/or revise this policy at any time as the need arises. This policy is available upon request and in soft copy.

    Inquiries pertaining to this regulation should be addressed to:

    NYC Department of Education
    Office of Communications and Media Relations
    52 Chambers Street, Room 314
    New York, NY 10007

    Phone: 212-374-5141
    Fax: 212-374-5584



    Discipline Code

    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 Student Bill of Rights

    Ensuring that every child learns in safe, supportive, and inclusive schools is our top priority. To do this, we use preventive approaches that address the real causes of a conflict as well as reinforcing positive behaviors through teachable moments. The Discipline Code outlines the standards of behavior and the responses if these standards are not met. We encourage you to become familiar with these standards and discuss them at home.

    The current version of the Discipline Code includes input from principals, teachers, safety administrators, parents, students, and advocacy groups.

    Parents who want to discuss supports and interventions in response to student behavior should contact their child’s school, including the Parent Coordinator, or, if necessary, the Family Support Coordinator in your District Office.

    Code of Conduct and District-wide Safety Plan

    The Code of Conduct and District-Wide Safety Plan was posted for public comment on August 29, 2019 and was adopted on October 1, 2019 after a public hearing that was held on September 27, 2019.

    In addition, the Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning (the Discipline Code), was posted for public comment on June 28, 2019 and was adopted on September 4, 2019 following engagement sessions that were held in each borough on June 29, July 1, July 2, July 16, July 17, July 29, July 30 (a city-wide session) and August 1 (for students) 2019. These were attended by various community members, including student, teacher, administrator and parent organizations, and security personnel.