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My daughter's school has issued a new handbook for next year which says that the "conduct of the student represents the school at school and in the community" and therefor they can be expelled for "fornication". I was surprised by this as I wonder how will they investigate this? how will they prove this happened? Also on the other hand they say that texting and social media bullying is a private matter. HUH? This is such a great school academically which is why we are there but it has some crazy rules the two mentioned above are just the tip of the iceberg.
I would ask the school directly why the text and social media bullying isn't included in the code of conduct.
Part of me has to wonder if it has to do with state laws regarding such conduct and that the students would face possible charges if things got out of hand. Not to mention the definition of bullying isn't clearly defined. Sure, we can all look at some situations where bullying is clear, but others might just be harsh words that hurts someones feelings. Just because one person is hurt by words doesn't mean that there was bullying going on.
I have noticed though that it seems that while schools have anti-bullying policies, they are not very quick to apply punishment to those that violate the rules.
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