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Policy Statement: has been modified to add notice that parents must promptly notify the school of any
change of address, phone number(s) and other contact information and shall promptly reply to school
requests to complete an emergency form at least two times per year.
Scope of the Student Code of Conduct: has been modified to include a Discrimination, Sexual
Harassment, and Retaliation Statement, which explains the appeals process for student victims of alleged
discrimination, sexual harassment or retaliation.
Group 4 – Inappropriate Behaviors (“IB”): adds 4-14 – Use or possession of alcohol in school or at a
school related function or before school or a school related function.
Group 5 – Inappropriate Behaviors: IB 5-14 - modifies language to clarify that students can be
disciplined for using non-CPS computers and social networking websites to stalk, harass, bully, or
intimidate other students or staff members.
Group 5 – Inappropriate Behaviors: adds IB 5-17 – Use or possession of illegal drugs, narcotics,
controlled substances, “look-alikes” of such substances, or contraband, or use of any other substance for the purpose of intoxication in school or at a school related function or before school or before a school related function.
Group 5 – Inappropriate Behaviors: adds IB 5-18 – Second or repeated violation of Inappropriate
Behavior 4-14, use or possession of alcohol in school or at a school related function or before school or
before a school related function.
Group 6 – Inappropriate Behaviors: modifies IB 6-6 to include only sale or delivery of alcohol, illegal
drugs, narcotics, controlled substances, “look-alikes” of such substances, or contraband, or second or
repeated violations of Inappropriate Behavior 5-17.
Appendix C: has been modified to revise the definition of “Chicago Public Schools’ Electronic Network- Related Technologies and Access (“CPS Network”).”
Appendix F: adds new section titled CPS Policy Website to inform students and parents where to
obtain copies of CPS policies. Adds new section titled Administration of Medications Policy to give notice about the Board’s requirements for administering medication to students during school hours.