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Gwinnett County Public Schools

Student Conduct Behavior Code - Middle and High School

Gwinnett County Public Schools (“GCPS” or “District”) is committed to creating a safe, positive environment for all of our students, staff, parents, stakeholders, and community partners. GCPS will work to assure that all students and staff are well-motivated, fully aware of their potential, and dedicated to pursue excellence in academic knowledge, skills, and behavior. GCPS believes that all children can thrive in a safe learning environment where students are emotionally and physically safe. The District utilizes a range of activities to recognize, celebrate, and reward positive behavior at the classroom, school, and district levels.

In addition to this Student Conduct Behavior Code (“Code”), GCPS has various policies that govern conduct in the District. Use the Quick Links to find a copy of the Student Conduct Behavior Code on the district website at www.gcpsk12.orgFamilies also may call the Special Assistant to the Superintendent at 678-301-6005.

Student Conduct Behavior Code

Student Conduct Behavior Code Matrix

Important Student Discipline Information

Glossary of Discipline Terms

Responses to Student Behavior

Student Infractions and Behavioral Responses

Rule 1:  Disruption/Interference with School

Rule 2: Damage/Destruction/Misuse of School Property

Rule 3: Damage/Destruction/Misuse of Private Property

Rule 4: Abuse, Threats, Intimidation, Assault, or Battery on a School Employee

Rule 5:  Abuse, Threats, Intimidation, Assault, or Battery by a Student on Another Student or to Any Other Person Not Employed by the School

Rule 6:    Weapons, Dangerous Instruments, and Explosive or Implosive Devices     

Rule 7:    Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Vaping

Rule 8:    Disregard of Directions or Commands

Rule 9:    Sexual Misconduct/Indecency

Rule 10: Unexcused Absences

Rule 11: Other Conduct Subversive to Good Order

Rule 12: Repeated Violations/Misbehavior/Chronic Disciplinary Problem Students    

Rule 13: School Bus Infractions

GCPS Code of Conduct for Athletes

The GIVE Centers

Alternative Disciplinary Consequences

Student Disciplinary Tribunals

Long-term Suspension Re-entry Requirements

Drug and Alcohol Programs

School Safety Tip Line

GCPS Schools are No Bullying Zones