The Eanes ISD board of trustees unanimously approved the 2024-25 student code of conduct during its June 18 meeting, which will include updates to disciplinary action for varying levels of student offenses.

Two-minute impact

The most notable change in the code of conduct is the creation of a violation levels system, as previously reported by Community Impact. The five levels span various offenses and provide disciplinary action for each category.

Language has also been added to acknowledge the district’s new police department and its role in enforcing the code of conduct.

General Counsel Audrey Shakra Hipp added during the June 18 meeting that she and Molly May, assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction and assessment, recently conducted leadership training with principals, assistant principals and other leaders to walk through the proposed changes and receive feedback on how operations are conducted on their campuses.

Along with suggestions made by board members during the June 4 meeting, she said, new minor changes include:
  • Adding the word "hemp" to sections discussing substances, as it was defined but not used
  • Clearly defining the roles of principals and assistant principals, as many assistant principals at the secondary level carry out disciplinary action
  • Differentiating between "calendar days" and "school days" in the violation levels section