Trustees will discuss updates to Round Rock ISD's policies governing foreign exchange student admissions and bullying April 18. Potential updates include the removal of a cap on the number of foreign exchange students the district can accept, as well as the addition of language regarding identity-based bullying.

What you need to know

Drafts of the foreign exchange policy updates include the following revisions:
  • Removal of the five-student cap for foreign exchange enrollment
  • Clarification of the enrollment timeline for applicants
Revisions to the district's bullying policy include:
  • The addition of identity-based bullying to the policy's coverage
  • Clarification of how many students may contribute to a bullying incident
  • The addition of acts including physical contact, intimidation using gestures and words, as well as slurs
  • A section committing the district to bullying prevention and response
  • The addition of supportive measures for students impacted by bullying
  • Additional notices to guardians of bullying incidents and district action
What's next

Trustees will discuss the policies at their next meeting, per the board agenda, and the policies may be brought back to the board for a vote at a future meeting.