The Department of Pupil Discipline/Student Activities/School Safety will provide quality services to the Superintendent’s cabinet, principals and their staffs and communities in maintaining a safe and orderly environment for student learning and achievement; will provide oversight for selected school safety programs; and oversight for student activities programs.
The Department of Pupil Discipline/Student Activities/School Safety is a quality focused, customer driven department whose success is built upon its talented and motivated people. The department cares about students and their communities, the schools they attend, and the educators who provide opportunities for student learning and achievement. Continuous improvement in pupil discipline, school safety, and student activities is the way the department conducts business.
Department values are:
In accordance with Title IX, Chesapeake City School Board and all Chesapeake Public Schools are committed to avoiding discrimination at all times. As School Board Policy 3-6 indicates:
The school board is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all and shall not permit unfair discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. This principle shall apply to students, employees, patrons, vendors and all others who serve or are served by the school system . . .
This requirement extends to all aspects of the school program, including the educational and extracurricular programs.
Procedures for seeking resolution of grievances resulting from alleged discrimination are outlined in our full District Title IX Policy. Under no circumstances shall school personnel retaliate in any way against a victim or other school personnel who have provided information as a witness to an incident of discrimination.
Chesapeake Public Schools Bullying Initiative
Chesapeake Public Schools will not tolerate any type of bullying, including cyber bullying, even if it occurs outside of school on electronic devices not owned by Chesapeake Public Schools. Students engaged in bullying behaviors will be subject to disciplinary action, which may include suspension and/or a recommendation for expulsion. Incidents in which the behavior is believed to constitute criminal activity will also be referred to the proper law enforcement officials.
Per the code of Virginia (§ 22.1-276.01) bullying is defined as:
“…any aggressive and unwanted behavior that is intended to harm, intimidate, or humiliate the victim; involves a real or perceived power imbalance between the aggressor or aggressors and victim; and is repeated over time or causes severe emotional trauma. “Bullying” includes cyber bullying. “Bullying” does not include ordinary teasing, horseplay, argument, or peer conflict.”
Information on cyberbullying from the Virginia Department of Education.