Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Please see the Frequently Asked Questions document for additional information on some of your common questions and concerns. 
  • Parents who have questions or concerns about student discipline decisions arising from violations of the Code should contact the campus principal or Associate Superintendent.
  • Parents who have questions or concerns about discipline arising from violations of the Code for students with disabilities should contact the Department of Special Education.
  • Additional information related to student behavior is contained in each school's student handbook.
  • To provide feedback, questions, or concerns on the 2022-2023 Student Code of Conduct, please fill out this Feedback Form.

Campus Behavior Coordinators (PDF)

Education in this community represents a significant commitment of financial and human resources. The benefits a student derives from this investment depend very much on the student's attitude toward learning and the student's adherence to high standards of behavior.

The Student Code of Conduct that follows is the district's specific response to requirements of Chapter 37: Discipline; Law And Order of the Texas Education Code. The law requires the district to define misconduct that may or must result in a range of specific disciplinary consequences.

This code is an outgrowth of collaboration among district and campus staff, parents, and other community members and was adopted by the AISD Board of Trustees. It provides information and direction to students and parents regarding standards of behavior as well as consequences of misconduct. In the case of conflict between the Student Code of Conduct and board policy, the Student Code of Conduct will prevail.

Code of Conduct Policy and Regulation Access

References are made throughout this document to Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code which governs various aspects of the Student Code of Conduct. The TEC and AISD policies, regulations and exhibits concerning discipline and behavior management can be accessed online:

TEC: https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/ED/htm/ED.37.htm
AISD policies, regulations and exhibits: http://pol.tasb.org/Home/Index/1146

You may also obtain copies from your school or by contacting the
Office of the Superintendent
4000 S. I-H 35 Frontage Rd., Austin, TX 78704
512-414-2182

Code of Conduct Updates

The Student Code of Conduct is updated on an annual basis. During the 2021-2022 school year, an extensive amount of work was done to improve current Student Code of Conduct. A Student Code of Conduct workgroup was tasked with updating the document by addressing three key areas:

  1. Use of plain language and readability
  2. Incorporating Culturally Responsive Restorative Practices
  3. Clear understanding of caregiver/student rights

In addition to the work done by the workgroup, a survey was sent out to parents, students, staff, and community members to gather feedback for updates to the Student Code of Conduct.  See the results of the survey here:

Student Code of Conduct Survey Results

We look forward to sharing the updated document with you for the 2022-2023 school year. 


    The Austin Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or English language skills in its programs and activities.

    The Austin Independent School District believes that a valuable element of education is the development of respect for all individuals, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or other personal attributes.

    Policy Against Sex Discrimination in the Austin Independent School District
    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Public Law 93-318, and regulations thereunder, require that school districts not discriminate against students on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities. Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination. If you have a question or concern about sex discrimination in an educational program or activity within the The Austin Independent School District, please contact Ylise Janssen (512-414-9812), the Title IX coordinator for the Austin Independent School District.