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8242 CIVILITY, CITIZENSHIP AND CHARACTER EDUCATION/INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION
Civility, Citizenship and Character Education
The Board of Education recognizes that teaching students respect, civility and understanding toward others, as well as the practice and reinforcement of appropriate behavior and values of our society, is an important function of the School System.
Furthermore, the District shall ensure that the course of instruction in grades K through 12 includes a component on civility, citizenship and character education in accordance with Education Law. Character education is the deliberate effort to help students understand, care about, and act upon core ethical values.
Character education shall instruct students on the principles of:
c) Personal responsibility,
d) Respect for others,
e) Observance of laws and rules,
g) Dignity, and other traits which will enhance the quality of students' experiences in, and contributions to, the community.
As determined by the Board of Regents, and as further enumerated in Commissioner's Regulations, the components of character education shall be incorporated in existing
The District encourages the involvement of staff, students, parents and community members in the implementation and reinforcement of character education in the schools.
Education Law Sections 801 and 801-a
Interpersonal Violence Prevention Education
The District will utilize the interpersonal violence prevention education package provided by the State Education Department. These materials will be incorporated as part of the health or other related curricula or programs for students in grades K through 12.
Education Law Section 804(4)