Joe Dan Mills, Jr. Elementary

Parent Handbook

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. This Code, adopted by the AISD Board of Trustees, 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.

References are made throughout this document to Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code (TEC) 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 on-line:

AISD policies, regulations and exhibits:

You may also obtain copies from your school or by contacting the Office of the Superintendent, 1111 W. Sixth Street, Austin, TX, 78703; Telephone (512) 414-2182.

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.

Student Code of Conduct and Handbook

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 Mel Waxler (414-3974), the Title IX coordinator for the Austin Independent School District.