NYC DOE Discipline Code

The NYC Department of Education (DOE) Discipline Code, also known as the Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning:

  • Is age-specific with one set for grades K-5 and another for grades 6-12.
  • Explains the standards for behavior in the New York City public schools.
  • Describes supports, interventions, and disciplinary responses that schools can use when students demonstrate unwelcome behavior.
  • Explains how you can appeal decisions.
  • Includes the K-12 Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.


The English version of the Discipline code for grades K-5 can be found here:


The document above is also available in various additional languages at the following official NYC DoE website:


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