• Wichita Public Schools Student Code of Conduct

    What are our Behavior Expectations for Students?

    All students are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous, considerate manner with care for the safety and welfare of others at school, at school sponsored activities and on school buses being used to transport students for the school district.  The Wichita Public School District uses two systems of expectations for student behavior, CHAMPS and ACHIEVE.

    What is CHAMPS?

    CHAMPS is a system of behavior expectations used in each of our elementary schools.

    CHAMPS helps to:

    • Reinforce positive behaviors
    • Reduce classroom disruptions and office referrals
    • Improve classroom climate
    • Increase student on-task behavior
    • Establish respectful and civil interactions

    What is ACHIEVE?

    ACHIEVE is part of a continuing, district-wide initiative used in our secondary schools.

    ACHIEVE offers proactive and positive strategies for improving:

    • Schoolwide responsibility and discipline
    • Positive Behavior Support
    • Motivation
    • School culture and climate

    Mandatory Reporting

    Kansas Law (KSA 38-2223 and 72-6143) may require the involvement of outside agencies such as the Department for Children and Families and law enforcement.  

    Why We Have a Student Code of Conduct

    The purpose of our Student Code of Conduct, which reflects our Board of Education Policies, is to communicate clear expectations for student  behavior. Proper student behavior is necessary to ensure academic success, safety and the best possible learning environment.

    Students and Parents should be familiar with these policies:

    • P1462 – Assault and/or Battery of Staff Member
    • P1464 – Student Behavior
    • P1465 – Alcohol, Drugs, Drug Paraphernalia, and/or Other Controlled Substances
    • P1466 – Possession or Use of Weapons
    • P1470 - Search and Seizure – Students and Their Personal Possessions and School Facilities
    • P2216 - Visitors
    • P2361 – Law Enforcement Contact with Students
    • P5113 – Suspension and/or Expulsion of Students
    • P5116 – Emergency Safety Interventions
    • P5502 – Student Privacy

    Review these or any Board of Education policy by visiting www.usd259.org.  Click the About WPS tab, then click Board of Education and go to BOE Policies.  


    What are the consequences for violating the Student Code of  Conduct and Board of Education Policies?

    Consequences may include:

    • Verbal or written warnings to the student
    • Student conference
    • Removal of classroom and/or school privileges
    • Parent/Student conference
    • Repairing the harm through restorative practice strategies
    • Removal from the classroom
    • Loss of transportation privileges
    • Lunch detention, after-school detention and/or Saturday school
    • In-school suspension (five school days or less)
    • Short-term suspension from school (10 school days or less)
    • Reassignment to another school
    • Extended suspension from school not to exceed 90 school days
    • Expulsion from school not to exceed 186 school days


    What is the process for disciplining students?

    The authority to suspend, to propose an extended suspension or expulsion is delegated to the principal or designee by the Board of Education in Policy 5113 and laws of the State of Kansas.

    When a student receives a short-term suspension, that student must be provided with an informal   hearing.

    The hearing includes the rights of the student:

    • To be present at the hearing;
    • To be informed of the charges;
    • To be informed of the basis for the accusation; and
    • To make statements in defense of the charges.

    Students proposed to be suspended for an extended term or to be expelled shall be given written notice of a formal hearing; provided procedural due process rights and provided an appeal process as listed in Policy 5113.

    When considering possible courses of action for students with disabilities in regard to alleged violations of school rules, policies and regulations, procedural due process rights are guaranteed under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and applicable Kansas statutes and regulations. 


    Wichita Public Schools: Statement of Non-Discrimination

    The Wichita Public Schools is committed to ensuring an environment that is free of discrimination, and to fostering a climate in which all employees and students may participate, contribute and grow to their fullest potential.  Harassment and disparate treatment will not be permitted or condoned in Wichita Public Schools.  The Wichita Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status or other legally protected classifications in its programs and activities.  All Wichita Public Schools employees have the responsibility to support this statement.

    The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination statement:

    Section 504 Coordinator for Adults and Title IX Coordinator for Adults and Students
    903 South Edgemoor, Wichita, KS 67218
    (316) 973-4420

    Section 504 Coordinator for Students
    903 South Edgemoor, Wichita, KS 67218
    (316) 973-4475



    Click here for a printable version of the Student Code of Conduct






Last Modified on April 9, 2021