Code of Student Conduct & District Plans
Code of Student Conduct
The School District of DeSoto County strives to foster an atmosphere of learning and informed decision making wherein students can be successful with an understanding of expectations, process, rights, consequences and opportunity for success. The Code of Student Conduct outlines the rights and responsibilities of students, behavioral expectations, prohibited conduct, and an overview of the conduct process. Definitions for terminology as well as acronyms used throughout the Code of Student Conduct may be found throughout the document as well as within Appendix II. The School Board of DeSoto County approves the Code of Student Conduct annually. This document is distributed to all stakeholders via hard copy or electronic means.
Dropout Prevention Plan
This Dropout Prevention Plan is created and/or reviewed annually by the School District of DeSoto County’s Dropout Prevention Task Force as a means to raise the graduation rate as well as decrease the dropout rate for the School District of DeSoto County. This plan contains historical information pertaining to the District's dropout and graduation rates. Within the plan focus areas identified and strategies addressing each focus area are included. This plan is presented to and approved by the School Board of DeSoto County annually. The 2020-2021 plan is currently in development.
Student Progression Plan
This Student Progression Plan is developed annually and approved by the School Board of DeSoto County. This plan provides information pertaining to student progression from one grade to another based upon the mastery of standards. Graduation requirements and diploma pathways and options are also reviewed in this plan. Every year the plan is updated to align with current legislative requirements.
Mental Health Assistance Plan
The School District of DeSoto County has constructed a Mental Health Assistance Plan to provide internal structures as well as external support to identify and address the mental health needs of the students, including: Identification, assessment, diagnosis, intervention, treatment and recovery. This plan is updated annually and is approved by the School Board and submitted to the Florida Department of Education for approval.
Florida Department of Education Implementation Plans