Thursday, July 23, 2009


Everyday, "we the people", lose a little bit more of our liberties at every level of government. The recent approval of the Roxbury High School Township School Student Code of Conduct by the majority of the Roxbury School Board proved to be no exception. This Student Code of Conduct states the following: "The Code of Conduct is in effect beginning on July 1 preceding a student's freshman year and concluding with the pupil's graduation from Roxbury High School. It is in effect for twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year including periods when school is in recess or is not in session".

We strongly opposed this Student Code of Conduct because we felt it wrongly crosses the line into parental authority. Parents, not the school district's, should have the sole responsibility for their children's behavior when school is not in session.

The Morris County Daily Record is conducting a survey about your thoughts on Student Codes of Conduct in public schools. We urge you to take the time to fill out this survey:

Thank you.

Maureen Castriotta and Chris Rogers
Roxbury Township School Board Members

Please note: We are speaking on our own behalf and not that of the Roxbury Township Board of Education. The opinions expressed are our own and do not represent those of the board, individual board members, or district employees.