We love our acronymns and code words around here. We'd rather have an acronym for seven words than a single or two word committee name. And then there are codes.
I was at a meeting the other day, and afterwards, walked out near someone I didn't know, so we chatted a bit, introduced ourselves. And the other person asked one of the code words, so I tried to explain. This is a smart person who's been here a while, but the codes are pretty coded. I don't know if the people who use the codes really mean them to be as exclusionary as they feel. (And you know, this is supposed to be the friendly and welcoming midwest, except not so friendly or welcoming sometimes.) I still don't know codes occasionally, and it's hard to ask what they mean after a certain point (depending on who you want to ask and such).
Codes are like administrator jargon. It's as bad as assessment codes. Bleargh.
Does every school do this code thing?