to abandon, renounce, disown, cast off or evade; responsibility.
by refusing to hold themselves honestly accountable to the student standard of conduct, the leadership of the aps abdicated its obligation as the senior role models for 98,000 of our sons and daughters.
and as in;
the incontrovertible proof of that abdication was their removal from their own code of conduct, the following specific language and expectation.
in no case shall the standard of conduct for an adult be lower than the standard of conduct for students.