Student Discipline in Texas
Texas public schools are required to develop and enforce various student discipline policies that follow Texas Education Code and federal law. These policies include a student code of conduct outlining disciplinary actions taken based on student behavior. The Texas Education Agency's (°Ä²Ê¿ª½±Íø) Student Discipline Program provides guidance to local education agencies (LEAs) and regional education service centers (ESCs) on these disciplinary policies, procedures, and discipline data reporting requirements.
Bullying Prevention Policies and Procedures
Texas Education Code (TEC), Â§37.0832(c), requires local education agencies (LEAs) to adopt policies and procedures concerning bullying prevention. Senate Bill 2050, 87thÌýTexas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021, added TEC, Â§37.0832(c-1), requiring the °Ä²Ê¿ª½±Íø to adopt minimum standards for the bullying prevention policies and procedures LEAs adopt under TEC, Â§37.0832(c). °Ä²Ê¿ª½±Íø finalized its Minimum Standards for Bullying Prevention Policies and Procedures January 31, 2023.
Student Discipline Program Technical Resources and Samples
- PEIMS Discipline Data - Questions and Answers
- PEIMS Discipline Data - Disciplinary Action Reason Codes and Definitions
- PEIMS Discipline Data - Chart for Determining Mandatory and Discretionary DAEP Placements and Expulsions