DATE: November 6, 2012
TO: THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED
SUBJECT: TEC Chapter 37 Discipline; Law and Order
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) would like to announce the following updates and revision of resources available to all Texas school districts and charter schools at no additional cost for the 2012-2013 school year.
The Positive Proactive Response for Outcome Based Success (PROS) project implements classroom instruction strategies that link to instructional practices, social skills training, and staff coaching support to reduce the number of students placed in disciplinary settings. PROS can assist districts in the use of proven, innovative strategies to deliver intensive professional development. For additional information and training opportunities, please visit www.texaspros.org.
In an effort to provide district-level support and flexibility in the area of discipline, law and order, the following dates and times have been confirmed for statewide TETN trainings.
November 19, 2012 1pm-4pm
December 14, 2012 9am-12pm
January 18, 2013 9am-12pm
February 22, 2013 9am-12pm
April 17, 2013 9am-12pm
The TETNs will serve as additional technical assistance opportunities regarding discipline issues in coordination with statewide services available to school districts. Specific topics and agendas for each TETN will be distributed on the Discipline-Code of Conduct list serve two weeks prior to the scheduled date in order to allow for proper planning.
In order to supplement the TETN opportunities, TEA is creating the Discipline and Student Placement FAQ. This document will be instrumental in the development of best practices for school safety, student discipline and placement procedures, in addition to Chapter 37 references. For those interested in taking an active role in the development of this document, please submit questions and discipline coding scenarios to DAEP@tea.texas.gov. The online document will be updated monthly.
We look forward to working with you as we continue our efforts to make our schools safe for teaching and learning. For more information, please contact me at (512) 463-2395 or by email at Priscilla.Flores@tea.texas.gov.