The Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 37 establishes the statutes related to student
discipline, law and order in public schools. Individual school districts
write and enforce student disciplinary policies that comply with the statutes.
The TEA Chapter 37 -
Discipline; Law and Order Unit
TEA's Chapter 37 - Discipline, Law, and Order unit has the following responsibilities for Texas schools:
- Provides leadership to school districts with
information needed to create local disciplinary policies in line with
Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code (TEC).
- Provides a central point of contact within TEA for
agency staff, parents, students, public and private agencies, and others
seeking clarification concerning discipline, law and order under the Texas
- Provides assistance in recording PEIMS 425 Records Data
from all school districts relating to disciplinary actions required by TEC
Chapter 37 and Federal Law.
- Works with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and
other agencies on school safety.
The following reports and links are available resources on school discipline: