Student Discipline

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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 (TEA) 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), §37.0832(c), requires local education agencies (LEAs) to adopt policies and procedures concerning bullying prevention. Senate Bill 2050, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021, added TEC, §37.0832(c-1), requiring the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to adopt minimum standards for the bullying prevention policies and procedures LEAs adopt under TEC, §37.0832(c). TEA finalized its Minimum Standards for Bullying Prevention Policies and Procedures January 31, 2023.

Student Discipline Program Technical Resources and Samples

Technical Resources

Student Discipline Professional Development Training Registration