FO(LEGAL) - STUDENT DISCIPLINE

Student Code of Conduct

Specify the circumstances, in accordance with Education Code Chapter 37, Subchapter A, under which a student may be removed from a classroom, campus, disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP), or vehicle owned or operated by the district.

Specify conditions that authorize or require a principal or other appropriate administrator to transfer a student to a DAEP.

Outline conditions under which a student may be suspended, as provided by Education Code 37.005 [see FOB], or expelled, as provided by Education Code 37.007 [see FOD].

Specify that consideration will be given, as a factor in each decision concerning suspension, removal to a DAEP, expulsion, or placement in a juvenile justice alternative education program (JJAEP), regardless of whether the decision concerns a mandatory or discretionary action, to:

Self-defense;

Intent or lack of intent at the time the student engaged in the conduct;

A student's disciplinary history; or

A disability that substantially impairs the student's capacity to appreciate the wrongfulness of the student's conduct.

Provide guidelines for setting the length of removal to a DAEP or of expulsion. Except as provided by Education Code 37.007(e) (Gun-Free Schools Act [see FOD]), a district is not required to specify a minimum term of removal or expulsion.

Address the notification of the parent or guardian of a student's violation of the Student Code of Conduct that results in suspension, removal to a DAEP, or expulsion.

Prohibit bullying, harassment, and making hit lists and ensure that district employees enforce those prohibitions.

Provide, as appropriate for students at each grade level, methods, including options, for:

Managing students in the classroom, on school grounds, and on a vehicle owned or operated by the district;

Disciplining students; and

Preventing and intervening in student discipline problems, including bullying, harassment, and making hit lists.

Include an explanation of the provisions regarding refusal of entry to or ejection from district property under Education Code 37.105 [see GKA], including the appeal process established under 37.105(h).

Changes in SCOC

Posting

Notice to Parents

Noncustodial Parent

Copies to Staff

Campus Behavior Coordinator

Duties

Notice to Parents

No Unsupervised Setting

Continuation of Disciplinary Action

Opportunity to Complete Courses

Seclusion

Is designed solely to seclude a person; and

Contains less than 50 square feet of space.

Is employed or commissioned by a school district; or

Provides, as a school resource officer, a regular police presence on a school district campus under a memorandum of understanding between the district and a local law enforcement agency.

Exceptions

A peace officer performing law enforcement duties; or

An educational services provider with whom a student is placed by a judicial authority, unless the services are provided in an educational program of a school district.

"Law Enforcement Duties"

Restraint Reports

Corporal Punishment

Parent Statement

Definition

Use of Force to Maintain Discipline

Videotapes and Recordings

Reports

Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs

Information identifying the student, including the student's race, sex, and date of birth, that will enable TEA to compare placement data with information collected through other reports;

Information indicating whether the placement was based on:

Conduct violating the Student Code of Conduct;

Conduct for which a student may be removed from class by a teacher [see FOA and the Student Code of Conduct];

Conduct for which placement in a DAEP is required [see FOC and the Student Code of Conduct]; or

Conduct occurring while a student was enrolled in another district and for which placement in a DAEP is permitted by Education Code 37.008(j);

The number of full or partial days the student was assigned to the program and the number of full or partial days the student attended the program; and

The number of placements that were inconsistent with the guidelines on length of placement in the Student Code of Conduct.

Expulsions

Information identifying the student, including the student's race, sex, and date of birth, that will enable TEA to compare placement data with information collected through other reports;

Information indicating whether the expulsion was based on:

Conduct for which expulsion is required, including information specifically indicating whether a student was expelled for bringing a firearm to school; or

Conduct for which expulsion is permitted;

The number of full or partial days the student was expelled;

Information indicating whether:

The student was placed in a JJAEP;

The student was placed in a DAEP; or

The student was not placed in a JJAEP or other alternative education program; and

The number of expulsions that were inconsistent with the guidelines on length of expulsion in the Student Code of Conduct.

Lockhart ISD

FO(LEGAL)-P

UPDATE 109

DATE ISSUED: 10/10/2017