Chapter 37 - Safe Schools Resources
This page provides resources related to student discipline and school safety:
TASB School Safety Resources
The Texas Association of School Boards assists districts with legal and policy matters related to student discipline and safe schools. TASB Policy Service offers a model student code of conduct, in addition to sample policies and forms. TASB Legal Services offers online FAQs on student discipline and safety, and emergency management.
U.S. Department of Education Links
The links listed below contain information relating to student discipline from the U.S. Department of Education:
Office of Safe and Healthy Students
The Office of Safe and Healthy Students replaced the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools effective Sept. 26, 2011. It is housed within the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. The office administers, coordinates, and recommends policies for improving health and safety in schools.
Office of Civil Rights
OCR enforces several Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities that receive Federal funds from the Department of Education.
Texas Education Agency Links
The links listed below contain information relating to student discipline from the Texas Education Agency:
PEIMS: Discipline Data
This resource includes questions and answers, disciplinary action reason codes and definitions, and the chart for determining mandatory and discretionary DAEP placements and expulsions.
Student Attendance Handbook
Chapter 10 of the handbook addresses nontraditional schools, including alternative education programs, juvenile justice alternative education programs, suspension, and expulsion.
Dropout Prevention Information
The link above contains information, statistics, and resources about Texas dropout rates, policy, and programs.
- PEIMS Discipline Data - Questions and Answers
- Chapter 37-Safe Schools Resources | Texas Education Agency
- Texas Significant Disproportionality Crosswalk
- Chapter 37 Discipline Chart July 2021 (tasb.org)
- TASB School Law eSource - Students
- Chapter 37 Annotated
- PEIMS Discipline Data Chart
- 86th Legislation on Student Discipline under Chapter 37
- HB 1952
- "David's Law" SB 179
- Texas State: Texas School Safety Center
- Tashalon Mcdonald
- Rebecca Vega
- Debra Wall