Does the state outline reporting requirements for suspension and expulsion?

School Discipline

Does the state outline reporting requirements for suspension and expulsion?

August 2018


Alabama Not specified in statute or regulation.
Alaska Districts must annually report to the Department incidents of: violence, weapons, suspension/expulsion involving violence or a weapon. Alaska Admin. Code tit. 4, 06.250
Arizona Districts must annually report to the Department the number of suspensions and expulsions that involve: possession, use or sale of an illegal substance. Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 15-843
Arkansas State Department of Education must develop annual report at the school, district and state level on exclusionary discipline, in-school suspension and corporal punishment. Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-516
California School districts must maintain data on student expulsion and may be required to report that data to the superintendent. Cal. Educ. Code § 48916.1
Colorado Boards of Education must annually report to the State Board of Education on the number of students expelled from schools within the district. Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 22-33-105
Connecticut Local and Regional Boards of Education must submit information on in-school and out-of-school suspensions, expulsions and school-based arrests to the Commissioner of Education as part of the strategic school profile. The Department of Education must examine and disaggregate the data by school, race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability status, socio-economic status, disability status, and violation type. The Department of Education must submit a report to the State Board of Education regarding the data. Conn. Gen. State. Ann. § 10-220
Conn. Gen. State. Ann. § 10-233n
Delaware The Department of Education must compile and release an annual report on student discipline in all schools, including information on out-of-school suspensions, in-school suspensions, expulsions and assignments to alternative schools. This information must be disaggregated by race, ethnicity, gender, grade, limited English proficiency, incident type, duration and disability status. Delaware Senate Bill 85-1 (2018)
District of Columbia Educational institutions must maintain discipline data for each student. Each local education agency must submit a report to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) disaggregated by demographic categories. OSSE must create a public report of this information, including a trends analysis. D.C. Code § 38-236
Florida Principals must use State Board of Education forms to report data concerning suspension and expulsion to the Department of Education. Fla. Stat. Ann. § 1006.09
Georgia Local Boards of Education must report to the State Department of Education regarding disciplinary actions. The repot must include information on suspension and expulsion, disaggregated by race, grade level, gender, and socioeconomic status. The State Department of Education analyzes the data to determine trends. Ga. Code Ann. § 20-2-740
Hawaii Principal must record Class A and Class B offenses into the Department's database system within 5 school days. Haw. Code R. 8-19-19
Idaho Reporting required for incidents of firearm possession. Idaho Code Ann. § 33-512
Illinois State Board of Education must prepare a report on student discipline including data regarding out-of-school suspensions, expulsions and removals to alternative settings--disaggregated by race, gender, age, grade, ELL, duration and violation. 105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/2-3.162
Indiana The Department of Education must compile information on suspension and expulsion, including the violation type and the ethinicity, general and disability status of students. Ind. Code Ann. § 20-19-3-4
Iowa Not specified in statute or regulation.
Kansas Boards of Education must report on expulsions for weapon possession, criminal acts and referrals to law enforcement. Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-6132
Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-6143
Kentucky The Department of Education must maintain statewide data on the number of suspensions, expulsions and corporal punishments. Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 158.444
Louisiana Not specified in statute or regulation.
Maine Superintendents must annually report data on expelled and readmitted students to the Commissioner's consultant on truancy, dropouts and alternative eduation. Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 20-A § 1001
Maryland The Department of Education must collect information on student discipline and alternative school discipline practices for all schools. This data must be disaggregated by race, ethnicity, gender, disability status, socioeconomic status and english language proficiency. The department must analyze the data to determine whether there is a disproportionate impact on minority students or students with disabilities. If disparities exist, the local school system must present a plan to reduce those disparities within one year and eliminate them within 3. Md. Code Ann., Educ. § 7-306
Md. Code Regs. 13A.08.01.21
Massachusetts Districts must report all suspensions and expulsions to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The department must make district level data available to the public--disaggregated by student status and other categories. Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. 71 § 37H
Michigan School boards must submit an annual report with data on expulsion and incidents of crime to the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1310a
Minnesota School boards must report exclusions, expulsions and physical assault--including a statements of alternative educational services or other responses to the assault. Reports must include age, grade, gender, race and special education status of students. Incidents of firearm/weapon possession must be reported to the Commissioner of Education. Minn. Stat. Ann. § 121A.06
Minn. Stat. Ann. § 121A.53
Mississippi The Mississippi Department of Education must report disaggregated data at the state and district levels on suspension and expulsion. Code Miss. R. 30.4
Missouri Districts must report violent criminal offenses to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 5 Mo. Code Regs. Ann. 20-100.210
Montana Not specified in statute or regulation.
Nebraska School districts must provide information on expulsion for possession of a firearm to the state Department of Education annually. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-263
Nevada Annual accountability reports must include information on student discipline, including: suspension, expulsion, incidents involving weapons, drug use/possession. Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 385A.250
New Hampshire Not specified in statute or regulation.
New Jersey Chief School Administrators must submit information on each incident of violence, harassment, intimidation and bullying, vandalism and drug offense to the Commisser of Education. N.J. Admin. Code § 6A:16-5.3
New Mexico Not specified in statute or regulation.
New York Districts must annually report information on student discipline and violent or disruptive incidents to the Commissioner. A summary of this information must be included on district report cards. N.Y. Educ. Laws § 2802
North Carolina The State Board of Education must annually report the nubmer of students suspended, expelled, and subjected to corporal punishment. The data must be disaggregated by race, gender, grade level, ethnicity, and disability status and made publicly available. N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 115C-12
North Dakota Not specified in statute or regulation.
Ohio Data maintained in the education management information system must include suspension and expulsion. Effective November 2018, the Ohio Department of Education must submit an annual report to the General Assembly including data on suspensions and expulsions in pre-K through grade three. The Ohio Department of Education must include an ungraded measure on a district report card indicating whether or not positive behavioral interventions and supports frameworks have been implemented. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3313.0714
Ohio House Bill 318 (2018)
Oklahoma Not specified in statute or regulation.
Oregon Expulsions due to firearm possession must be reported to the Department of Education. Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 339.250
Pennsylvania School superintendents must report information on expulsions for firearm/weapon possession to the Department of Education. 24 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 13-1317.2
Rhode Island School superintendents must review district disipline data to determine whether there has been a disproportionate impact on students based on race, ethnicity or disability status. R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 16-2-17
South Carolina Not specified in statute or regulation.
South Dakota Not specified in statute or regulation.
Tennessee Commissioner of Education must report on disciplinary actions in Tennessee schools, including information on number of students suspended/expelled, reason for disciplinary action and alternative placements. The data must be sorted by school and various demographic categories, including grade, race and sex. Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-6-3401
Texas Not specified in statute or regulation.
Utah Local school boards and governing boards of charter schools must prepare an annual report on disciplinary actions and violations for the State Board of Education. Utah Code Ann. § 53G-8-205
Vermont Expulsions due to firearm possession must be reported. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 1166
Virginia Principals must report information on number of students in possession of drugs or alcohol and the number of students referred for assistance with substance abuse problems. 8 Va. Admin. Code 20-560-10
Washington Districts must collect and record data on disciplinary actions taken in schools in the statewide student data system. De-identified information must be made publicly available. Districts must report incidents involving firearm/weapon possession to the Superintendent of Public Instruction each year. Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 28A.600.460
Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 28A.320.130
West Virginia Principals must report to the State Superintendent of Schools on violations of the firearm/weapon possession policy. W. Va. Code Ann. § 61-7-11a
Wisconsin Not specified in statute or regulation.
Wyoming Not specified in statute or regulation.

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