|What may a student be suspended or expelled for?||Assault
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Violating school rules
|Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 37.001
Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 37.005
Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 37.007
Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 37.0081
|What must a student be suspended or expelled for?||Arson
Child sexual abuse
|Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 37.007|
|Are there limitations placed on suspension or expulsion?||Grade level: Students below grade 3 may not be placed in out-of-school suspension, with exceptions.
Length and violation type: Code of conduct violation suspensions may not exceed 3 days.
Violation type: Acts of self-defense must be considered.
|Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 37.005
Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 37.001
|Are there non-punitive approaches outlined as alternatives to suspension or expulsion?||Alternatives to discipline encouraged: Districts may develop positive behavior programs that provide alternatives to discipline for students below grade 3. The programs may include--positive behavioral intervention and support, trauma-informed practices, social-emotional learning, restorative practices and a referral for services as necessary.||Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 37.0013|
|Are there alternative schooling options available for students who are suspended or expelled?||Yes. Each school district must provide educational services to students in a disciplinary alternative education program.||Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 37.008|
|When is a school required to involve law enforcement in student discipline?||Violations concerning: Criminal behavior, drug use/possession/sale, firearm/weapon possession, deadly conduct.||Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 37.015|
|Is corporal punishment permitted?||Yes. Local decision.||Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 37.0011|
|Does the state outline reporting requirements for suspension and expulsion?||Not specified in statute or regulation.|