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§ 37.0013. Positive behavior program.

(a) Each school district and open-enrollment charter school may develop and implement a program, in consultation with campus behavior coordinators employed by the district or school and representatives of a regional education service center, that provides a disciplinary alternative for a student enrolled in a grade level below grade three who engages in conduct described by Section 37.005(a) and is not subject to Section 37.005(c). The program must:

(1) Be age-appropriate and research-based;

(2) Provide models for positive behavior;

(3) Promote a positive school environment;

(4) Provide alternative disciplinary courses of action that do not rely on the use of in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, or placement in a disciplinary alternative education program to manage student behavior; and

(5) Provide behavior management strategies, including:

(A) Positive behavioral intervention and support;

(B) Trauma-informed practices;

(C) Social and emotional learning;

(D) A referral for services, as necessary; and

(E) Restorative practices.

(b) Each school district and open-enrollment charter school may annually conduct training for staff employed by the district or school on the program adopted under Subsection (a).


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