(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).