School Discipline Laws & Regulations by State & Category

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Statesort descending Statute
Texas

LAWS

§ 37.005. Suspension.

(a) The principal or other appropriate administrator may suspend a student who engages in conduct identified in the student code of conduct adopted under Section 37.001 as conduct for which a student may be suspended.

(b) A suspension under this section may not exceed three school days.

(c) A student who is enrolled in a grade level below grade three may not be placed in out-of-school suspension unless while on school property or while attending a school-sponsored or school-related activity on or off of school property, the student engages in:

(1) Conduct that contains the elements of an offense related to weapons under Section 46.02 or 46.05, Penal Code;

(2) Conduct that contains the elements of a violent offense under Section 22.01, 22.011, 22.02, or 22.021, Penal Code; or

(3) Selling, giving, or delivering to another person or possessing, using, or being under the influence of any amount of:

(A) Marihuana or a controlled substance, as defined by Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, or by 21 U.S.C. Section 801 et seq.;

(B) A dangerous drug, as defined by Chapter 483, Health and Safety Code; or

(C) An alcoholic beverage, as defined by Section 1.04, Alcoholic Beverage Code.

§ 37.007. Expulsion for serious offenses.

(a) Except as provided by Subsection (k), a student shall be expelled from a school if the student, on school property or while attending a school-sponsored or school-related activity on or off of school property:

(1) Engages in conduct that contains the elements of the offense of unlawfully carrying weapons under Section 46.02, Penal Code, or elements of an offense relating to prohibited weapons under Section 46.05, Penal Code;

REGULATIONS

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