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.

(b) A student may be expelled if the student:

(b) A student may be expelled if the student:

(1) Engages in conduct involving a public school that contains the elements of the offense of false alarm or report under Section 42.06, Penal Code, or terroristic threat under Section 22.07, Penal Code;

(2) While on or within 300 feet of school property, as measured from any point on the school's real property boundary line, or while attending a school-sponsored or school-related activity on or off of school property:

(A) Sells, gives, or delivers to another person or possesses, uses, or is under the influence of any amount of:

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

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

(iii) An alcoholic beverage, as defined by Section 1.04, Alcoholic Beverage Code;

(B) engages in conduct that contains the elements of an offense relating to an abusable volatile chemical under Sections 485.031 through 485.034, Health and Safety Code;

§ 37.016. Report of drug offenses; Liability.

A teacher, school administrator, or school employee is not liable in civil damages for reporting to a school administrator or governmental authority, in the exercise of professional judgment within the scope of the teacher's, administrator's, or employee's duties, a student whom the teacher suspects of using, passing, or selling, on school property:

(1) Marihuana or a controlled substance, as defined by Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code;

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

(3) An abusable glue or aerosol paint, as defined by Chapter 485, Health and Safety Code, or a volatile chemical, as listed in Chapter 484, Health and Safety Code, if the substance is used or sold for the purpose of inhaling its fumes or vapors; or

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

§ 37.122. Possession of intoxicants on public school grounds.

(a) A person commits an offense if the person possesses an intoxicating beverage for consumption, sale, or distribution while:

(1) On the grounds or in a building of a public school; or

(2) Entering or inside any enclosure, field, or stadium where an athletic event sponsored or participated in by a public school of this state is being held.

(b) An officer of this state who sees a person violating this section shall immediately seize the intoxicating beverage and, within a reasonable time, deliver it to the county or district attorney to be held as evidence until the trial of the accused possessor.

(c) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

REGULATIONS

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