Ohio School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Data Collection, Review, and Reporting of Discipline Policies and Actions

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Ohio School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Data Collection, Review, and Reporting of Discipline Policies and Actions

Category: Monitoring and Accountability
Subcategory: Data Collection, Review, and Reporting of Discipline Policies and Actions
State: Ohio

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LAWS

3301.0714. Guidelines for statewide education management information system.

(A) The state board of education shall adopt rules for a statewide education management information system. The rules shall require the state board to establish guidelines for the establishment and maintenance of the system in accordance with this section and the rules adopted under this section. The guidelines shall include:

(1) Standards identifying and defining the types of data in the system in accordance with divisions (B) and (C) of this section [...]

(B) The guidelines adopted under this section shall require the data maintained in the education management information system to include at least the following:

(1) Student participation and performance data, for each grade in each school district as a whole and for each grade in each school building in each school district, that includes:

(h) Expulsion rates;

(i) Suspension rates'

(o) Beginning on July 1, 2018, for each disciplinary action which is required to be reported under division (B)(4) of this section, districts and schools also shall include an identification of the person or persons, if any, at whom the student's violent behavior that resulted in discipline was directed. The person or persons shall be identified by the respective classification at the district or school, such as student, teacher, or nonteaching employee, but shall not be identified by name. [...]

(E) The guidelines adopted under this section may require school districts to collect and report data, information, or reports other than that described in divisions (A), (B), and (C) of this section for the purpose of complying with other reporting requirements established in the Revised Code. The other data, information, or reports may be maintained in the education management information system but are not required to be compiled as part of the profile formats required under division (G) of this section or the annual statewide report required under division (H) of this section.

3302.031. Annual reports for each district.

In addition to the report cards required under section 3302.03 of the Revised Code, the department of education shall annually prepare the following reports for each school district and make a copy of each report available to the superintendent of each district:

(B) A school safety and discipline report which shall consist of statistical information regarding student safety and discipline in each school building, including the number of suspensions and expulsions disaggregated according to race and gender.

3313.6610. Anonymous reporting programs.

(B) Each district shall submit data to the department of education, in a manner prescribed by the department, and the department of public safety at the end of the first full school year of the district's participation in the SaferOH tip line or an alternative anonymous reporting program, and at the end of each school year thereafter, disaggregated by school. The data shall include the following:

(1) The number and type of disciplinary actions taken in the previous school year as a result of anonymous reports;

(2) The number and type of mental wellness referrals as a result of anonymous reports;

(3) The race and gender of the students subject to the disciplinary actions and mental wellness referrals as a result of anonymous reports;

(4) Any other information the department of education or the department of public safety determines necessary.

(C) Any data collected by the SaferOH tip line or an anonymous reporting program or reported to the department of education or department of public safety pursuant to this section are security records and are not public records pursuant to section 149.433 of the Revised Code.

3319.46. Policy and rules regarding positive behavior intervention supports and the use of physical restraint or seclusion on students; duties of board.

(B)(1) Each school district board of education shall do all of the following:

(c) Submit any reports required by the department of education or the general assembly with respect to the implementation of a positive behavior intervention and supports framework or suspension and expulsion of students in any of grades pre-kindergarten through three.

3321.19. Examination into cases of truancy–failure of parent, guardian or responsible person to cause child's attendance at school.

(E) A school district with a chronic absenteeism percentage that is less than five per cent, as displayed on the district's most recent report card issued under section 3302.03 of the Revised Code, and the school buildings within that district, shall be exempt from the requirement to assign habitually truant students to an absence intervention team for the following school year and shall instead take any appropriate action as an intervention strategy contained in the policy developed by the district board pursuant to divisions (A) and (B) of section 3321.191 of the Revised Code. In the event that those intervention strategies fail, within sixty-one days after their implementation, the attendance officer shall file a complaint, provided that the conditions described in division (B) of section 3321.16 of the Revised Code are satisfied.

REGULATIONS

3301-35-15. Standards for the implementation of positive behavior intervention supports and the use of restraint and seclusion.

(J) Reporting. A school district shall annually report information regarding its use of restraint and seclusion to the Ohio department of education in the form and manner as prescribed by the department.

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