This Compendium is designed to help state and local policymakers, as well as school-level personnel and other education stakeholders, better understand the current school discipline practices in our country. It provides information on school discipline laws and administrative regulations for each of the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands effective as of March 2023. (See Notes & Disclaimers below.)
For each of the states or jurisdictions, discipline related laws and regulations are categorized by the type of specific discipline issue they address. Resources from government-sponsored websites and other sources are also included for each jurisdiction where available.
Information about school discipline laws and regulations is presented in two formats:
Users may filter the compendium by state, category, and/or whether administrative code or laws are new or updated; conduct keyword searches; and download the full Discipline Laws and Regulations Compendium (PDF) using the links and tools on the right column of this webpage.