School Discipline Laws and Regulations Compendium

Compendium of school discipline laws and regulations

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 January 2019. (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:

By Category

 

By State or Jurisdiction

Users may also download the full Discipline Laws and Regulations Compendium (PDF).

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