The Behavior and Discipline Program is a part of the ESC-20 Special Education Support Services Component and serves the educational community in increasing student success. Our goal is to provide quality staff development and technical assistance to help families and schools positively change student behavior and improve student achievement.
Training and support focuses on providing positive behavioral strategies for students receiving services through district Special Education programs, students displaying severe behavior in the classroom, and those assigned to an alternative education setting. This program supports all processes and principles addressed in the Texas Behavior Support Initiative.
In addition, this program offers training and support in the following areas:
  1. Behavior strategies for families;
  2. Bullying prevention (for more information:Bullying Prevention information ); 
  3. Behavior management strategies for all classrooms where student behavior is causing a disruption in the learning process;
  4. Teaching strategies to motivate the student with behavior challenges in the classroom;
  5. Best practices for teachers of students with severe emotional and behavioral disorders (SEBDs), including educating students with SEBD’s in less restrictive settings;
  6. Texas Education Code Chapter 37 and other legal issues for administrators and central office personnel;
  7. Best practices for Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs (DAEPs) and Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Programs (JJAEPs); and
  8. Training delivered on-site and developed specifically to meet the behavior challenges specific to a district or campus
Behavior/Discipline Resources
Texas Education Agency Chapter 37-Safe Schools website

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TEC Chapter 37 information
To help our state navigate the law and implement its guidelines consistently, the The Texas Behavior Support (TBS) network has developed a Discipline Flowchart for Students with Disabilities.
Senate Bill 1196 established the Texas Behavior Support Initiative and defines seclusion, restraint, and time-out and involves ongoing training of campus teams and staff in crisis prevention and intervention, time-out, and restraint. For more information, visit The Texas Behavior Support (TBS) network or contact: Darlene Redclift.
States are obligated under federal statute and regulation (20 U.S.C. 1418 (d) and 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §300.646) to collect and examine data to determine whether significant disproportionality based on race or ethnicity is occurring in the state and the LEAs of the state with respect to:
  • the identification of students as students with disabilities, ages 6-21, including identification as students with particular impairments;
  • the placement of students in particular educational settings; and
  • the incidence, duration, and type of disciplinary actions occurring for students, including suspensions and expulsions.
Training and technical assistance are available to assist districts in addressing the issues related to disproportionate representation in special education. For more information, visit the Disproportionality web page.
Training Opportunities
Visit Connect20 for available training dates and times.

Cindi Bowling
Behavior Specialist
(210) 370-5213
Contact Cindi Bowling
Cheri Kahn
Behavior Specialist
(210) 370-5702
Contact Cheri Kahn
Darlene Redclift
Behavior/Discipline Coordinator
(210) 370-5456
Contact Darlene Redclift
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