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Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs

A disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP) established conformance with Texas Education Code (TEC), §37.008, and this section is defined as an educational and self-discipline alternative instructional program, adopted by local policy, for students in elementary through high school grades who are removed from their regular classes for mandatory or discretionary disciplinary reasons and placed in a DAEP. 
Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code defines two types of alternative education programs:
  • Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) is an alternative education program for students who violate a district's Student Code of Conduct or certain other offenses such as a felony offense; and
  • Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP) is a placement for some students who have been expelled from school for certain offenses such as bringing a firearm to school. Refer to the following resources for more detailed information.

This resource provides answers to questions related to disciplinary alternative education program requirements and standards.  PEIMS coding table is included with disciplinary action reasons codes and definitions.

Texas Education Agency (TEA)

TEA offers many resources to districts and charters to help them provide Safe and Healthy Schools for all students. This section includes statutes related to law and order in public schools regarding student discipline (see Chapter 37).  

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