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Behavior and Discipline

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.
  1. Behavior strategies for families: Resources;
  2. Bullying prevention: Resources;
  3. Behavior management strategies for all classrooms where student behavior is causing a disruption in the learning process: Resources;
  4. Teaching strategies to motivate the student with behavior challenges in the classroom: Resources;
  5. Best practices for teachers of students with severe emotional and behavioral disorders (SEBDs), including educating students with SEBD’s in less restrictive settings: Resources;
  6. Texas Education Code Chapter 37 and other legal issues for administrators and central office personnel: Resources;
  7. Best practices for Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs (DAEPs) and Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Programs (JJAEPs): Resources
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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.