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Texas Behavior Support Initiative (TBSI)

Discipline and School Removals: TEA

The Texas Behavior Support Initiative online course is closed on the Region 4 website. As of October 1, 2020, the course has been moved to a new location supported by the Tiered Interventions using Evidence-based Research Network, or TIER (a project funded by the Texas Education Agency) located at TIER TBSI For more information please email

Are the requirements of TAC §89.1053 applicable to Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Programs (JJAEP)?

Yes, the Texas Education Code (TEC) §37.0021 and the Commissioner Rules regarding the use of time-out and restraint (TAC §89.1053) apply to JJAEPs but not to secure correctional and detention facilities that are not served by school districts. Therefore, school personnel providing educational services to students in JJAEPs are subject to the provisions of TEC §37.0021.
How can I get a copy of TAC §89.1053?
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