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Questions and Answers On Discipline Procedures:

These Q&As are not intended to be a replacement for careful study of the IDEA and the implementing regulations thereof.  The IDEA, implementing regulations, and other important related documents are found at this site.  The Q&A document below was reviewed 2019.

State resources on legal issues regarding student discipline.

Many legal issues surround the area of discipline and students with disabilities who are involved in disciplinary actions. Chapter 37 provides specific guidelines on what actions are appropriate to take while honoring a student's legal right to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).


Discipline Flowchart On-line Training

To help our state navigate the law and implement its guidelines consistently, the Texas Association of School Boards developed a Chapter 37 Flowchart: TASB Chapter 37 Discipline Chart
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: Cheri Kahn


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

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