Student Discipline and Safety

The following are links to resources on student discipline and school safety available to school districts.

Chapter 37 Offenses and Consequences Chart (pdf)
Revised May 2016

This chart is provided by Legal Services to assist school officials in determining the appropriate disciplinary responses to student offenses committed both on and off campus. The chart is based on the requirements of Texas Education Code Chapter 37 and common provisions of local districts’ Student Codes of Conduct. Before making any final disciplinary decision, school officials should always consult their local Student Code of Conduct.

Text of Education Code Chapter 37, Subchapter A
As revised by the 84th Legislature:

  • With changes marked (pdf)
  • Without changes marked (pdf)

TASB Model Student Handbook
The Model Student Handbook is an annually revised handbook template that member districts can adjust to suit their particular practices.

TASB Model Student Code of Conduct
The Model Student Code of Conduct is published biannually after legislative sessions. It serves as the basis for locally adopted Student Codes of Conduct throughout the state. Policy Service subscribers should watch for an e-mail telling them how to access the Student Code of Conduct.

TASB School Safety Services
TASB, through its various programs and services, offers a wide array of school safety services to member school districts. Here we've collected some of the resources available as well as useful links and training opportunities.