Student Discipline

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

Chapter 37 Offenses and Consequences Chart (pdf)
Revised September 2017

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 85th 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.