Student Discipline

Chapter 37

Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code establishes the statutes related to student discipline and law and order in public schools.

Chapter 37 Offenses and Consequences Chart (pdf)-Revised in 2018

  • The 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.
  • It 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.
  • For more information, see TASB School Law eSource relating to Student Conduct and Discipline.

Text of Education Code Chapter 37, Subchapter A
As revised by the 85th Legislature:

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