Chapter 37 - Safe Schools Resources

Texas Education Code, Chapter 37

TASB Field Services or Program Support

The following are links to resources available from the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) to school districts concerning student discipline and school safety.

  • TASB Contact Directory: TASB's Field Services representatives can help you make the tough decisions. Whether you're thinking about personnel, policy, legal liability, or training, ask the people who've been there and are backed by TASB's school-based line of services.
  • Mail: P.O. Box 400, Austin, TX 78767-0400
  • Phone: 512.467.0222
  • Website:

Student Discipline: Chapter 37 Offenses and Consequences Chart PDF

This chart is designed to assist school officials in determining the appropriate disciplinary responses to 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.

Title IX School Safety Choice Option Documents: The Unsafe School Choice Option (USCO) requires that each state receiving ESEA funds to establish and implement certain statewide policies. Such policies are to require that students attending a persistently dangerous public school or students who become victims of a violent criminal offense while in or on the grounds of a public school that they attend be allowed to attend a safe public school. In Texas, the USCO policy is designated the School Safety Choice Option (SSCO).

Relevant Links


U.S. Department of Education

Texas Education Agency (TEA)


Safe and Drug Free Schools Programs PEIMS: Appendix E Discipline in MS-Word format Texas School Safety Center - 2007 Best Practices in Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs
Safe and Drug Free Schools Reports and Resources Student Attendance Handbook, see Chapter 10 Adolescence Directory On-Line
Emergency Planning for Schools TEA Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Truancy Prevention
Creating Safer Schools FAQS TEA Policy Research - Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs Practices

Educators for Social Responsibilities

Harrassment Resources: Office of Civil Rights Dropout Prevention Information at TEA
Safe Schools, Healthy Students TEA Correspondence
Manual on School Uniforms TEA's Texas Legislative Briefing Book

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