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Chapter 37 - Safe Schools

The Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 37 establishes the statutes related to student discipline, law and order in public schools. Individual school districts write and enforce student disciplinary policies that comply with the statutes.

The TEA Chapter 37 - Discipline; Law and Order Unit:

  • Provides leadership to school districts with information needed to create local disciplinary policies in line with Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code (TEC).
  • Provides a central point of contact within TEA for agency staff, parents, students, public and private agencies, and others seeking clarification concerning discipline, law and order under the Texas Education Code.
  • Provides assistance in recording PEIMS 425 Records Data from all school districts relating to disciplinary actions required by TEC Chapter 37 and Federal Law.
  • Works with the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission and other agencies on issues affecting school safety.

Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs including Positive Proactive Discipline presentation.

Discipline Data Products are reports that can be downloaded.  They are divided into Discipline reports and Assessment reports for students in discipline settings.

Discipline Decisions provides a link to Student Code of Conduct and information on Mandatory DAEP Placement and Mandatory Expulsion.

Meal Access for In‐School Suspension (ISS) Students provides information and answers questions concerning access to food service.

Texas School Safety Center serves as a central location for school safety information.

Resources and Links includes 2009-2010 PEIMS Data Standards, Appendix E: Additional Information Related to Discipline.


For the latest updates related to safe schools, join our mailing list!

The Discipline and Student Code of Conduct List will provide unscheduled electronic mail (E-Mail) notification of information, matters of importance, updates, changes, meetings, conferences, etc. related to school discipline and student code of conduct from TEA Office of School District Services.

To join the list go to TEA Mailing List Administration. Select the mailing list you would like to subscribe to [Discipline and Student Code of Conduct List]. You will be redirected to the listserv web interface where you can join, leave or change subscription options. To confirm your identity and prevent third parties from subscribing you to a list, an e-mail message with a confirmation code will be sent to the e-mail address you specify in the form. After receiving the confirmation, follow the instructions in the e-mail to confirm the operation and officially join the list.

There is no charge for subscribing to any of the lists on this page.


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