Texas Education Code

Sec. § 12.131
Removal of Students to Disciplinary Alternative Education Program; Expulsion of Students


The governing body of an open-enrollment charter school shall adopt a code of conduct for its district or for each campus. In addition to establishing standards for behavior, the code of conduct shall outline generally the types of prohibited behaviors and their possible consequences. The code of conduct shall also outline the school’s due process procedures with respect to expulsion. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a final decision of the governing body of an open-enrollment charter school with respect to actions taken under the code of conduct may not be appealed.


An open-enrollment charter school may not elect to expel a student for a reason that is not authorized by Section 37.007 (Expulsion for Serious Offenses) or specified in the school’s code of conduct as conduct that may result in expulsion.


Notwithstanding any other provision, Section 37.002 (Removal by Teacher) and its provisions, wherever referenced, are not applicable to an open-enrollment charter school unless the governing body of the school so determines.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1055, Sec. 1, eff. June 20, 2003.

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