Texas Education Code

Sec. § 37.0013
Positive Behavior Program


(a)

Each school district and open-enrollment charter school may develop and implement a program, in consultation with campus behavior coordinators employed by the district or school and representatives of a regional education service center, that provides a disciplinary alternative for a student enrolled in a grade level below grade three who engages in conduct described by Section 37.005 (Suspension)(a) and is not subject to Section 37.005 (Suspension)(c). The program must:

(1)

be age-appropriate and research-based;

(2)

provide models for positive behavior;

(3)

promote a positive school environment;

(4)

provide alternative disciplinary courses of action that do not rely on the use of in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, or placement in a disciplinary alternative education program to manage student behavior; and

(5)

provide behavior management strategies, including:

(A)

positive behavioral intervention and support;

(B)

trauma-informed practices;

(C)

social and emotional learning;

(D)

a referral for services, as necessary; and

(E)

restorative practices.

(b)

Each school district and open-enrollment charter school may annually conduct training for staff employed by the district or school on the program adopted under Subsection (a).
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 696 (H.B. 674), Sec. 1, eff. June 12, 2017.
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