The legislature passed HB 811, which will impact your Code of Conduct. The bill adds two items to the list of factors that must be considered before a student is suspended or removed to DAEP or JJAEP. Previously the law required that the school administrator must consider:
- Intent, or lack of intent;
- The student’s disciplinary history; and
- A disability that substantially impairs the student’s capacity to appreciate the wrongfulness of the student’s conduct.
As of next school year you can add two more items to that list:
- A student’s status in the conservatorship of DFPS; and
- A student’s status as a student who is homeless.
Did you know that Walsh Gallegos has a Code of Student Conduct for you to purchase and modify to your district’s specs? We also offer a Student Discipline Guide. Both of these products can be purchased through the firm’s website, and will be updated to conform with new legislation, such as HB 811.
DAWG BONE: IN FACT, IF YOU SUSPEND A STUDENT WHO IS HOMELESS THERE ARE OTHER CONCERNS. TUNE IN TOMORROW!
Tomorrow: Limits on suspensions of students who are homeless.