Tennessee - Family Engagement into Policymaking on School Discipline and Behavior Management: Stakeholders

Area: 
Stakeholders
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires parent or family member involvement in the development of student codes of conduct.

2017 Tennessee Code Annotated 49-6-4002. Formulation and administration of behavior and discipline codes.

(a) The governing body of each LEA shall be responsible for formulating a code of acceptable behavior and discipline to apply to the students in each school operated by the LEA.

(b) The director of schools or other administrative head of the LEA shall be responsible for overall implementation and supervision, and each school principal shall be responsible for administration and implementation within that school.

(c) In formulating the behavior and discipline codes, the governing body of each LEA shall seek recommendations from parents, employees, law enforcement personnel and youth-related agencies in the community.

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