North Carolina - Equitable Discipline Practices: Program Requirements

Program Requirement
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State law requires districts to monitor disproportionality in discipline practices within general education populations.

North Carolina General Statutes 115C-12. Powers and duties of the Board generally.

(27)  Reporting Dropout Rates, Corporal Punishment, Suspensions, Expulsions, and Alternative Placements. -- The State Board shall report by March 15 of each year to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee on the numbers of students who have dropped out of school, been subjected to corporal punishment, been suspended, been expelled, been reassigned for disciplinary purposes, or been provided alternative education services. The data shall be reported in a disaggregated manner, reflecting the local school administrative unit, race, gender, grade level, ethnicity, and disability status of each affected student. Such data shall be readily available to the public. The State Board shall not include students that have been expelled from school when calculating the dropout rate. The Board shall maintain a separate record of the number of students who are expelled from school and the reasons for the expulsion.

North Carolina General Statutes 115C-276. Duties of superintendent.

(r)  To Maintain Student Discipline. -- The superintendent shall maintain student discipline in accordance with Article 27 of this Chapter and shall keep data on each student to whom corporal punishment was administered, who was suspended for more than 10 days, who was reassigned for disciplinary reasons, or who was expelled. This data shall include the race, gender, age, grade level, ethnicity, and disability status of each student, the duration of suspension for each student, whether alternative education services were provided for each student, and whether a student had multiple suspensions in that academic year.

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