Tennessee - Equitable Discipline Practices: Program Requirements

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

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

2017 Tennessee Code Annotated 49-6-3401. Suspension of students -- Expulsion of students -- Exception for self-defense.

(h) The commissioner of education shall report on a semi-annual basis to the education committee of the senate and the education administration and planning committee of the house of representatives regarding disciplinary actions in Tennessee schools. The reports shall include the reason for the disciplinary action, the number of such students suspended or expelled and the number of such students who have been placed in an alternative educational setting. Data shall be sorted by school as well as by various demographic factors, including grade, race and sex.

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