78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 1314, Chapter 1055 Page: 1 of 49
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CHAPTER 1055 H.B. No. 1314
1 AN ACT
2 relating to public school student discipline.
3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
4 SECTION 1i. Subchapter D, Chapter 12, Education Code, is
5 amended by adding Section 12.131 to read as follows:
6 Sec . 12. 131. REMOVAL OF STUDENTS TO DISCIPLINARY
7 ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM; EXPULSION OF STUDENTS. (a) The
8 governing body of an open-enrollment charter school shall adopt a
9 code of conduct for its district or for each campus. In addition to
10 establishing standards for behavior, the code of conduct shall
11 outline generally the types of prohibited behaviors and their
12 possible consequences. The code of conduct shall also outline the
13 school's due process procedures with respect to expulsion.
14 Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a final decision of the
15 governing body of an open-enrollment charter school with respect to
16 actions taken under the code of conduct may not be appealed.
17 (b) An open-enrollment charter school may not elect to expel
18 a student for a reason that is not authorized by Section 37.007 or
19 specified in the school's code of conduct as conduct that may result
20 in expulsion.
21 (c) Notwithstanding any other provision, Section 37.002 and
22 its provisions, wherever referenced, are not applicable to an
23 open-enrollment charter school unless the governing body of the
24 school so determines.
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 1314, Chapter 1055, legislative document, June 20, 2003; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth158136/m1/1/: accessed January 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.