Discipline
 


Addressing the Root Causes of Disparities in School Discipline: An Educator’s Action Planning Guide
This guide is intended to assist school communities in engaging in efforts to create supportive school climates and to address any persistent challenges, including disparities, in the administration of school discipline.
Authors: D. Osher, D. Fisher, L. Amos, J. Katz, K. Dwyer, T. Duffey, and G.D. Colombi
Publication Date: 2015
Publisher: National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments

Behavior and Discipline
This document provides information concerning disciplinary action against a child with a disability and guaranteed protections under the IDEA.
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Bipolar Disorder: Educational Implications for Secondary Students
This article explains the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder and how handling the symptoms appropriately during school is vital to students’ ability to learn.
Authors: J. Elizabeth Chesno Grier, Megan L. Wilkins, and Carolyn Ann Stirling Pender
Publication Date: April 2007
Publisher: National Association of School Psychologists

Bully Prevention Manual (Elementary Level)
This handbook focuses on reducing bullying behavior through the blending of school-wide positive behavior support, explicit instruction, and a redefinition of the bullying construct.
Authors: Bruce Stiller, Scott Ross, and Robert H. Horner
Publisher: TA Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Bully Prevention Manual (Middle School Level)
This handbook focuses on school-wide positive behavior support, explicit instruction, and a redefinition of the bullying construct in a middle school.
Authors: Bruce Stiller, Scott Ross, and Robert H. Horner
Publisher: TA Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Discipline, in Detail
This document discusses the details of IDEA’s discipline procedures in response to behavioral infractions of children with disabilities.
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Guiding Principles: A Resource Guide for Improving School Climate and Discipline 
This guide provides three key principles with an organized set of action steps to help educators and school officials begin a local effort to improve school climate and school discipline practice. 
Publication Date: January 2014 
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education


IDEA’s Regulations on Discipline
This includes IDEA’s discipline procedures as they are found in the final regulations for Part B of IDEA from §§300.530 through 300.536.
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

If Discipline Referral Rates for the School as a Whole Are Reduced, Will Rates for Students with Disabilities Also Be Reduced?
This report addresses the potential benefit for a reduction in office discipline referrals for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
Authors: Tary Tobin, Rob Horner, Claudia Vincent, and Jessica Swain-Bradway
Publication Date: November 2012
Publisher: Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Out-of-School Suspension for Minor Misbehavior
This evaluation brief examines the practice of using out-of-school suspension as a consequence for behavior coded as “minor” on office discipline referral forms.
Authors: Bert M. Eliason, Robert H. Horner, and Seth L. May
Publication Date: January 2013
Publisher: Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Placement and School Discipline
This is an overview of what authority school personnel have to remove a child from his or her current placement, what authority the hearing officer has, what constitutes a change of placement, and what placement the child will have during any appeal.
Publication Date: September 2010
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Positive Behavior Support and the Paraprofessional
This article discusses how the paraprofessionals' role in positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) can encompass collaboration in all three levels of positive behavior support.
Publisher: Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports


Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
The Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports website gives schools complete capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.
Publisher: TA Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Preventing the Use of Restraint and Seclusion with Young Children: The Role of Effective, Positive Practices
This document reviews issues and discusses positive strategies that can be used to prevent behaviors that could lead to considerations of these invasive and potentially-dangerous practices.
Authors: Glen Dunlap, Cheryl Ostryn, and Lise Fox
Publication Date: February 2011
Publisher: Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children


Prevention Research & the IDEA Discipline Provisions: A Guide for School Administrators
This guide explores the challenges faced in creating safe, effective, learning environments and the impact of behavior on schools and learning.
Authors: Judith Heumann and Kenneth Warlick
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education

Restraint and Seclusion: Resource Document
Stressing that every effort should be made to prevent the need for the use of restraint and seclusion, this resource document describes 15 principles for developing policies and procedures on the use of restraint and seclusion. 
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education

The Long and Winding Road: A Practical Application of the IDEA’s Discipline Provisions
This power point gives information regarding various disciplinary actions taken for students with disabilities.
Authors: Kacey Gregson and Shannon Chavez
Publication Date: July 2013
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

The Use of Seclusion and Restraint: AZ Guidance Document on Best Practices
This guide categorizes and compares current best practices in the use of seclusion and restraint from the United States Department of Education, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the Arizona Task Force on Best Practices in Special Education and Behavior Management. A list of references is provided at the end of the document.
Publication Date: 2014
Publisher: Exceptional Student Services, Arizona Department of Education


Understanding Arizona’s Education System
This instructional guide includes information regarding school discipline and a Discipline Process Flowchart For Out-of-School Suspensions/Expulsions for both general education students and students with disabilities.
Publication Date: October 2011
Publisher: Arizona Department of Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services

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