Student Discipline and Placement
Student Discipline and Placement supports campuses in interpreting and enforcing the FWISD Student Code of Conduct. District Hearing Officers help determine the least restrictive options for students requiring alternative placement. In addition, they offer a diversionary, Second Opportunity for Success (SOS) path for low level and first time offenders. The department provides regular data reports to campuses on their disciplinary practices in the interest of decreasing suspensions and expulsions and improving the instructional continuity for students facing disciplinary action.
- Objective third party hearings
- Student code of conduct interpretation
- Contract campus oversight (Juvenile Justice Department Facilities and Residential Treatment Facilities )
- Administrator training on alternative discipline options
- Restorative practices support
- Campus consultations
Facts to Know
As FWISD embraces a district-wide adoption of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) our interpretation of the Student Code of Conduct and our discipline practices must evolve. Issues of disproportionality must be addressed transparently and behavioral intervention solutions must be provided to campuses in support of student success.
Personnel: 1 Assistant Director, 4 Hearing Officers, 18 Teachers, 2 Data Clerks, 1 PEIMS Clerk and 2 Facility Administrators
Funding: 100% Local
- Expanding campus capacity to manage challenging student behaviors; identifying and addressing root causes
- Expanding the appreciation for Restorative Discipline as a solution for disproportionate practices