Student Discipline and Placement

  • Department Description 

    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.

    Department Initiatives

    • 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

    Challenge

    • 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

     

     

  • Raul Perez
    Director
    817-814-2954

    Mark Cerja
    Assisstant Director
    817-814-2953

    Phone:
    817-814-2961

    Fax:
    817-814-2964