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Table 11.  Percentage of public schools reporting that specified disciplinary actions were allowed, and used during the school year, by selected disciplinary actions: School year 2005–06

Disciplinary action  Allowed Used during the 2005–06 school year
Removal or transfer     
Removal with no continuing school services for at least the remainder of the year  49 12
Transfer to specialized school for disciplinary reasons1  62 29
Transfer to another regular school for disciplinary reasons  35 14
Removal with school-provided tutoring/at-home instruction for at least the remainder of the year  58 17
     
Suspension or removal for less than the remainder of the year     
Out-of-school suspension or removal     
No curriculum/services provided  68 55
Curriculum/services provided  73 45
In-school suspension     
No curriculum/services provided  20 11
Curriculum/services provided  77 65
     
Provide instruction or counseling to reduce problems     
Referral to school counselor  94 91
Assigned to program designed to reduce disciplinary problems     
During school hours  54 46
Outside of school hours  35 25
     
Punishment or withdrawal of services     
Loss of school bus privileges due to misbehavior  86 70
Corporal punishment  15 11
Placement on school probation with threatened consequences if another incident occurs  60 46
Detention/and or Saturday school  70 63
Loss of student privileges  94 90
Requirement of participation in community service  30 23
1 Specialized school was defined for respondents as "a school that is specifically for students who were referred for disciplinary reasons, although the school may also have students who were referred for other reasons. The school may be at the same location as your school."
NOTE: Responses were provided by the principal or the person most knowledgeable about crime and safety issues at the school.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 2005–06 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2006.


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