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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 200708

Disciplinary action  Allowed    Used during the 2007–08 school year   
Removal or transfer for at least the remainder of the school year 
Removal with no continuing school services for at least the remainder of the school year  43 10
Transfer to specialized school for disciplinary reasons1  64 30
Transfer to another regular school for disciplinary reasons  35 13
Removal with school-provided tutoring/at-home instruction for at least the remainder of the school year  55 16
 
Suspension or removal for less than the remainder of the school year 
Out-of-school suspension or removal 
No curriculum/services provided  55 41
Curriculum/services provided  74 48
In-school suspension 
No curriculum/services provided  17 8
Curriculum/services provided  74 63
 
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 47
Outside of school hours  32 22
 
Punishment or withdrawal of services 
Loss of school bus privileges due to misbehavior  84 69
Corporal punishment  12 9
Placement on school probation with threatened consequences if another incident occurs  56 44
Detention/and or Saturday school  69 63
Loss of student privileges  93 89
Requirement of participation in community service  31 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, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 2007–08 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2008.


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