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Table 11.  Percentage of public primary schools reporting that specified disciplinary actions were allowed, and used during the school year, by selected disciplinary actions: School year 2003–04

Disciplinary action  Allowed  Used during the 2003–04 school year 
Removal or transfer for at least the remainder of the year     
Removal with no continuing school services  42 2
Transfer to specialized school for disciplinary reasons1  59 17
Transfer to another regular school for disciplinary reasons  40 10
Removal with school-provided tutoring/at-home instruction  57 5
Suspension or removal for less than the remainder of the year     
Out-of-school suspension     
No curriculum services provided  60 41
Curriculum services provided  73 33
In-school suspension     
No curriculum services provided  25 10
Curriculum services provided  73 55
Provide instruction or counseling to reduce problems     
Referral to school counselor  90 87
Assigned to program designed to reduce disciplinary problems     
During school hours  54 42
Outside of school hours  24 11
Punishment or withdrawal of services     
Kept off school bus due to misbehavior  87 72
Corporal punishment  15 10
Put on school probation with threatened consequences if another incident occurs     
53 36
Detention and/or Saturday school  60 50
Loss of student privileges  92 86
Require participation in community service  27 16
1 Specialized school was defined for respondents as "a school that is specifically for students who were referred for disciplinary reasons. 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 school.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2004.