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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 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  40 3
Transfer to specialized school for disciplinary reasons1  54 15
Transfer to another regular school for disciplinary reasons  37 10
Removal with school-provided tutoring/at-home instruction for at least the remainder of the year  51 4
Suspension or removal for less than the remainder of the year     
Out-of-school suspension or removal     
No curriculum/services provided  58 39
Curriculum/services provided  67 31
In-school suspension     
No curriculum/services provided  22 10
Curriculum/services provided  74 57
Provide instruction or counseling to reduce problems     
Referral to school counselor  92 88
Assigned to program designed to reduce disciplinary problems     
During school hours  51 40
Outside of school hours  30 17
Punishment or withdrawal of services     
Loss of school bus privileges due to misbehavior  82 64
Corporal punishment  12 9
Placement on school probation with threatened consequences if another incident occurs  49 31
Detention and/or Saturday school  56 47
Loss of student privileges  93 88
Requirement of participation in community service  22 14
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. Primary schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not higher than grade 3 and the highest grade is not higher than grade 8.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 2005–06 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2006.