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Table 11.  Percentage of public high 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  69 34
Transfer to specialized school for disciplinary reasons1  79 55
Transfer to another regular school for disciplinary reasons  32 22
Removal with school-provided tutoring/at-home instruction for at least the remainder of the year  73 45
Suspension or removal for less than the remainder of the year     
Out-of-school suspension or removal     
No curriculum/services provided  87 82
Curriculum/services provided  84 73
In-school suspension     
No curriculum/services provided  16 12
Curriculum/services provided  76 73
Provide instruction or counseling to reduce problems     
Referral to school counselor  98 98
Assigned to program designed to reduce disciplinary problems     
During school hours  57 55
Outside of school hours  44 40
Punishment or withdrawal of services     
Loss of school bus privileges due to misbehavior  85 75
Corporal punishment  13 8
Placement on school probation with threatened consequences if another incident occurs  81 75
Detention and/or Saturday school  92 90
Loss of student privileges  95 92
Requirement of participation in community service  47 44
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. High schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not lower than grade 9 and the highest grade is not higher than grade 12.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 2005–06 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2006.