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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 2009–10

Disciplinary action   Allowed   Used during the 2009–10 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   61.6 26.7  
Transfer to specialized school for disciplinary reasons1   78.1 48.0  
Transfer to another regular school for disciplinary reasons   35.2 18.9  
Removal with school-provided tutoring/at-home instruction for at least the remainder of the school year   65.7 42.5  
Suspension or removal for less than the remainder of the school year    
Out-of-school suspension or removal    
No curriculum/services provided   59.4 53.4  
Curriculum/services provided   84.3 75.2  
In-school suspension    
No curriculum/services provided   17.7 14.1  
Curriculum/services provided   78.4 74.3  
Provide instruction or counseling to reduce problems    
Referral to school counselor   97.5 96.9  
Assigned to program designed to reduce disciplinary problems    
During school hours   60.4 55.0  
Outside of school hours   45.0 38.8  
Punishment or withdrawal of services    
Loss of school bus privileges due to misbehavior   81.5 69.0  
Corporal punishment   10.8 8.2  
Placement on school probation with threatened consequences if another incident occurs   77.1 71.9  
Detention/and or Saturday school   88.7 87.5  
Loss of student privileges   97.0 93.1  
Requirement of participation in community service   47.2 42.9  
1Specialized 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), 2009–10 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS).