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Discipline Descriptor (Action)

Discipline Descriptor (Action): Discipline

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Discipline Descriptor is a type of action, such as removal from the classroom, used to discipline the student involved as a perpetrator in a discipline incident. This field is always required.

For suspensions (in or out of school) and IAES discipline actions, actual discipline action length must equal discipline length, due to the restrictions for reporting these disciplinary actions.

 
Discipline Descriptor Action Code Minimum Length
In-School Suspension IS 0.5
Out-of-School Suspension OS 0.5
Expulsion (Without Services) EX 0
Expulsion (Receiving Services) EX 0
IAES by School Personnel SP 0.5
IAES by Hearing Officer HO 0.5

 

USES: This data element is used for public reporting as required by Wisconsin School Performance Report law, identification of persistently dangerous schools under ESEA Safe School Transfer, ESEA Consolidated Performance Report to the U.S. Department of Education, and public reporting and reports to the U.S. Department of Education under IDEA.

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Discipline     *Note, all data elements flow into WISEdata at all times, not only during specified collection snapshots.                              

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Related Validations & Data Elements

6676, 6677, 66786689, 6693, 66986704Discipline Action Identifier, Discipline Date               

FAQs, Details, and Point to Note

 

  1. Discipline FAQs & Use Cases: For more specific information, see the Discipline FAQs & Use Cases.
  2. DOC, DHS, PPP: No discipline information should be submitted for students in a Department of Corrections or Department of Health Services school or enrolled as a parentally-placed private student.

  3. In-School Suspension: An in-school suspension is an instance where a student is temporarily removed from his/her regular classroom(s) for disciplinary purposes but remains under the direct supervision of school personnel. Direct supervision means school personnel are physically in the same location as the student under their supervision. In-school suspensions include both removals in which no IEP services are provided and those in which the student continues to receive services according to his/her IEP.

    • This code is valid only if primary disability <>N as of the removal period start date.

    • For a non-disabled student given in-school suspension, discipline information should not be submitted to WISEdata.

    • During an in-school suspension, the student remains in the same building that he or she would normally attend. During an IAES removal, the student is at a different site than he or she would normally attend.

  4. IAES Removals: The interim alternative educational setting (IAES) by School Personnel and IAES by Hearing Officer are given only to disabled students; therefore, DPI should never receive IAES removals for students who do not have disabilities. Note, only submit out-of-school suspension and expulsion data for non-disabled students. The IAES enables the child to continue to receive educational services and participate in the general education curriculum (although in another setting) and to progress toward meeting the goals set out in the IEP. As appropriate, the setting includes a functional behavioral assessment and behavioral intervention services and modifications to address the behavior violation so that it does not recur.

    • IAES Placement by School Personnel: Placement in IAES - school personnel is an instance in which school personnel (not the IEP team) order the removal of a student with disabilities from his or her current educational placement to an appropriate interim alternative educational setting for not more than 45 school days as the result of drug offenses, dangerous weapon offenses, or causing serious bodily injury. The IEP team is responsible for determining the interim alternative educational setting. Placement in IAES - school personnel does NOT include decisions by the IEP team to change a student’s placement.

      • This code is valid only if primary disability <>N as of the removal period start date.

    • IAES Placement by Hearing Officer: Placement in IAES - hearing officer is an instance in which an impartial IDEA hearing officer orders the removal of a student with disabilities from his or her current educational placement to an appropriate alternative educational setting for not more than 45 school days based on the IDEA hearing officer’s determination that maintaining the child’s current placement is substantially likely to result in injury to the child or others. The IEP team is responsible for determining the interim alternative educational setting.

      • This code is valid only if primary disability <> N as of the removal period start date.

  5. Out-of-School Suspensions: An out-of-school suspension (also known as "suspension") is a removal from school grounds imposed by the school administration for noncompliance with school district policies or rules; for threatening to destroy school property; or for endangering the property, health, or safety of those at school. See §120.13(1)(b), Wis. Stats.

  6. Expulsions: An expulsion is a removal from school grounds for purposes of discipline as imposed by the school board for violation of school district rules; threats against school property; or conduct which endangers the property, health, or safety of those at school. Expulsion is a formal school board action pursuant to s. 120.13 (1) and (first-class city school district) s. 119.25.

    • Expulsions Receiving Services: This expulsion is defined as above, but education services during expulsion were offered to the student per the expulsion order.  Expulsion with services is used even when services are offered but refused by the students.  Services must be provided to IDEA-eligible students during expulsion.

    • Expulsions No Services: This expulsion is defined as above but without any educational services provided.

  7. Multiple Discipline Actions: Submit multiple discipline actions for the same student associated to one discipline incident by submitting different discipline identifiers.

 

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