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Modified Term for Firearms

Modified Term for Firearms: Discipline

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Modified Term for Firearms identifies if the duration of the expulsion has been modified from the federally-required one year of expulsion for a fire arms incident. It refers to a reduction in the minimum one-year (12 month) expulsion period for firearms.

The expulsion period begins on the discipline date. This reduction is specified in the student's expulsion order under s.120.13(1)(c)3 or (e)3, Wis Stats. Modified term is required only for expulsions resulting from firearm behaviors.


USES: This data element is critical in tracking students' types of discipline actions and the total discipline action lengths.


FAQs, Details, and Point to Note


  1. Discipline Action: The most common scenario is one student is the perpetrator in an incident and receives one discipline action. Only a subset of discipline incident, discipline type, and behavior information should be submitted to DPI:
    1. All expulsions, regardless of duration, should be submitted.
    2. In-school suspensions and interim alternative setting placements (IAES) disciplines should be submitted only for IDEA-eligible students. These students must have an active student special education program association (sSEPA) which includes the discipline date (start date of the removal).
    3. Suspensions (in and out of school) and IAES removals should be submitted only when the student is removed for at least half of the regular school day.
  2. Zero Days Removed: Under rare circumstances, zero days removed may be valid for an expulsion. For example, a decision may be made to suspend a student prior to an expulsion hearing, and the expulsion order is issued after the student has met early reinstatement conditions. So the student is removed for the suspension but might not be removed for the expulsion. Another example would be an incident that occurs near the end of school term X, but the expulsion order is not issued until after the end of school term X, and so for school term X, the discipline length, as a result of the expulsion, is zero.

  3. Discipline FAQs & Use Cases: For more specific information, see the Discipline FAQs & Use Cases.

  4. 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.

  5. Summer School Discipline: Discipline information for this student should not be submitted to WISEdata. This student is removed zero days from the school year for a suspension, so no incident or action is submitted. Note, if the discipline action was an expulsion, then this incident-action pair would be submitted.


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