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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 firearms incident. Modified Term data element refers to a reduction in the minimum one-year (12-month) expulsion period for firearms.

A firearms expulsion period begins on the discipline date and is expected to last one full calendar year. A reduction of that timeframe via Modified Term for Firearms is specified in the student's expulsion order under s.120.13(1)(c)3 or s. 120.13(1)(e)3, Wis Stats.

Modified Term is a required data element only for expulsions resulting from firearms incidents.

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. 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.
  2. Discipline FAQs & Use Cases: For more specific information, see the Discipline: Info, Help and FAQs page.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 data would be submitted.

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