2017 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 2 - Elementary and Secondary Education Generally
Chapter 18 - Students
Subchapter 5 - Discipline
§ 6-18-516. Effective school discipline -- Definition

Universal Citation: AR Code § 6-18-516 (2017)
  • (a) As used in this section, "exclusionary disciplinary actions" means out-of-school suspension and expulsion.
  • (b) (1) Annually, the Department of Education shall report at the school, school district, and state level the following data concerning exclusionary disciplinary actions, in-school suspensions, and corporal punishment:
    • (A) Number per one hundred (100) students for the entire population;
    • (B) Number per one hundred (100) students for any racial or ethnic subgroup required for accountability by the Every Student Succeeds Act, Pub. L. No. 114-95;
    • (C) Number per one hundred (100) students for economically disadvantaged students; and
    • (D) Number per one hundred (100) students for students with disabilities identified under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq.
      • (2) The department shall report exclusionary disciplinary actions by both:
        • (A) Combining out-of-school suspensions and expulsions; and
        • (B) Separately listing out-of-school suspensions and expulsions.
  • (c) The department shall report the data required in subsection (b) of this section:
    • (1) On the website of the department to the extent that publication is consistent with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; and
    • (2) In a manner that reflects historical trends and allows for the comparison of schools and school districts.
  • (d) The department shall:
    • (1) Provide school districts with resources for the best practices in effective school discipline; and
    • (2) Annually communicate to school districts:
      • (A) The availability of and how to access the data listed in subsection (b) of this section; and
      • (B) How to access the resources listed in subdivision (d)(1) of this section.
  • (e) The department, or researcher identified by the department, shall provide an annual report to the State Board of Education analyzing disciplinary infractions, disciplinary actions, and disciplinary disparities existing throughout the state.
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