Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Behavioral Intervention Strategies and Supports

We can keep students in school and hold them accountable. Research on student engagement, academic success, dropout and graduation rates has shown the need to replace punitive discipline practices.

Fix School Discipline

Fix School Discipline External link opens in new window or tab.
Instead of correcting students’ behavior and making communities and schools safer, the quick removal methods, such as out-of-school suspension and expulsion, deprive students of the chance to receive the education and help that they need, making it more likely that they will drop out of school, enter the criminal justice system, and place their future options in jeopardy. There is a much better way to hold students accountable and keep schools safe.

Fix School Discipline Educator Toolkit External link opens in new window or tab. (Flash) | PDF (47MB)
The " How We Can Fix School Discipline Toolkit for Educators" is a step-by-step guide to working together to change harsh discipline rules.

Fix School Discipline - Take Action External link opens in new window or tab.
Links to California and federal laws requiring the use of alternative to out-of-school discipline.

Questions: Dan Sackheim | | 916-445-5595 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Recently Posted in Safe Schools
  • The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (added 09-Feb-2017)
    The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Web page provides information on any type of sexual activity involving a child in exchange for something of value, or promise thereof, to the child or another person or persons.
  • Learning Communities for School Success Program (added 08-Feb-2017)
    This program was established following the passage of Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act (SNSA).