Discipline management is viewed by Pine Tree Independent School District as a way to better understand students and the problems they face in today's world. The focal point for action is the students' awareness that a partnership is formed between the school and parents to address student needs and problems. The root cause of unacceptable behavior must be dealt with if a change is to be brought about.


Discipline Management Plan

PTISD Code of Conduct
The PTISD Student Code of Conduct is a document which explains the district’s response to the requirements of Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code.

The Code provides methods and options for managing students in the classroom and on school grounds, disciplining students, and preventing and intervening in student discipline problems.
The law requires the district to define misconduct that may—or must— result in a range of specific disciplinary consequences including removal from a regular classroom or campus, suspension, placement in a disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP), or expulsion from school.

This Student Code of Conduct has been adopted by the Pine Tree Board of Trustees and developed with the advice of the district-level committee. This Code provides information to parents and students regarding standards of conduct, consequences of misconduct, and procedures for administering discipline. In accordance with state law, the Code will be posted at each school campus or will be available for review at the office of the campus principal.

Parents will be notified of any conduct violation that may result in a student being suspended, placed in a DAEP, or expelled. Because the Student Code of Conduct is adopted by the district’s board of trustees, it has the force of policy; therefore, in case of conflict between the Code and the student handbook, the Code will prevail.

Please Note: The discipline of students with disabilities who are eligible for services under federal law (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) is subject to the provisions of those laws.
Truancy & Attendance
If a student is absent or tardy from school for any reason other than one of those specified as an excused absence or if the student has excessive tardies the student will be considered truant and will receive disciplinary action.
Disciplinary Alternative Educational Placement
Since adoption of the Texas Safe Schools Act in 1995, all Texas public school districts have been required to provide disciplinary alternative education programs (DAEPs). DAEPs serve as alternative education settings for students temporarily removed for disciplinary purposes from their regular instructional settings.

Pine Tree ISD offers this service through the P.A.C.E. Campus: Pirate Alternative to Continuing Education.