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Before discipline is needed, consider:

  • The state rules tell students what to do instead of what not to do.
  • Express the expectation that all students can and will be successful.
  • Focus on giving students concrete rewards and acknowledgment for abiding by the rules of conduct, rather than focusing primarily on misbehavior.



State Statutes for Discipline

Kansas Revised Statutes State of Kansas Legislature website
Chapter 21. Crimes and Punishments
Article 54. Crimes Against Persons
21-5418. Hazing


Chapter 72. Schools
Article 31. School Attendance
72-3121. Same; noncompliance; duties of boards of education, secretary for children and families, county and district attorneys; agreements between secretary and county or district attorneys, duties; notification of absence to parents
72-3131. School attendance review board; members, meetings; rules and regulations
72-3133. Inventory of community services; recommendations for further services
72-3135. Referral of students; notice; resolving the problem


Article 61. Student Safety and Discipline
72-6114. Grounds for suspension or expulsion; who may suspend or expel
72-6115. Duration of suspension or expulsion; notice; hearings, opportunity afforded, waiver, time, who may conduct
72-6116. Procedural due process requirements; record of appeal, costs; report of findings and result of hearing; information regarding behavior improvement programs
72-6117. Notice of hearing results; appeal to board of education; hearing officers; procedure
72-6119. Powers and duties of persons conducting hearings
72-6120. Refusal to admit suspended or expelled pupil authorized
72-6131. Definitions
72-6132. Policies requiring expulsion of pupils for possession of weapons, adoption, filing; hearings; modification of requirement authorized; referral procedure; annual report; circumstances when policy not applicable
72-6133. Duties of state board of education; failure of boards to adopt and file policies, penalties
72-6134. Use of air guns; certain policies prohibited
72-6135. Definitions
72-6136. Suspension or revocation of driver's license or privilege upon certain school safety
72-6143. violations; procedure Information regarding identity of specified pupils, disclosure requirements; criminal acts, reports to law enforcement agencies and state board of education; school safety and security policies, memorandum of understanding, availability; civil liability, immunity
72-6144. Penalties for failure to make reports, preventing or interfering with reports; sanctions for making reports prohibited; immunity from liability
72-6146. School security officers and campus police officers
72-6147. Bullying, school district policies
72-6151. Freedom from unsafe restraint and seclusion act; citation
72-6152. Definitions
72-6153. Use of emergency safety interventions; seclusion room requirements; school district policies; dispute resolution procedures
72-6154. Parental notification; documentation of an incident; annual report
72-6155. Parent’s right to request meeting; required meetings
72-6156. Rules and regulations
72-6157. Emergency safety intervention task force; membership; organization; duties



For more information, contact:

John Calvert
Head School Safety Specialist
Safe and Secure Schools Unit
(785) 296-7056

Jim Green
School Safety Specialist
Safe and Secure Schools Unit
(785) 296-4946

John Calvert and Jim Green

The Kansas State Department of Education's Safe and Secure Schools Unit, John Calvert (left) and Jim Green (right).

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