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Discipline and Behavior

School Discipline

Alternatives to Zero Tolerance: Best Practice Summary

  • Zero tolerance school policies refer to disciplinary policies which include predetermined consequences such as expulsions, suspensions, and referrals to law enforcement for specific violations of a school’s Code of Conduct.  This brief Alternatives to Zero Tolerance: Best Practice Summary (PDF) report highlights several evidence-based, supportive disciplinary methods that serve as alternatives to suspensions and expulsions as well as recommendations on ways to help decrease Colorado’s disciplinary gaps based on gender, race, and discipline.