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Zero Tolerance Policy

Scope Note: 
School or district policy requiring severe punishment for specific offenses, no matter how minor, mandating predetermined consequences regardless of circumstances or the disciplinary history of the offender -- originally created to deter weapons possession on school grounds, this type of policy may also apply to other school discipline and safety issues (Note: See also related Identifier "Gun Free Schools Act 1994")
Category: Educational Process: Societal Perspectives
Broader Terms
Discipline Policy
Narrower Terms
N/A
Related Terms
Drug Use
Expulsion
School Policy
School Safety
Student Rights
Suspension
Violence
Weapons
Added to ERIC: 3/1/2002