The Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) was established in response to the Texas Safe School Act, 1995. The Texas Safe School Act requires districts to provide an alternative educational setting for students who engage in dangerous behaviors which require a student to be moved away from their peers or regular staff/teachers for a period of time not to exceed 45 school days. In order for a student to be placed in DAEP, a Manifestation Determination Meeting must be conducted. If the ARD committee deems that a DAEP placement is appropriate, the student will be moved to this setting. TSD's DAEP supports students in maintaining their academic success as well as providing the necessary skills to become safe, responsible, and respectful in all settings. This includes counseling support and behavioral support both during the time a child is serving DAEP and after they return to class.
Alternative Education Program (AEP)
Texas School for the Deaf understands that not all students are the same. Some students struggle to remain in class or with relating to peers in an appropriate way while also trying to learn. When this happens, AEP is sometimes recommended. This placement is used for short term, targeted support so students can continue their coursework in a small self-contained setting. This placement is not used for disciplinary reasons. It is used so that students can get the support they need and then return to classes. Some reasons for this placement may be medication stabilization or catchup due to prolonged excused absences, etc.