State statutes 115C-12(21) and (27) require that North Carolina schools report annual numbers of:
- Acts of crime and violence
- Suspensions and expulsions
- Enrollments in alternative learning programs
Discipline Data Collection Process
The PowerSchool Incidents module is the primary method used by DPI to collect discipline data from all North Carolina public schools.
Definitions of 16 criminal offenses, a subset of the 29 school offenses that are required to be reported to DPI.
The Safe and Healthy Schools Support Division coordinates this data collection and produces the annual reports.