3200 Student Rights and Responsibilities

  • Each year, the superintendent or designee will develop handbooks pertaining to student rights, conduct, and discipline, make the handbooks available to all students, their parents, and staff. The superintendent or designee will develop district student handbooks.

    The school principal and certificated building staff shall confer at least annually to develop and/or review student conduct standards and the uniform enforcement of those standards as related to the established student handbooks. They will seek to develop precise definitions for common problem behaviors and build consensus on what constitutes manifestation of those problem behaviors. The definitions will also address differences between major and minor manifestations of problem behaviors to identify those problem behaviors that teachers and other classroom staff can generally address and those problem behaviors that are so severe that an administrator needs to be involved. This work will also help district staff identify and address differences in the perception of subjective misbehaviors and reduce the effect of implicit bias.

    They will also confer annually to establish criteria for determining when certificated employees must complete classes to improve classroom management skills.

    All students who attend the district's schools shall comply with the written policies, rules, and regulations of the schools, will pursue the required course of studies, and will submit to the authority of staff of the schools, subject to such discipline, including other forms of discipline as the school officials will determine.

    Legal References:
    RCW 28A.600.010         Enforcement of rules of conduct – Due process guarantees –Computation of days for short-term and long-term suspensions
    RCW 28A.600.020         Exclusion of student from classrooms – Written disciplinary procedures – long term suspension or expulsion
    RCW 28A.600.040         Pupils to comply with rules & regulations
    RCW 28A.400.110         Principal to assure appropriate student discipline – building discipline standards – classes to improve classroom management skills
    RCW 28A.150.240         Certificated teaching and administrative staff as accountable for classroom teaching – Scope – Responsibilities – Penalty
    RCW 28A.405.060         Course of study and regulations - Enforcement – Withholding salary warrant for failure
    Chapter 392-168 WAC         Citizen Complaint Procedure for Certain Categorical Federal Programs

    ADOPTED:  09/24/1992
    REVISED:  10/23/97; 10/22/98; 02/22/07; 01/24/08; 8/22/19

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