3200 Policy – Rights and Responsibilities

Each year, the superintendent will develop and make available to all students, their parents and staff information pertaining to student rights, conduct, corrective actions and discipline. The school principal and staff will confer at least annually to develop and/or review student conduct standards and the uniform enforcement of those standards as related to the established policy and procedure. 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 will 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 corrective action or discipline as the school officials will determine.

The board delegates its authority to hear and decide discipline, including short-term suspension, long-term suspension and expulsion appeals, to a school district disciplinary appeal council.  The council shall consist of at least three members selected by the superintendent to annual terms at the beginning of each school year.  If a member of the disciplinary council recuses him or herself from a particular case because of prior involvement in the underlying corrective action, the remaining council members shall appoint a temporary third member who is not a witness in the case.







Approved By: Greg Baker, Superintendent and Kelly Bashaw, School Board President
Signature Date: 19/03/2015
Adopted: 01/10/1999
Revised: 03/19/15
Approved: Board Approved
Legal References: Content

RCW 28A.150.240 Certificated teaching and administrative staff as accountable for classroom teaching — Scope — Responsibilities — Penalty
28A.400.110 Principal to assure appropriate student discipline — building discipline standards — classes to improve classroom management skills
28A.405.060 Course of study and regulations – Enforcement — Withholding salary warrant for failure
28A.600.010 Enforcement of rules of conduct — Due process guarantees — Computation of days for short-term and long-term suspensions
28A.600.020 Exclusion of student from classrooms — Written disciplinary procedures —long term suspension or expulsion
28A.600.040 Pupils to comply with rules and regulations
Chapter 392-168 WAC Special service programs – Citizen complaint procedure for certain categorical federal programs
392-400-215 Student rights
392-400-225 School district rules defining misconduct — Distribution of rules