Discipline and Conduct
Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5946 requires that OSPI convene a Student Discipline Task Force which is charged by, Part III (Sec. 301) to develop:
- Standard definitions for causes of student disciplinary actions taken at the discretion of the school district.
- Data collection standards for disciplinary actions that are discretionary and for disciplinary actions that result in the exclusion of a student from school.
The data collection standards must include
- information about education services provided while a student is subject to a disciplinary action,
- the status of petitions for readmission to the school district when a student has been excluded from school,
- credit retrieval during a period of exclusion, and
- school dropout as a result of disciplinary action.
December 9, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
OSPI, Brouillet Conference Room (4th floor)
600 Washington St. S.E.
Olympia, WA 98504
Student Discipline Task Force Materials, November 25, 2013 | Materials
Student Discipline Task Force Materials, October 17, 2013 | Meeting Minutes
Student Discipline Task Force Materials, September 19, 2013 | Meeting Minutes
Washington schools and school districts are authorized by state statutes and administrative rules to impose student discipline to maintain order and correct misbehaviors. However, they are also constrained by those same rules.
Suspension, Expulsion, and Due Process Rules (PDF) explains Washington statutes and administrative rules on suspension and expulsion.
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