Discipline may be imposed upon any student for violation of the rules of the school district that have been established pursuant to WAC 180-400-225
, subject to the following limitations and conditions and the grievance procedure set forth in WAC 392-400-240
(1) No form of discipline shall be enforced in such a manner as to prevent a student from accomplishing specific academic grade, subject, or graduation requirements.
(2) A student's academic grade or credit in a particular subject or course may be adversely affected by reason of tardiness or absences only to the extent and upon the basis that:
(a) The student's attendance and/or participation is related to the instructional objectives or goals of the particular subject or course, and
(b) The student's attendance and/or participation has been identified by the teacher pursuant to policy of the school district as a basis for grading, in whole or in part, in the particular subject or course.
(3) Corporal punishment which is defined as any act which willfully inflicts or willfully causes the infliction of physical pain on a student is prohibited.
Corporal punishment does not include:
(a) The use of reasonable physical force by a school administrator, teacher, school employee or volunteer as necessary to maintain order or to prevent a student from harming him/herself, other students and school staff or property;
(b) Physical pain or discomfort resulting from or caused by training for or participation in athletic competition or recreational activity voluntarily engaged in by a student;
(c) Physical exertion shared by all students in a teacher directed class activity, which may include, but is not limited to, physical education exercises, field trips or vocational education projects; or
(d) Physical restraint or the use of aversive therapy as part of a behavior management program in a student's individual education program which has been signed by the parent and is carried out according to district procedures in compliance with WAC 392-171-800
, et seq.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.160. 07-04-048, § 392-400-235, filed 1/31/07, effective 3/3/07. Statutory Authority: 2006 c 263. 06-14-009, recodified as § 392-400-235, filed 6/22/06, effective 6/22/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 94-03-102 (Order 3-94), § 180-40-235, filed 1/19/94, effective 2/19/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.160. 93-01-077, § 180-40-235, filed 12/14/92, effective 1/14/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.132. 90-17-004, § 180-40-235, filed 8/2/90, effective 9/2/90; 87-09-040 (Order 6-87), § 180-40-235, filed 4/14/87; Order 6-77, § 180-40-235, filed 6/2/77, effective 8/1/77.]