(1) The student and his or her parent(s) or guardian(s) shall be notified of the emergency expulsion of the student and of their opportunity for a hearing either (a) by hand delivering written notice to the student's parent(s) or guardian(s) within twenty-four hours of the expulsion. School districts must document delivery of the notice by obtaining the signature of the parent(s) or guardian(s) acknowledging receipt or the written certification of the person making the delivery; or (b) by certified letter(s) deposited in the United States mail, within twenty-four hours of the expulsion. In addition, if the notice is by certified letter, reasonable attempts shall be made to notify the student and his or her parent(s) or guardian(s) by telephone or in person as soon as reasonably possible. Such written and oral notice shall:
(a) Be provided in the predominant language of a student and/or a parent(s) or guardian(s) who predominantly speak a language other than English, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
(b) Specify the alleged reasons that the student's presence poses an immediate and continuing danger to students, school staff, or poses an immediate and continuing threat of substantial disruption of the educational process;
(c) Set forth the date on which the emergency expulsion began and will end;
(d) Set forth the right of the student and/or his or her parent(s) or guardian(s) to a hearing for the purpose of contesting the allegation(s) as soon as reasonably possible; and
(e) Set forth the facts that:
(i) A written or oral request for a hearing must be received by the school district employee designated, or by his or her office, on or before the expiration of the third school business day after receipt of the notice of opportunity for a hearing; and
(ii) If such a request is not received within the prescribed period of time, then the right to a hearing may be deemed to have been waived, and the emergency expulsion may be continued, as deemed necessary, for up to ten school days from the date of the student's emergency removal from school without any further opportunity for the student or his or her parent(s) or guardian(s) to contest the matter. A schedule of "school business days" potentially applicable to the exercise of such hearing right should be included with the notice.
(2) The student and/or his or her parent(s) or guardian(s) shall reply to the notice of opportunity for a hearing and request a hearing within three school business days after the date of receipt of the notice. A request for a hearing shall be provided to the school district employee specified in the notice of opportunity for a hearing, or to his or her office. A request for a hearing shall be accepted if in writing or orally.
(3) If a request for a hearing is not received within the required three school business day period, the school district may deem the student and his or her parent(s) or guardian(s) to have waived the right to a hearing and the emergency expulsion may be imposed, as deemed necessary, for a period of up to ten school days from the date of the emergency removal from school.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.600.015
. WSR 14-15-153, § 392-400-300, filed 7/23/14, effective 8/23/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.160
. WSR 07-04-048, § 392-400-300, filed 1/31/07, effective 3/3/07. Statutory Authority: 2006 c 263. WSR 06-14-009, recodified as § 392-400-300, filed 6/22/06, effective 6/22/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.132
. WSR 86-20-055 (Order 13-86), § 180-40-300, filed 9/29/86; Order 6-77, § 180-40-300, filed 6/2/77, effective 8/1/77.]