(1) As used in this chapter "short-term suspension" shall mean a denial of attendance at any class or admission to or entry upon school property for up to and not exceeding ten consecutive school days.
(2) Short-term suspensions may be imposed upon a student for violation(s) of rules adopted in WAC 72-120-100
(3) A student may be suspended for a short term after another less restrictive form of disciplinary action, reasonably calculated to modify his or her conduct, has been imposed as a consequence of misconduct of the same nature: Provided, That the school may resort to immediate short-term suspension in cases involving exceptional misconduct notwithstanding the fact that prior alternative corrective action or discipline has not been imposed. For the purposes of this section, "exceptional misconduct" means misconduct, other than absenteeism, of such frequent occurrence, notwithstanding prior attempts by the school to control such misconduct through the use of other forms of disciplinary action, and/or so serious in nature and/or so serious in terms of disruptive effect upon the operation of the school as to warrant immediate resort to short-term suspension.
(4) Any student subject to short-term suspension shall be provided the opportunity upon return to make up assignments and tests missed by reason of the suspension if such assignments or tests have a substantial effect upon the semester grade.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 72.4.011 [72.40.022]. 01-16-023, § 72-120-220, filed 7/20/01, effective 8/20/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 72.40.022. 90-16-005, § 72-120-220, filed 7/19/90, effective 8/19/90.]