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WAC 392-400-010

Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to ensure that school districts in Washington:
(1) Provide due process to students;
(2) Implement culturally responsive discipline policies and procedures that provide opportunity for all students to achieve personal and academic success;
(3) Engage school personnel, students, parents, families, and the community in decisions related to the development and implementation of discipline policies and procedures;
(4) Ensure fairness and equity in the administration of discipline;
(5) Administer discipline in ways that respond to the needs and strengths of students, support students in meeting behavioral expectations, and keep students in the classroom to the maximum extent possible;
(6) Provide educational services that students need to complete their education without disruption;
(7) Facilitate collaboration between school personnel, students, and families to ensure successful reentry into the classroom following a suspension or expulsion; and
(8) Provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all students.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.600.015, 28A.600.020 and 28A.600.010 through 28A.600.022, 28A.320.211. WSR 18-16-081, ยง 392-400-010, filed 7/30/18, effective 8/31/18.]
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