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WAC 392-400-435

Short-term and in-school suspensionsAdditional conditions and limitations.

(1) Other forms of discipline. Before administering a short-term or in-school suspension, a school district must first attempt one or more other forms of discipline to support the student in meeting behavioral expectations. Administering other forms of discipline may involve the use of best practices and strategies included in the state menu for behavior developed under RCW 28A.165.035.
(2) Length of exclusion. A school district may not administer a short-term or in-school suspension beyond the school year in which the behavioral violation occurred.
(3) Grade-level limitations.
(a) A school district may not administer a short-term or in-school suspension for a student in kindergarten through fourth grade for more than ten cumulative school days during any academic term; and
(b) A school district may not administer a short-term or in-school suspension for a student in grades five through twelve:
(i) For more than fifteen cumulative school days during any single semester; or
(ii) For more than ten cumulative school days during any single trimester.
(4) School personnel. When administering an in-school suspension, a school district must ensure school personnel:
(a) Are physically in the same location as the student to provide direct supervision during the duration of the in-school suspension; and
(b) Are accessible to offer support to keep the student current with assignments and course work for all of the student's regular subjects or classes as required under WAC 392-400-610.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.600.015, 28A.600.020 and 28A.600.010 through 28A.600.022, 28A.320.211. WSR 18-16-081, § 392-400-435, filed 7/30/18, effective 7/1/19.]
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