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WAC 392-400-455

Suspensions and expulsionsNotice to student and parents.

(1) Initial notice. Before administering any suspension or expulsion, a school district must attempt to notify the student's parents, as soon as reasonably possible, regarding the behavioral violation.
(2) Written notice. No later than one school business day following the initial hearing with the student in WAC 392-400-450, a school district must provide written notice of the suspension or expulsion to the student and parents in person, by mail, or by email. The written notice must include:
(a) A description of the student's behavior and how the behavior violated the school district's policy adopted under WAC 392-400-110;
(b) The duration and conditions of the suspension or expulsion, including the dates on which the suspension or expulsion will begin and end;
(c) The other forms of discipline that the school district considered or attempted, and an explanation of the district's decision to administer the suspension or expulsion;
(d) The opportunity to receive educational services during the suspension or expulsion under WAC 392-400-610;
(e) The student's and parents' right to an informal conference with the principal or designee under WAC 392-400-460;
(f) The student's and parents' right to appeal the suspension or expulsion under WAC 392-400-465, including where and to whom the appeal must be requested; and
(g) For a long-term suspension or expulsion, the opportunity for the student and parents to participate in a reengagement meeting under WAC 392-400-710.
(3) Language assistance. The school district must ensure the initial and written notices required under this section are provided in a language the student and parents understand, which may require language assistance for students and parents with limited-English proficiency under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.600.015, 28A.600.020 and 28A.600.010 through 28A.600.022, 28A.320.211. WSR 18-16-081, § 392-400-455, filed 7/30/18, effective 7/1/19.]
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