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PDFWAC 72-120-015

Student rights.

(1) Each student shall possess the following substantive rights:
(a) No student shall be unlawfully denied an equal educational opportunity or be unlawfully discriminated against because of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal.
(b) Students possess the constitutional right to freedom of speech and press, and the constitutional right to peaceably assemble and to petition the government and its representatives for a redress of grievances.
(c) Students possess the rights, guaranteed under the Constitution, to the free exercise of religion and to have their school free from sectarian control or influence, subject to reasonable limitations upon the time, place, and manner of exercising such right.
(d) Students possess the constitutional right to be secure in their persons, quarters, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, subject to limitations set forth in RCW 28A.67.300, 28A.67.310, 28A.67.320, and 28A.67.330.
(e) Students shall have the right to be free from unlawful interference in their pursuit of an education while enrolled at the Washington state school for the blind.
(f) Students shall not be deprived of the right to an equal educational opportunity in whole or in part by the Washington state school for the blind without due process including:
(i) Notice to the accused of the nature of the charges and the proposed disciplinary action; and
(ii) The opportunity to request a hearing as set forth in this chapter.
(2) The foregoing enumeration of rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage other rights guaranteed in the Constitution and the laws of the state of Washington.
(3) The school shall publish and make available to all students and parents, on an annual basis, written rules which state with reasonable clarity the types of misconduct for which disciplinary action may be imposed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 72.40.022, 28A.300.285 and 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. WSR 16-13-069, § 72-120-015, filed 6/13/16, effective 7/14/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 72.40.022. WSR 90-16-005, § 72-120-015, filed 7/19/90, effective 8/19/90.]
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