WAC 392-400-230: Persons authorized to impose discipline, suspension, expulsion, or emergency removal upon students

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Published: 2015

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Persons authorized to impose discipline, suspension, expulsion, or emergency removal upon students.









(1) Each certificated teacher, each school administrator, each school bus driver, and any other school employee designated by the board of directors of a school district shall possess the authority to impose discipline upon a student for misconduct which violates rules of the school district established pursuant to WAC 392-400-225 and to impose an emergency removal from a class, subject, or activity upon a student pursuant to WAC 392-400-290.
(2) The board of directors of any school district may delegate to the superintendent and/or his or her designee(s) the authority to impose suspensions and expulsions upon students for misconduct which violates rules of the school district established pursuant to WAC 392-400-225. Each certificated teacher and each administrator shall possess the authority to recommend suspensions and expulsions for such misconduct.
(3) Any board of directors which chooses not to delegate the authority to impose suspensions and/or expulsions, nevertheless, shall be subject to the requirements set forth in this chapter when it imposes a suspension or expulsion.
(4) Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, each teacher is empowered to exclude any student who creates a disruption of the educational process in violation of the building disciplinary standards while under the teacher's immediate supervision from his or her individual classroom and instructional or activity area for all or any portion of the balance of the school day or until the principal or designee and teacher have conferred, whichever occurs first: Provided, That except in emergency circumstances as provided for in WAC 392-400-290, the teacher shall have first attempted one or more alternative forms of corrective action: Provided further, That in no event without the consent of the teacher shall an excluded student be returned during the balance of the particular class or activity period from which the student was initially excluded.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.160. WSR 07-04-048, § 392-400-230, filed 1/31/07, effective 3/3/07. Statutory Authority: 2006 c 263. WSR 06-14-009, recodified as § 392-400-230, filed 6/22/06, effective 6/22/06. Statutory Authority: 1980 c 171. WSR 80-10-030 (Order 11-80), § 180-40-230, filed 8/4/80; Order 6-77, § 180-40-230, filed 6/2/77, effective 8/1/77.]
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