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PDFWAC 110-301-0340


(1) To promote consistent care and maximize opportunities for child development and learning, a school-age provider must develop and follow expulsion policies and practices, pursuant to WAC 110-301-0486.
(2) A school-age provider may expel a child only if the:
(a) Child exhibits behavior that presents a serious safety concern for that child or others; and
(b) Program is not able to reduce or eliminate the safety concern through reasonable modifications.
(3) If a child is expelled, a school-age provider must:
(a) Review the program's expulsion policy with the parent or guardian of the child;
(b) Provide a record to the parent or guardian about the expulsion and the steps that were taken to avoid expulsion. The record must include the date, time, school-age program staff involved, and details of each incident that led to expulsion; and
(c) Provide information to the parent or guardian of the child that includes, but is not limited to, community-based resources that may benefit the child.
(4) The school-age provider must report to the department when children are expelled. The information must include:
(a) Child demographic data including, but not limited to, the age, race, ethnicity, and gender of the child;
(b) The reason the child was expelled; and
(c) The resources that were provided to the parent or guardian of the child.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.216.055 and 43.216.065. WSR 21-10-035, ยง 110-301-0340, filed 4/27/21, effective 6/1/21.]
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