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PDFWAC 392-400-460

Suspensions and expulsionsOptional conference with principal.

(1) Requesting a conference. If the student or parents disagree with the school district's decision to suspend or expel the student, the student or parents may request an informal conference with the principal or designee to resolve the disagreement. The request for an informal conference may be made orally or in writing.
(2) Time limit. The principal or designee must hold the conference within three school business days after receiving the request, unless otherwise agreed to by the student and parents.
(3) Conference. During the informal conference, the principal or designee must provide the student and parents the opportunity to:
(a) Share the student's perspective and explanation regarding the behavioral violation;
(b) Confer with the principal or designee and school personnel involved in the incident that led to the suspension or expulsion; and
(c) Discuss other forms of discipline that may be administered.
(4) Language assistance. The school district must ensure the conference is held 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.
(5) Right to appeal. An informal conference must not limit a student's or parents' right to appeal the suspension or expulsion under WAC 392-400-465, participate in a reengagement meeting under WAC 392-400-710, or petition for readmission.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.600.015, 28A.600.020 and 28A.600.010 through 28A.600.022, 28A.320.211. WSR 18-16-081, § 392-400-460, filed 7/30/18, effective 7/1/19.]
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