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Discipline and Conduct

SB 5946 Student Discipline Task Force
Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5946 requires that OSPI convene a Student Discipline Task Force which is charged by, Part III (Sec. 301) to develop:

  • Standard definitions for causes of student disciplinary actions taken at the discretion of the school district.
  • Data collection standards for disciplinary actions that are discretionary and for disciplinary actions that result in the exclusion of a student from school.

The data collection standards must include

  • information about education services provided while a student is subject to a disciplinary action,
  • the status of petitions for readmission to the school district when a student has been excluded from school,
  • credit retrieval during a period of exclusion, and
  • school dropout as a result of disciplinary action.

Next Meeting
May 12, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
OSPI, Billings Conference Room (3rdh floor)
600 Washington St. S.E.
Olympia, WA 98504

Future Meetings
The Student Discipline Taskforce will hold recurring bimonthly meetings, beginning in January 2014. The meetings will be on the second Monday of these months.
July 14, 2014
September 8, 2014
November 10, 2014

Past Meetings

Student Discipline Taskforce Materials, March 10, 2014

Student Discipline Task Force Materials, January 13, 2013 | Materials | Meeting Minutes

Student Discipline Task Force Materials, December 9, 2013 | Materials | Meeting Minutes

Student Discipline Task Force Materials, November 25, 2013 | Materials | Meeting Minutes

Student Discipline Task Force Materials, October 17, 2013 | Meeting Minutes

Student Discipline Task Force Materials, September 19, 2013 | Meeting Minutes

Washington schools and school districts are authorized by state statutes and administrative rules to impose student discipline to maintain order and correct misbehaviors. However, they are also constrained by those same rules.

Suspension, Expulsion, and Due Process Rules (PDF) explains Washington statutes and administrative rules on suspension and expulsion.

Parent Resources
The Office of the Education Ombudsman provides assistance to resolve complaints, disputes, and problems between families and elementary and secondary public schools in all areas that affect student learning.

State Law on Discipline and Conduct

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