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Classroom Management, Discipline and Corrective Action

Rules of student conduct are essential to maintain a school environment conducive to learning. A student’s refusal to comply with written rules and regulations established for the governing of the school will constitute sufficient cause for discipline.

Staff are responsible for supervising student behavior, employing effective classroom management methods and enforcing the rules of student conduct in fair, consistent and non-discriminatory manner. Corrective action must be reasonable and necessary under the circumstances and reflect the district’s priority to maintain a safe and positive learning environment for all students and staff.

Students and/or their parents/guardians will be provided all required substantive and procedural due process in regards to grievances, hearings and/or appeals of corrective action. The district will assist long-term suspended and expelled students in returning to school as soon as possible by providing them with a re-engagement plan tailored to the student’s individual circumstances, including consideration of the incident that led to the student’s long-term suspension or expulsion.


Cross References: Board Policy 2121 Substance Abuse Program
Board Policy 2161 Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students
Board Policy 2162 Education of Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Board Policy 3122 Excused and Unexcused Absences
Board Policy 3240 Student Conduct Expectations and Reasonable Sanctions
Board Policy 3244 Corporal Punishment
Board Policy 3520 Student Fees, Fines or Charges
Board Policy 4210 Regulations of Dangerous Weapons on School Premises


Legal References: RCW 9A.16.100 Use of force on children – Policy – Actions presumed unreasonable
RCW 9.41.280 Carrying dangerous weapons on school facilities
RCW 28A.150.240 Certificated teaching and administrative staff as accountable for classroom teaching –Scope—Responsibilities--Penalty
RCW 28A.225.020 School's duties and juvenile's failure to attend school
RCW 28A.225.030 Petition to juvenile court to assume jurisdiction
RCW 28A.400.100 Principals and vice principals – Employment of—Qualifications--Duties
RCW 28A.400.110 Principal to assure appropriate student discipline
RCW 28A.600.010 Government of schools, pupils, employees, rules and regulations for--Due process guarantees—Enforcement
RCW 28A.600.015 Rules incorporating due process guarantees of pupils with regard to expulsions and suspensions
RCW 28A.600.020 Government of schools, pupils, employees, rules and regulations for--To insure optimum learning atmosphere
RCW 28A.600.022 Suspended or expelled students –Reengagement plan
RCW 28A.600.040 Pupils to comply with rules and regulations
RCW 28A.600.410 Alternatives to suspension – Encouraged
RCW 28A.600.420 Firearms on school premises, transportation, or facilities--Penalty—Exemptions
RCW 28A.600.460 Classroom discipline—Policies—Classroom placement of student offenders—Data on disciplinary actions
20 USC 3171 et. seq. Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
42 USC 2000d et seq. Civil Rights Act of 1964
34 CFR Part 100.3 Regulations implementing Civil Rights Act of 1964
WAC 392-40-205 Definitions (Pupils)
WAC 392-400-220 Student Disciplinary boards – Establishment at option of school district – Functions
WAC 392-400-225 School district rules defining misconduct – Distribution of rules
WAC 392-400-230 Persons authorized to impose discipline, suspension, expulsion, or emergency removal upon students
WAC 392-400-233 Unexcused absences and tardiness
WAC 392-40-235 Discipline--Conditions and limitations
WAC 392-40-240 Discipline--Grievance procedure
WAC 392-40-245 Short-term suspension--Conditions and Limitations
WAC 392-40-250 Short-term suspensions--Prior conference required--Notice to parent
WAC 392-40-255 Short-term suspension--Grievance procedure
WAC 392-40-260 Long term suspension--conditions and limitations
WAC 392-40-265 Long-term suspension--Notice of hearing--Waiver of hearing
WAC 392-40-270 Long-term suspension--Prehearing and hearing process
WAC 392-400-275 Expulsion – Conditions and limitations
WAC 392-40-280 Expulsion--Notice of hearing--Waiver of hearing
WAC 392-40-285 Expulsion--Prehearing and hearing process
WAC 392-40-290 Emergency removal from class, subject, or activity
WAC 392-40-295 Emergency expulsion--Limitations
WAC 392-40-300 Emergency expulsion--Notice of hearing--Waiver of hearing right
WAC 392-40-305 Emergency expulsion--Prehearing and hearing process
WAC 392-40-310 Appeals--Long-term suspension and expulsion
WAC 392-40-315 Appeals--Hearing before school board or disciplinary appeal council--Procedures
WAC 392-40-317 Appeals--Discipline and short-term suspension grievances
WAC 392-40-320 School board or disciplinary appeal council decisions
WAC 392-400-410 Appeal for extension of a one-year expulsion
WAC 392-400-420 Reengagement meetings and plans


Adoption Date:  04.10.95

Former Policy Number: 3300

Clover Park School District

Revised: 11.12.96; 10.09.00; 08.12.02; 09.10.12; 02.09.15