State law regarding how schools can discipline students is changing. The new laws go into effect with the coming school year and will be a significant change from how discipline has been managed in the past. The intent of the changes are to limit the suspension of students, minimize the educational impact on students who are disciplined and assure fairness in the process.

Click here to visit the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s student discipline page. On the page you will find A Parent’s Guide to student discipline and an overview of the new state discipline rules.

If you have questions about the new state discipline laws please reach out to your school principal or the district office for more information.

These new discipline laws will impact current school board policies. Find out what changes are under consideration for the following policies: