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3200 - Rights and Responsibilities



Each year, the superintendent will develop and make available to all students, their parents, and staff, handbooks pertaining to student rights, conduct, corrective actions and discipline. Such statements will be developed with the participation of parents and the community. The school principal and staff will confer at least annually to develop and/or review student conduct standards and the uniform enforcement of those standards as related to the established student handbooks. They will also confer annually to establish criteria for determining when certificated employees must complete classes to improve classroom management skills.

All students who attend the district's schools will comply with the written policies, rules and regulations of the schools, will pursue the required course of studies, and will submit to the authority of staff of the schools, subject to such corrective action or discipline as the school officials will determine.


In addition to other rights established by law, each student served by or in behalf of Walla Walla School District shall possess the following substantive rights. The school district shall not limit these rights except for good and sufficient cause:

1.      No student shall be unlawfully denied an equal educational opportunity or be unlawfully discriminated against because of national origin, race, religion, economic status, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, previous arrest, previous incarceration, or a physical, mental, or sensory handicap.

2.      All students possess the constitutional right to freedom of speech and press, the constitutional right to peaceably assemble and to petition the government and its representatives for a redress of grievances, the constitutional right to the free exercise of religion and to have their schools free from sectarian control or influence, subject to reasonable limitations upon the time, place, and manner of exercising such right.

3.      All students possess the constitutional right to be secure in their persons, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures.

4.      All students shall have the right to be free from unlawful interference in their pursuit of an education while in the custody of Walla Walla School District.

5.      No student shall be deprived of the right to an equal educational opportunity in whole or in part by a school district without due process of law.

The foregoing enumeration of rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage other rights set forth in the constitution and the laws of the state of Washington or the rights retained by the people.

Legal References:

RCW 28A.150.240           Certificated teaching and administrative staff as accountable for classroom teaching — Scope — Responsibilities — Penalty

28A.400.110                     Principal to assure appropriate student discipline — building discipline standards — classes to improve classroom management skills

28A.405.060                     Course of study and regulations - Enforcement — Withholding salary warrant for failure

28A.600.010                     Enforcement of rules of conduct — Due process guarantees — Computation of days for short-term and long-term suspensions

28A.600.020                     Exclusion of student from classrooms — Written disciplinary procedures —long term suspension or expulsion

28A.600.040                     Pupils to comply with rules and regulations

Chapter 392-168 WAC     Special service programs - Citizen complaint procedure for certain categorical federal programs

392-400-215                     Student rights

392-400-225                     School district rules defining misconduct — Distribution of rules

Adopted: July 16, 2002

 Revised: 04.15.14, 04.21.15

 Revised: November 20, 2018

WALLA WALLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS • 364 South Park St. • Walla Walla, WA 99362 • Phone: 509-527-3000 • Fax: 509.529.7713

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