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Policy 3240

Student Conduct

The board acknowledges that conduct and behavior is closely associated to learning. An effective
instructional program requires a wholesome and orderly school environment. The board requires
that each student adhere to the rules of conduct and submit to corrective action taken as a result
of conduct violations. The rules of conduct are applicable during the school day as well as during
any school activity conducted on or off campus. Special rules are also applicable while riding on
a school bus.

Students are expected to:

A. Respect the rights, person and property of others;
B. Pursue the required course of study;
C. Preserve the degree of order necessary for a positive climate for learning;
D. Comply with district rules and regulations;
E. Submit to the authority of staff and reasonable discipline imposed by school employees and
respond accordingly.

The board also recognizes that schools must take reasonable steps so that students who fail to
adhere to the district’s rules and regulations and who receive discipline for such misconduct
remain engaged or are effectively re-engaged in their educational program.
The superintendent shall develop written rules of conduct, which will carry out the intent of the
board and establish procedures necessary to implement this policy.

Cross References:

3241 – Classroom Management, Discipline and Corrective Action
6605 – Student Safety Walking, Biking and Riding Buses
Legal References: RCW 28A.210.310 Prohibition on use of tobacco products on school property
RCW 28A.320.128 Notice and disclosure policies – Threats of violence—Student conduct – Immunity for good faith notice —
RCW 28A.400.110 Principal to assure appropriate student discipline — Building discipline standards — Classes to improve
classroom management skills
RCW 28A.600.015 Rules incorporating due process guarantees of pupils with regard to expulsions and suspensions
RCW 28A.600.020 Exclusion of student from classroom – Written disciplinary procedures – Long-term suspension or
RCW 28A.600.022 Suspended or expelled students – Re-engagement plan.
RCW 28A.600.040 Pupils to comply with rules and regulations
RCW 28A.635.060 Defacing or injuring school property —Liability of pupil, parent, or guardian – Withholding grades,
diploma, or transcripts — Suspension and restitution —Voluntary work program as alternative — Rights protected
RCW 28A.635.090 Interference by force or violence — Penalty
RCW 28A.635.100 Intimidating any administrator, teacher, classified employee, or student by threat of force or violence
RCW 4.24.190 Action against parent for willful injury to property by minor — Monetary limitation — Common law liability preserved
RCW 9.41 Firearms and dangerous weapons
RCW 9.91.160 Personal protection spray devices
RCW 9A.16.020 Use of force — When lawful
20 U.S.C. 7101 et seq. Safe and Drug-Free Schools and
Communities Act
WAC 392-400-205 Definitions
WAC 392-400-210 Student responsibilities and duties
WAC 392-400-215 Student rights
WAC 392-400-225 School district rules defining misconduct — Distribution of rules
WAC 392-400-226 School district rules defining harassment, intimidation and bullying prevention policies and procedures –Distribution of rules
WAC 392-400-227 School district rules defining students’ religious rights
WAC 392-400-233 Unexcused absences and tardiness
Management Resources: 2016 – July Issue
2014 – August Issue
2013 – September Issue

La Center School District Adoption Date: March 27 th , 2007; Revised: January 23, 2018