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                                                            Bremerton School District
                                                            134 North Marion Avenue
                                                             Bremerton, WA 98312

                                              IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION
School

Student Name                                                                         Date

Birthdate                                                      Grade                            School Student Study Team Review Date, if applicable

Address                                                                   City                                                        Zip Code

Telephone                                                                 Parent/Guardian’s Name

Dear Parent/Guardian:

It is my duty to inform you that your child’s conduct has established cause for a suspension from school
between                 and                    for ( ) days. Your child may return to school on
                 (Date). Grievance and appeal procedures are on the backside of this notice.

The cause for this short-term suspension is based upon the following alleged misbehavior and violation of
school rules:




If you have any questions, please contact me.


Principal/Assistant Principal                                                                   Telephone

Parent Contact:
Date/Time Parent Contacted:                                                                         Conference With Parent Held

Delivered in Person By:                                                                           Date:
Parent Notification By:                      Certified Mail                              Regular Mail

Building Conference:                                  Phone Conference:                                      Conference Waived:
                                Date                                                   Date                                             Date

Student Went Home Via:
                                       White - Student; Yellow –Parent; Pink - Principal; Goldenrod –Asst. Superintendent

Bremerton School District
Revised 11/10/05
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                                                Parent’s Copy

     APPEAL PROCEDURES FOR SHORT-TERM SUSPENSIONS
                                        (IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION)

You have the right to a conference with the principal or assistant principal to contest this suspension. If you
contest a short-term suspension (ten (10) days or less) and have no resolution, you have the right to present a
written and/or oral grievance to the Superintendent or designee. Two school business day’s prior notice is
required. If the issue is not resolved at this level, the student or parent/guardian, upon giving two school
business days prior notice to the superintendent’s office, shall have the right to present a written and/or oral
grievance to the Board of Directors during the Board’s next regular meeting. The Board shall notify the student
and parent/guardian of its response to the grievance within ten school business days after the date of the
meeting.

The short-term suspension shall continue during the grievance procedure unless the principal or designee elects
to postpone the action.

Students on suspension are not allowed on any school district property and may not participate in any school
district activity.

Any student subject to short-term suspension shall be provided the opportunity upon return to school to make
up assignments or tests missed by reason of the suspension if such assignments or tests have a substantial effect
on the student’s semester or trimester grade or if failure to complete such assignments or tests would preclude
the student from receiving credit for the course(s).

Readmission Application Process: Any student who has been suspended shall be allowed to make application
for readmission at any time. If a student desires to be readmitted to the school from which he/she has been
suspended, the student shall submit a written application to the principal, who shall recommend admission or
non-admission to the Superintendent. If a student wishes admission to another school, or if the student has been
expelled for possession of a firearm, he/she shall submit the written application to the superintendent or
designee. The application shall include:
        (1)     Reasons the student wants to return and why the request should be considered;
        (2)     Evidence which supports the request; and
        (3)     A supporting statement from the parent or others who may have assisted the student.
Students on emergency expulsion are not allowed on any school district property and may not participate in any
school district activity.

The above procedures are pursuant to Washington Administrative Code 180-40-245, 180-40-250, 180-40-255,
and Bremerton School District Policy #3241.




Bremerton School District
Revised 11/10/05
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                                                               Principal’s Copy

  BUILDING PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFICATION & DOCUMENTATION
Short Term suspensions are to be processed in accordance with the conditions, limitations, and procedures specified in
WAC 180-40-245, WAC 180-40-250, and WAC 180-40-255.

Prior to the short-term suspension of any student, a conference must be conducted with the student. At this conference the
student must be provided with: (1) an explanation of the alleged misconduct and rule violations; (2) an explanation of the
evidence in support of the allegations; (3) an explanation of the corrective action which may be imposed; and (4) an
opportunity to present an explanation regarding the alleged misconduct.

In the event a short-term suspension is to exceed one calendar day, the parent/guardian of the student must be notified of
the reason for the student’s suspension and the duration of the suspension orally and/or by letter deposited in the mail as
soon as reasonably possible. This notice shall also inform the parent/guardian of the right to an informal conference and
that the suspension may possibly be reduced as a result of such a conference. NOTE: For short-term suspensions, the
student may grieve the action, but has no right to a hearing or an appeal.

Any student subject to short-term suspension shall be provided the opportunity upon return to school to make up
assignments or tests missed by reason of the suspension if such assignments or tests have a substantial effect on the
student’s semester or trimester grade or failure to complete such assignments or tests would preclude the student from
receiving credit for the course(s).

This notice shall be in the primary language of the student and parent/guardian and it shall:
        a. Specify the student’s alleged misconduct and the school district rule alleged to have been violated;
        b. Set forth the corrective action proposed by the district

Under these sections, it is important to remember that when you speak with parents over the phone regarding their
child’s suspension or proposed suspension that the appeal and/or grievance rights are spelled out to the parents.
This may save a later question whether there was lack of compliance with the WAC’s.

Give the original copy of the suspension form letter to the student, send a copy to the parent/guardian, keep a copy for the
school’s record, and send the final copy to the Superintendent’s office within 24 hours after the imposition of the
suspension.

NOTE: No student in grades kindergarten through four shall be subject to short-term suspension for more than a total of ten (10) school days during
any single semester or trimester. No student in grades five and above shall be subject to short-term suspensions for more than a total of fifteen school
days during any single semester or ten school days during any single trimester. No loss of academic grade or credit shall be imposed by reason of
suspensions to such students.




Bremerton School District
Revised 11/10/05

				
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