Rights & Responsibilities Handbook

Significant changes to student discipline policy began with the passage of HB 1541 in 2016. The changes were made to close opportunity gaps for students, and address concerns that some groups of students are more likely to experience exclusionary discipline than others. The new laws clarify processes and ensure greater involvement of families. After a robust rulemaking process that took over two years, OSPI adopted the final student discipline rules that took effect in July of 2018 and the remaining rules will take effect July 1, 2019. This is the first time in over four decades updates have been made to the rules. The Puyallup School District is committed to ensuring equity in student discipline and engaging families to meet the academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs of their student.

Rights and Responsibilities Handbook 2020-2021 

For more information see:  Discipline in Schools: A Parent Guide