Release and Removal of Student During School Hours - 3440
The Board recognizes its responsibility for the proper care of students during school hours. Students shall not be removed from school grounds, any school building or school function during school hours except by a person duly authorized in accordance with district procedures. Before a student is removed or excused, the person seeking to remove the student must present to the satisfaction of the Superintendent or principal evidence of their proper authority to remove the student. A teacher should not excuse a student from class to confer with anyone unless the request is approved by the principal. The Superintendent is directed to establish procedures for the removal of a student during school hours.
Prior to sending a student to their home for illness, discipline or a corrective action, the principal or designee will attempt to reach the student's parent/guardian to inform them of the school's action and to request that they come to the school for the child. If the principal or designee cannot reach the parent/guardian, the student will remain at school until the close of the school day. A student may be released to a law enforcement officer in accordance with Board Policy.
Board Policy 4311 Visitors
Board Policy 3431 Response to Student Injury or Illness
Board Policy 3610 Child Custody
RCW 28A.605.010 Removing child from school grounds during school hours
Adoption Date: July 20, 1998
Revised: September 12, 2022
Revised: May 8, 2023