Note: This information is from our manual, Discipline in Public Schools.
Education is critical to a young person’s success, and it is a right in Washington.
If your child misbehaves or has problems in school, remember, they are still learning, and they have the right to keep learning.
As their advocate, you can help them understand what the rules are and how to follow them. You can help make sure any consequences they receive are fair, and guide them in making amends if they hurt someone. You can help them keep their education on track and turn mistakes into opportunities to learn.
You can contact the Office of the Education Ombuds with any questions or concerns relating to student discipline in Washington’s k-12 public schools. You can find us online at www.oeo.wa.gov, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 1-866-297-2597.