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Student Rights

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Student rights are those rights, such as civil, constitutional, contractual and consumer rights which regulate student rights and freedoms and allow students to make use of their educational investment.

Students don’t "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." – US Supreme Court in 1969


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The First Amendment

For students, the First Amendment is very important. Many US Supreme Court cases have given a guideline as to what the First Amendment means in schools, including Tinker v Des Moines.

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Privacy: Search & Seizure

The fourth amendment stops police and other government officials from searching us and our property without probable cause (this includes students).

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School Resource Officers

In Washington State, School Resource Officers (SRO’s) are considered officers of the law. SRO’s abide by the same policies and hold the same rights as any other police officer in Washington State.

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District Specific Rights

The rules around your rights and responsibilities can change from school to school and district to district. In America, student rights are mostly constitutional, meaning they don’t change based on each state.

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