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Student Rights - District Specific Rights

student resource - 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. Youth rights do vary from country to country. The best way to be aware of your rights and responsibilities is to research your school and school districts rights. They should be available online or at your schools office. 


lake washington school district logoIn Lake Washington School District, your rights and responsibilities are: 

  • Students have the right to a safe environment free from intimidation, sexual harassment and assault.
  • Students have the right to a productive learning environment. 
  • Students have the right to clean and safe classrooms, hallways, restrooms and lunchrooms.
  • Students have the right to safe passage to and from school, and while on campus.
  • Students have the right to expect staff to help them solve their problems.
  • Students have the right to engage in the grievance process.
  • Students have the right to remain anonymous when reporting a violation of school rules.
  • Students have the right to engage in respectful speech that expresses their thoughts and opinions as long as it is not disruptive to the educational environment.
  • Students have the right to actively participate in a problem-solving process in order to facilitate successful closure.
  • Students have the right to exercise freedom of expression as part of the instructional process. However, this right is subject to reasonable limits and may not be used to disrupt the educational environment or interfere with the rights of others.

northshore school district logoIn Northshore School District, your rights and responsibilities are: 

  • Learn in a safe and positive climate – one that is unbiased, nonjudgmental, and free from prejudice, discrimination and verbal or physical threats and abuse.
  • Receive high quality instruction that is comprehensible and appropriate to their level of academic development.
  • Be expected to achieve at high levels.
  • Be taught in ways that are responsive to students’ individual needs and racial, ethnic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Receive appropriate accommodations to meet individual needs, consistent with state and federal law.
  • Express their ideas and perspectives on issues and topics relevant to their education, including school policies and procedures.
  • Be treated with respect, as unique individuals with differing needs and learning styles and in a manner, that encourages personal and academic growth.
  • Be treated in a fair and equitable manner by all staff.
  • Privacy.
  • Due process of law.
  • Have school rules that are enforced in a consistent, fair and reasonable manner.
  • Be free to request an interpreter or translator at any step of the disciplinary process.
  • Be free from harassment, intimidation and bullying, including discriminatory and sexual harassment and violence in the form of hazing and intimidation.
  • Receive fair, equitable, non-discriminatory corrective actions that are aligned with the R&R.
  • Have teachers and administrators who will follow all District policies related to known allegations of discrimination, harassment, hazing, bullying, and incidents that require mandatory reporting. Such known allegations/incidents must be reported to site administration immediately.
  • Full access to opportunities within the educational environment without experiencing discrimination on the basis of age, sex, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.
  • Access to non-instructional interpretation services when communicating with the school, and in some cases, to translated copies of certain school forms and documents.
  • Receive a copy of this handbook (R&R).
  • Have access to their education records, consistent with applicable law.
  • Administrators who will: 
    • model appropriate behavior and expect appropriate behavior from students and teachers
    • hold students and teachers accountable for student learning
    • expect parents to be collaborative partners regarding student achievement
    • make decisions regarding removing students and/or staff for safety reasons
    • discipline students in accordance with the R&R
    • consistently and accurately report discipline consequences for students into the student recordkeeping system


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