DISTRICT NOTIFICATION OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS

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Policy No. 3143

A court will notify the common school in which a student is enrolled if the student has been convicted, adjudicated, or entered into a diversion agreement for any of the following offenses: a violent offense, a sex offense, a firearms offense, inhaling toxic fumes, a drug offense, liquor offense, assault, kidnapping, harassment, stalking or arson. The principal must inform any teacher of the student and any other personnel who should be aware of the information. The information may not be further disseminated.

A student convicted, adjudicated, or entering into a diversion agreement for an assault, kidnapping, harassment, stalking, or arson against a teacher shall not be assigned to that teacher’s classroom during the duration or the student’s attendance at that school or any school to which the teacher is assigned. Neither shall the student be assigned to a classroom where another student who was his or her victim for the offense is enrolled.

The state department of social and health services will notify the board of directors in writing at least thirty days beforea juvenile convicted of a violent offense, a sex offense or stalkingis discharged, paroled, given authorized leave or otherwise released to reside in the district. The department will also notify the district if any adjudicated victims of a juvenile sex offender are registered with the department and on record as attending a school within the district that the juvenile sex offender might otherwise attend.

A community residential facility to which an adjudicated juvenile is transferred shall provide written notice of the offender’s criminal history to the district if the juvenile is attending school in the district while residing at the community residential facility.

Convicted juvenile sex offenders shall not attend a school attended by their adjudicated victims or a victim’s sibling. The offender and his or her parent or guardian shall be responsible for providing transportation or covering other costs related to the offender’s attendance at another school.

Cross References:      

  • Board Policy 2161   Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students
  • Board Policy 3140   Release of Resident Students
  • Board Policy 4315   Release of Information Regarding Sexual Offenders

Legal References:       

  • RCW 13.04.155   Notification to school principal of conviction, adjudication, or diversion agreement-provision of information to teachers and other personnel — Confidentiality
  • RCW 13.40.215   Juveniles found to have committed violent or sex offense or stalking — Notification of discharge, parole, leave release, transfer, or escape — To whom given — Definitions
  • RCW 28A.600.460   Classroom discipline--policies--classroom placement of student offenders — data on disciplinary actions

Management Resources:

  • Policy News, August 1997  Legislature addresses student discipline
  • Policy News, June 1999      School safety bills impact policy

Adoption Date:  April 28, 2003

Blaine School District