Corrective Actions

  • Corrective Actions

  • Classroom Level Interventions

  • School Level Interventions

Exclusionary Interventions

  • Exclusionary Interventions

  • Classroom Exclusion

  • Suspension

  • Emergency Removal

  • Expulsion

Students with Disabilities

  • NTPS discipline procedures for students with disabilities will be consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. These procedures apply under the following conditions:

    • The student has an Individual Education Program (IEP), Individual Health Plan (IHP), and/or a Section 504 Plan.
    • The student has not yet been determined eligible for Special Education services, but the parent/guardian has requested concern in writing (or orally) to the principal, teacher, or district special education staff that the student be evaluated for special education and related services; or the teacher or other school personnel has expressed specific concern about a pattern of behavior demonstrated by the student to Special Education or other supervisory personnel.


    • Students with disabilities can be suspended for up to ten (10) cumulative days a year. Anything more is considered a placement change and requires an IEP/504 team meeting, with parents/guardians, BEFORE imposing the action.
    • If the behavior is determined to be a manifestation of the disability or a failure
      to implement the IEP or 504 plan, the district must return the student to the placement from which he or she was removed unless the parent/guardian and the district agree to a change of placement as part of the modification of the behavioral intervention plan.

    See Notice of Special Education Safeguards NTPS Policy 2161 and Procedure 2161P.

Educational Services

  • During the suspension, expulsion, or emergency removal of a student, the school/district will provide the student with the opportunity to continue participating in the educational curriculum; meet the educational standards established by the district; and complete subject, grade-level, and graduation requirements (WAC 392-121-107).


    Any suspended or expelled student will be allowed to make an application for readmission at any time. The application must be submitted to the principal of the school which the student wishes to attend. The application will include:

    1. A written statement stating why the student wants to return and why the school should consider;
    2. Evidence that supports the request;
    3. A supporting statement from the parent/guardian or others who may have assisted the student;
    4. Evidence the student has made an effort to keep up with their studies;
    5. Documentation of volunteer work and any efforts to make amends; and
    6. If the suspension was drug or alcohol-related, a copy of a drug and alcohol assessment and evidence of follow-up to the recommendations in that assessment.

    The principal will consider the application, consult with the superintendent, and advise the parent/guardian and student of their decision in writing within five (5) school business days of receipt of such application. Readmission may be contingent upon any reasonable condition proposed by the principal, subject to the limits on behavior agreements below.

    The readmission process is separate and distinct from any re-engagement meetings conducted by the district as required by state law, RCW 28A.600.


    The district will reengage and assist students in returning to school from a long-term suspension or expulsion. Reengagement will consist of:

    • A meeting with the student and their parents/guardians within twenty (20) days of the student’s long-term suspension or expulsion and no later than 5 school days before the student’s return to school.
    • A re-engagement plan will be tailored to the student’s individual circumstances, including consideration of the incident that led to the long-term suspension or expulsion.

    Behavior Plans

    The district may enter into behavior agreements with students and parents/guardians in response to behavioral violations, including agreements to reduce the length of a suspension conditioned on the participation in treatment services, made in lieu of suspension or expulsion, or holding a suspension or expulsion in abeyance.

    A behavior agreement does not waive a student’s opportunity to participate in a re-engagement meeting or receive educational services.

    The duration of behavior agreements will not exceed the length of an academic term.

    Nothing precludes the district from administering discipline for behavioral violations that occur after it enters into an agreement with the student and parents/guardians.

    The district will provide behavior agreements in a language the student and parents/guardians understand.