180-90-170 - Complaints against private schools

180-90-170. Complaints against private schools

(1) Complaints about an approved private school may be made in writing to state board of education.

(2) If a complaint against a private school is received, the state board of education will:

(a) Notify the complainant that the communication was received;

(b) Notify the school of the complaint, provide a copy of the complaint if requested, and provide an opportunity for the school to respond. All correspondence will conform to state and federal student privacy laws; and

(c) Review the complaint and the school's response and may take appropriate action it deems necessary. Any action taken by the state board of education will be limited to authority pursuant to chapter 28A.195 RCW and the rules promulgated thereunder.

(3) The record of the complaint, the response and any action taken will be retained according to the record retention schedule established by the office of the secretary of state for the state board of education.

(Adopted by WSR 15-24-108, Filed 12/1/2015, effective 1/1/2016 Amended by WSR 18-24-090, Filed 12/3/2018, effective 1/3/2019)

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