BILL REQ. #: S-3671.1
|State of Washington||63rd Legislature||2014 Regular Session|
Read first time 01/21/14. Referred to Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education.
AN ACT Relating to a policy and procedures for notifying parents that their child was injured on school property; and adding a new section to chapter 28A.320 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 A new section is added to chapter 28A.320
RCW to read as follows:
(1) By August 1, 2015, each school district shall adopt a policy and procedures that at a minimum incorporate the model policy and procedures provided under subsection (2) of this section that require a school that receives a report that a student was physically injured on school property to notify the injured student's parents or guardians. It is the responsibility of each school district to share its policy on an annual basis with parents or guardians, students, volunteers, and school employees.
(2) The Washington state school directors' association, with the assistance of the office of the superintendent of public instruction, shall convene an advisory group to develop a model policy and procedures that require a school that receives a report that a student was physically injured on school property to notify the injured student's parents or guardians. The policy must address the following:
(a) What qualifies as acceptable forms of notification;
(b) The duration of time the school has to perform the notification after receiving a report;
(c) Who at the school will perform the notification;
(d) At what point the obligation to notify has been satisfied by the school;
(e) A definition of school property; and
(f) What qualifies as physical injury.
(3) The Washington state school directors' association shall submit the model policy and procedures to all school districts, the governor, and the legislature and shall post the model policy and procedures on its web site by January 1, 2015.