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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien,WA 98166

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Continuing Educational Services

The following are the continuing educational services provides during any out-of-school suspension and expulsion.

Short-Term Suspensions & Emergency Expulsions—General

  • Students are eligible to continue with their regular coursework, although if the suspension is an out-of-school suspension the student will have to complete coursework off campus. 
  • Students must be allowed to turn work in and not have their grades penalized solely for missing class because of a suspension. 

Short-Term Suspensions & Emergency Expulsions—5 days or fewer

  • Students must have:
    • Access to course work and homework;
    • Access to school personnel (in person or otherwise) who can offer support to keep the student on track; and
    • An opportunity to make up any assignments or tests.

Short-Term Suspensions & Emergency Expulsions—6 days or more

  • Students must have:
    • Access to course work and homework;
    • Access to school personnel (in person or otherwise) who can offer support to keep the student on track; and
    • An opportunity to make up any assignments or tests.
    • School personnel must make a reasonable attempt to contact the student or parent/guardian within three (3) school business days, and periodically thereafter to coordinate coursework and grading between the student and teacher(s); and communicate between the student, parent/guardian and teacher(s) about the student’s academic progress.

Long-Term Suspensions & Expulsions

  • Students will be allowed to continue to receive educational services in an alternative setting. 
  • Should be referred to the Connections Center for placement.
  • Other educational opportunities may include tutoring or online services.
  • Services offered must enable the student to continue to participate in the general education curriculum; meet the educational standards established within the district; and complete subject, grade-level, and graduation requirements.
  • Consider the input of the student, parent/guardian, and teachers; the types of additional services the student may be receiving; and any need to access technology, transportation, or other resources in order to be successful.

Students with IEPs or Section 504 Plans

Students who qualify for an Individual Education Plan or a Section 504 plan will be afforded the opportunity to continue to receive educational services under any type of suspension.