Important Information


Students have the right to receive a free public education and a deprivation of that right may occur only for good and sufficient cause and in accordance with due process of law. Each student served by the Pe Ell District can expect the following rights:

1. An equal educational opportunity with freedom from discrimination because of natural origin, race, religion, economic status, sex, pregnancy, marital status, previous arrest, previous incarceration, or a handicapping condition.

2. Freedom of speech and press, peaceful assembly, and redress of grievances subject to reasonable limitations upon time, place, and manner of exercising such rights.

3. Freedom from unreasonable searches or seizures.

4. Freedom from unlawful interference in their pursuit of an education.

5. Attend classes.

6. Pursue their course of studies.



Washington State law requires that enrolled students between 6 and 18 years of age attend school. Schools are required to keep records of excused and unexcused absences. Absences for health, family emergency, school activities, prearranged absences approved by the Principal, and absences for disciplinary reasons are excused absences. All other absences are unexcused absences and may result in disciplinary action including referral to courts for habitual truants.

Attendance requirements are currently in effect that require schools to: 1) Notify parents and students of the compulsory attendance law each year; 2) inform parents after any unexcused absence; 3) conference with parents after two unexcused absences within any one month; and 4) take steps to eliminate or reduce an individual's absences.

If actions taken by the school are not successful in substantially reducing an enrolled student's unexcused absences from school, not later than the seventh unexcused absence by a child within any month or not later than the tenth unexcused absence during the current school year, the District shall file a petition for a civil action with the juvenile court alleging a violation of the truancy laws.


 The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.


Pe Ell School District complies with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations. No student shall be denied an equal educational opportunity or be unlawfully discriminated against because of national origin, race, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation including gender identity, or a physical, mental or sensory disability.

Parent(s)/guardian or students who feel they have been discriminated against have a right to file a complaint with the school district and/or local, state and federal authorities. Inquiries and complaints should be filed with the individuals listed below.

An Equal Opportunity Employer: Pe Ell School District provides equal employment opportunity and treatment for all applicants and staff in recruitment, hiring, retention, assignment, transfer, promotion and training.  Such equal employment opportunity is provided without discrimination with respect to race, color, national origin or ethnicity, creed or religion, age, sex or gender, sexual orientation or gender identity, marital or family status, qualified individuals with physical, sensory or mental disabilities, military or veteran status, nor in violation of any other applicable state or federal laws.

Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to the School District's Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer and/or Section 504 Coordinator.

Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer:
Keith Shepherd, 519 N. 2nd Street, Pe Ell, WA 98573 Tel. (360) 291-3244.

Section 504/ADA Coordinator:
Chris Schumaker, 519 N. 2nd Street, Pe Ell, WA 98573 Tel. (360) 291-3244.

Pe Ell School District
519 N. 2nd Street
Pe Ell, WA 98572



If you would like to receive information about your child's teacher(s), please contact the building principal.  The following list shows the information that is available to you.

  • Whether the teacher has met state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or conditional certification.
  • The baccalaureate degree of the teacher and other graduate certification or degree and the field of discipline of the certification and/or degree.
  • Whether students receiving services by a paraprofessional and the paraprofessional's qualifications.


Harassment, intimidation and bullying can be any written, verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by any characteristic (race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or mental or physical disability) or other distinguishing characteristics, when the intentional written, verbal or physical act:

A. Physically harms a student or damages the student's property.
B. Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student's education.
C. Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
D. Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.


NCLB -ESEA Notification

The Pe Ell School district report card is located on the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction website. On the site you will find demographic data, test data, financial data, and teacher information.



Under Washington's Public Disclosure Act (chapter 42.17 RCW), you have the right to review public documents that are not exempt from disclosure. Generally, the District may not disclose personal information in files maintained for employees. Certain matters in an employee's personnel file, however, may be disclosed. These matters include documents containing disciplinary information about a specific instance of misconduct, including documents related to sexual misconduct or physical abuse by the employee.



Recently, state lawmakers enacted the Teacher Principal Evaluation Pilot (TPEP). This legislation changes the current evaluation process and develops more uniform standards and expectations for teachers and principals in Washington state.

Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5895 provides schools with a clearer structure for selecting instructional framework to be used in the newly required teacher and principal evaluation system. Major changes include the adoption of a new framework and the movement from a widely used two-tier (satisfactory/unsatisfactory) system for evaluation to a four-tiered rating system, statewide. Based on the new, four leveled structure, staff would be evaluated as unsatisfactory, basic, proficient, or distinguished. Ultimately, the goal of ESSB 5895 is for staff and administration to work collaboratively to improve instruction.

The Pe Ell School District adopted the following instructional framework: The Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Rubric 2.0.

The Pe Ell School District adopted the AWSP Leadership Framework.

The Pe Ell School District is currently in year two of the T-PEP process. 


Washington State Teacher/Principal Project

OSPI Teacher/Principal Project

Center for Eductional Leadership


Access to Student Records: RCW 42.17.255, RCW 28A.600.475, WAC 180-52-030, WAC 180-10, WAC 392-168-120
ASB Funds: RCW 28A.325
Assault: RCW 9A.36
Attendance: RCW 28A.225, RCW 28A.600
Dangerous Weapons: RCW 9.41, RCW 9.91.160, RCW 28A.635.060
Disciplining Disabled Students: WAC 392-172
Equal Education Opportunity: WAC 392-190, RCW 28A.640
Gangs and Gang Activity: RCW 28A.600.455, RCW 28A.320.140, RCW 28A.225.225(5), RCW 9A.46
Grievance Procedure: WAC 180-40-317, RCW 28A.305.160
Inciting a Riot: WAC 148-120-100 (4)
Medication and Related Services: RCW 28A.210.260, RCW28A.210.270
Minors Living Away From Parents: RCW 13.64.020, RCW 13.64.060
Negligence: RCW 28A.400.370
Parental Rights: RCW 26.09.225
Parental Responsibility When Students Vandalize: RCW 4,24,190, RCW 28A.635.060
Religious Expression in Public Schools: WAC 180-40-215 (2), WAC 180-40-227
Removing Students from School Grounds: RCW 28A.605.010
Required Curriculum: RCW 28A.150.210
Sexual Harassment: RCW 49.60.400
Special Education: WAC 392-172, RCW 28A.155
Speech and Press: RCW 28A.600.020, WAC 180-40-215 (2
Student Conduct: WAC 72-120-100
Student Discipline and Due Process: RCW 28A.305.160, RCW 28A.600.010,
RCW 28A.600.020, RCW 28A.600.410, RCW 28A.635, WAC 180-40-235 to 320,RCW 9A.16.030, RCW 28A.600.040, RCW 28A.400.010
Student Searches: RCW 28A.600.210, RCW 28A.600.220, RCW 28A.600.230 (3)
RCW 28A.600.240, RCW 10.79.070, RCW 10.79.071 (1)
Student Fees and Fines: RCW 28A.325.010
Teacher Exclusions of Students: RCW 28A.600.010, RCW 28A.600.020,
WAC 180-40-290
Teacher Responsibilities: WAC 180-44
Tobacco Products: WAC 72-120-100 (13)
Truancy Court (Becca Bill): 28A,225,030
Trespass vs. Access: RCW 28A.605
Weapons on Campus: RCW 9A.04.050, RCW 28A.600.010, WAC 180-40
Website for "504 Plan":
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973