Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1988

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

J. Wesley Crum

Second Committee Member

Robert Carlton

Third Committee Member

D. Daryl Basler


A study was conducted of several aspects of Washington State Law, including portions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), the Washington Administrative Code (WAC), plus an in-depth study on search and seizure rights of the school. The search and seizure study was limited to locker searches by school personnel. The study primarily included relevant aspects of school attendance, bus behavior, corporal punishment, student discipline, student and school property, student dress, search and seizure, and first amendment issues (i.e., publications by students). From this study, an in-depth handbook was produced for use by school administrators and students of Sterling Middle School, Eastmont Public Schools, East Wenatchee, Washington. With periodic updating, this manual can be used by students and school district employees to reference school, local, state, and where necessary, federal law pertaining to the proper role and function of students at the public school level.


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