Public Notices

Important public notices and annual notifications can be found on this web page and its sub-pages found in the menu. All District policies and procedures can be found online at this link, or by contacting the District Office.

Academic Performance Scores

Student performance scores are available upon request from all school offices, or may be viewed online through the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) website.  The OSPI report card includes data such as demographics, student academic performance, and staff characteristics for each school.

Asbestos Re-Inspection in Royal School District

The District complies with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). Compliance results and information are on file in the Maintenance and Operations office. Feel free to contact the Maintenance Department at (509) 346-2252.

Drug and Alcohol Free Schools (Policy 5201)

Royal School District prohibits using, possessing, transmitting alcohol, illegal and/or controlled substances including marijuana (cannabis) and anabolic steroids in any amount or in any manner on district property at any time or when involved in a school district activity on or off school district property. Compliance with these standards is mandatory. Royal School District complies with all local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to alcohol and illegal and/or controlled substances including marijuana (cannabis) and anabolic steroids. In addition, the District complies with the regulations of both the Drug Free Work Place Act of 1988 and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. Please refer to Policy 5201 for additional details.

Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) Services Available

The Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) is an independent state agency that helps to reduce educational opportunity gaps by supporting families, students, educators, and other stakeholders in communities across WA in understanding the K-12 school system and resolving concerns collaboratively. OEO services are free and confidential. Anyone can contact OEO with a question or concern about school. OEO listens, shares information and referrals, and works informally with families, communities, and schools to address concerns so that every student can fully participate and thrive in our state’s public schools. OEO provides support in multiple languages and has telephone interpretation available. To get help or learn more about what OEO does, please visit our website:; email [email protected], or call: 1-866-297-2597 (interpretation available). 

Parent Involvement (Policy 4130)

The board recognizes that parent and family engagement helps students achieve academic standards. To promote parent and family engagement, the board adopted Policy 4130, which describes how the district will involve parents and family members.

Pesticide Notification

The district complies with the requirements of law regarding pesticide notification, posting and record keeping. Parents, please notify the District in writing if you would like to be notified of any District pesticide use at your child’s school building.

Releasing Student Information (FERPA)

Directory information is defined as the student's name, photograph, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, dates of attendance, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, diplomas and awards received, and the most recent previous school attended.

In most cases, requests for this type of information come from the news media for pictures to accompany feature stories. We will not release any “directory information” for commercial purposes or for other purposes not required by law or not related to school business.

Occasionally, photographs may be taken of students for use in the news media or in District produced publications. If you do not want your child to appear in a photograph, video, film or slide, you must submit a signed Opt-Out form to your child’s school office or the District Office. Printed copies of this form are available upon request in each school or district office.

In accordance with RCW 28A.225.330, we are authorized to forward student records to schools in another district to which a student has transferred or to colleges or educational institutions to which a student is applying.

School Improvement Plans Policy 2005

Each school in the district completes an individual School Improvement Plan for the current school year. Copies may be obtained from each individual school or on our website.
Certain information is defined by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as “directory information.” The law states the District may disclose “directory information” about your child unless you request, in writing, that such information not be released.

Student Rights and Responsibility (3000 Policy Series)

Each year, the superintendent shall develop and make available to all students, their parents and staff, handbooks pertaining to student rights, conduct, corrective actions and punishment. All students who attend the district's schools shall comply with the written policies, rules and regulations of the schools, shall pursue the required course of studies, and shall submit to the authority of staff of the schools.

Parent & Student Rights in Administration of Surveys (Policy 3232)

(Please refer to the full policy here.) All instructional materials, including supplementary materials and teachers manuals, used with any survey, analysis or evaluation in a program or project supported by federal funds are available for inspection by parents and guardians. No student will be required as part of any project or program supported by federal funds to submit to survey, analysis or evaluation that reveals information concerning:

  1. Political affiliations;
  2. Potentially embarrassing mental or psychological problems;
  3. Sexual behavior and attitudes;
  4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior;
  5. Critical appraisals of close family members;
  6. Privileged or similar relationships;
  7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or student’s parent; or
  8. Income other than information necessary to establish eligibility for a program;

without the prior consent of adult or emancipated students, or written permission of parents.

Use of Tobacco, Nicotine Products and Delivery Devices Policy 4215

Smoking or any other use of tobacco products or nicotine delivery devices will be prohibited on all school district property, including all district buildings, grounds, and district-owned vehicles and within five hundred feet of schools.