Appeal Process

Appeal Process


The Tahoma School District, in compliance with the Washington State rules for Highly Capable Programs (WAC 392-170-076), has an appeal process. Please note: Screening decisions and/or placement decisions, as allowed under statute, are not subject to appeal.

You may file an appeal of the selection decision based on one of the following criteria:

-A condition or circumstance believed to have caused a misinterpretation of the data reviewed. An example may include missing information.
-An extraordinary circumstance occurred during one previous grade that may negatively affect the overall profile of a student.

Appeals submitted for reasons other than above will be denied without further consideration. No outside testing will be considered.

To file an appeal you must use the Selection Decision Appeal Form available by clicking on the underlined words. The form must be completed and returned to the district office within ten (10) work days following the notification of score results.

All appeals will go before the Appeal Review Team and you will be notified of the decision by mail. The purpose of the Appeal Review Team is to consider individual circumstances based on the criteria above, that may have impacted the student's evaluation data. The decision of the Appeal Review Team is final.


Highly Capable Program Exit Procedures

A student may be exited from the program either at the request of a parent or a teacher. A meeting will be held with a building or district administrator, parent, and teacher to agree upon the decision to exit.

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