About the Disciplinary Appeal Council

The Disciplinary Appeal Council (DAC) is an important function of the Bellevue School District. The purpose of DAC is to ensure students’ rights are being preserved and District Policies and Procedures are followed. It is used as a last appeal level for disciplinary decisions, sexual harassment complaints, discrimination complaints, and harassment, intimidation and bullying complaints.

Now seeking two members

Part of the membership of the DAC is a representative from the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and an alternate. We are looking for two members from the PTSA, that represent the demographics in our schools, to participate on the DAC, one being an alternate. PTSA members are appointed to DAC by the School Board at the first regular board meeting in December and serve for one calendar year.

Submit an application of interest

If interested, please complete and submit this brief application of interest no later than October 20, 2021. If selected, you are committing to being recommended to the School Board for DAC participation and making a commitment as a DAC representative for a calendar year. Typically, the DAC convenes for 6 to 10 appeals/hearings a year. Each hearing takes between 90 minutes and three hours.

A good candidate will be able to:

  • Keep an open mind
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Make decisions that are aligned to Board Policies and District Procedures
  • Consider multiple points of view and varied contexts
  • Possess flexibility in scheduling of hearings/appeals

Interested PTSA members will be informed of their status as it relates to this opportunity no later than November 8.

In collaboration,

Glenn Hasslinger, Director of Pupil Management
Patty Siegwarth, Ed. D., Executive Director of Schools

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.