No. 60528-3-I.

199 P.3d 1010 (2009)

BELLEVUE SCHOOL DISTRICT, Respondent, v. E.S., Appellant.

Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 1.

January 12, 2009.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert Charles Boruchowitz, Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic, Seattle, WA, for Appellant.

Bonnie J. Glenn, King County Prosecutor's Office, Seattle, WA, Shelby L. Swanson, Attorney at Law, Bellevue, WA, for Respondent.

Brent M. Pattison, Thompson & Howle, Sarah A. Dunne, Nancy L. Talner, Seattle, WA, Chorisia John Folkman, University of Washington School of Law, Tulalip, WA, Amicus Curiae on behalf of Team Child.

Sarah A. Dunne, ACLU, Nancy Lynn Talner, Attorney at Law, Seattle, WA, Amicus Curiae on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union of Washington.


¶ 1 A proceeding to declare a child truant affects the child's rights to liberty, privacy, and education. Due process requires that the child be afforded counsel.


Truancy Law and Procedure

¶ 2 In Washington, school is compulsory for children aged eight to eighteen.1 Under the legislative amendments passed as part of the Becca Bill2

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