WSR 97-15-072

PROPOSED RULES

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[Filed July 16, 1997, 10:45 a.m.]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 96-06-061.

Title of Rule: Chapter 392-120 WAC, Finance University of Washington transition school and early entrance program allocations.

Purpose: To accommodate University of Washington policy change allowing students to use the summer quarter in lieu of fall, winter, or spring quarter to complete a year of education.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.185.040.

Summary: See Purpose above.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Richard M. Wilson, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, 753-2298; Implementation: Thomas J. Case, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, 753-6708; and Enforcement: Michael L. Bigelow, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, 753-1718.

Name of Proponent: Superintendent of Public Instruction, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See Purpose above.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Purpose above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The rule will have a minor or negligible economic impact.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Wanamaker Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Old Capitol Building, 600 South Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, on August 26, 1997, at 10:15 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jim Rich by August 12, 1997, TDD (360) 664-3631, or (360) 753-6733.

Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, Legal Services, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504, FAX (360) 753-4201, by August 25, 1997.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 27, 1997.

July 7, 1997

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 90-04, filed 4/12/90, effective 5/13/90)

WAC 392-120-025 Definition--Full-time equivalent ((eligible)) student. As used in this chapter, "full-time equivalent ((eligible)) student" means ((a)) an eligible student enrolled in and attending all courses required for continued enrollment in the transition school, and also means ((a)) an eligible student who is enrolled in the early entrance program ((and maintaining)) for 12 college credits or more per quarter.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.58.217. 90-09-038 (Order 90-04), 392-120-025, filed 4/12/90, effective 5/13/90; 88-19-026 (Order 88-21), 392-120-025, filed 9/12/88.]

NEW SECTION

WAC 392-120-027 Definition--Count date. As used in this chapter "count date" means the first day of transition school or first early entrance program day during the month on which eligible students are counted and their full-time equivalency is determined. Count dates occur in the months of October through June. Eligible students counted during the summer are counted during the months of June through August.

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NEW SECTION

WAC 392-120-028 Definition--Annual average full-time equivalent student. As used in this chapter, an "annual average full-time equivalent student" means an eligible student who is a full-time equivalent student on each of the count dates in October through June: Provided, That a student electing to attend the summer quarter in lieu of attending the autumn, winter, or spring quarter will be counted during the summer months of June through August. No individual student shall be counted as more than one full-time equivalent student on any count date or more than one annual average full-time equivalent student in any September 1 through August 31 period for the purposes of claiming and allocating state and federal kindergarten through twelfth grade moneys to school districts and to the University of Washington.

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AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 90-04, filed 4/12/90, effective 5/13/90)

WAC 392-120-030 Definition--School year. As used in this chapter, "school year" means the beginning of autumn quarter through the end of ((spring)) summer quarter((, as defined in WAC 478-132-030)).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.58.217. 90-09-038 (Order 90-04), 392-120-030, filed 4/12/90, effective 5/13/90.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 90-04, filed 4/12/90, effective 5/13/90)

WAC 392-120-055 Responsibilities--University of Washington. The allocation of moneys pursuant to this chapter are conditioned on the University of Washington transition school and early entrance program performing the following:

(1) Reporting for each ((month)) count date for each eligible student of their:

(a) ((Hours of enrollment)) Full-time equivalency; and

(b) Resident school district.

(2) Expending the moneys allocated pursuant to this chapter on allowable activities.

(3) Providing health screening as agreed to by contract with the superintendent of public instruction; enforcing chapter 180-140 WAC and all applicable federal laws relating to student discipline and rights for students enrolled in the transition school or early entrance program who have not yet registered or enrolled in college level courses; and enforcing Title 478 WAC and all applicable federal laws relating to student conduct, discipline, records and rights, for students who have registered and enrolled in one or more college level courses.

(4) Reporting for the October count date of each year to the resident school district of the enrollment of each student in the University of Washington transition school and early entrance program.

(5) Reporting annually to the superintendent of public instruction the actual expenditures on allowable activities.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.58.217. 90-09-038 (Order 90-04), 392-120-055, filed 4/12/90, effective 5/13/90.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 90-04, filed 4/12/90, effective 5/13/90)

WAC 392-120-065 Calculation of quarterly allocation. The superintendent of public instruction shall calculate the quarterly allocation of moneys to the University of Washington transition school and early entrance program using information available at the time the calculation is made as follows:

(1) Sum the following for each eligible student:

(a) Determine the revenue per eligible annual average full-time equivalent student; and

(b) Multiply the result obtained in (a) of this subsection by the annual average full-time ((equivalent)) equivalency of the eligible student.

(2) Adjust the result obtained in subsection (1) of this section by any over or under payments resulting from prior quarterly allocations.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.58.217. 90-09-038 (Order 90-04), 392-120-065, filed 4/12/90, effective 5/13/90.]

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