WSR 99-07-071



[ Filed March 17, 1999, 11:03 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 99-04-092.

Title of Rule: WAC 180-56-245 Specialized services.

Purpose: To do one or more of the following, as deemed appropriate: Make technical adjustments, clarify existing provisions, repeal unnecessary working [wording], repeal provisions unsupported by rule-making authority, or provide greater flexibility or discretion to persons or entities subject to the rules.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.305.130.

Summary: See Purpose above.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, (360) 753-6715.

Name of Proponent: State Board of Education

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: WAC 180-56-245, provides more appropriate language by deleting ((who are slow learners and those who are physically handicapped)) and adds with physical, mental, or sensory disabilities.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Explanation of Rule above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Chautauqua Lodge, 304 14th Street North, Longbeach, WA, on May 5, 1999, at 2:00 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Carolyn Berger by April 20, 1999, TDD (360) 664-3631, or (360) 753-6715.

Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, fax (360) 586-2357, by April 20, 1999.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 5, 1999.

March 16, 1999

Larry Davis

Executive Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending SBE 56-8-533, filed 3/29/65, effective 4/29/65)

WAC 180-56-245
Specialized services.

Full-time library and instructional materials services shall be provided by a librarian qualified in accordance with standards adopted by the state board of education.

A minimum of one full-time person, or equivalent, shall be provided for counseling and guidance services.  Personnel assigned to part-time or full-time counseling and guidance responsibilities shall have a minimum of one year of training beyond the bachelor's degree including course work in each of the following areas: Principles and practices of guidance; techniques of counseling; occupational and educational information; testing, measurement and evaluation; and foundations of psychology, preferably including developmental psychology and learning theory.

Provision shall be made for exceptional children including those with high ability or special talent, or those ((who are slow learners and those who are physically handicapped)) with physical, mental, or sensory disabilities.

Adequate health services shall be provided by the district or by the district in cooperation with other districts and/or agencies.

[SBE 56-8-533, filed 3/29/65, effective 4/29/65; Emergency and Permanent Rule, filed 6/21/63.]

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