WSR 99-07-072

PROPOSED RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed March 17, 1999, 11:12 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-04-091 [99-04-091].

Title of Rule: WAC 180-51-110 Equivalency credit for alternative learning experiences, nonhigh school courses, work experience, and challenges.

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.05.00 [28A.05.060].

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: As a result of the state board mandate review, the board proposes the following language amendments: Delete ((National University Extension Association)) and add National University Continuing Education Association and delete ((National Home Study Council)) and add Distance Education and Training Council.

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

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 12-85, filed 6/5/85)

WAC 180-51-110
Equivalency credit for alternative learning experiences, nonhigh school courses, work experience, and challenges.

The board of directors of a district offering a high school diploma shall adopt rules providing for the granting of high school graduation credit for alternative learning experiences, nonhigh school courses, work experience, and challenges.  High school credits may be given for, but not limited to, the following:

(1) Planned learning experiences conducted away from the school under the supervision or with the approval of the school;

(2) Work experience on the basis that four hundred five hours of work experience equals one credit;

(3) National guard high school career training;

(4) Postsecondary courses in accredited colleges and universities;

(5) Courses in accredited or approved vocational-technical institutes;

(6) Correspondence courses from accredited colleges and universities or schools approved by the National University ((Extension)) Continuing Education Association or the ((National Home Study)) Distance Education and Training Council;

(7) Other courses offered by any school or institution if specifically approved for credit by the district; and

(8) Credit based on competency testing, in lieu of enrollment or taking specific courses, may be granted by the district.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.05.060.  85-12-041 (Order 12-85), 180-51-110, filed 6/5/85.  Statutory Authority: Chapter 28A.05 RCW.  84-11-049 (Order 7-84), 180-51-110, filed 5/17/84.]

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