WSR 02-06-044

PERMANENT RULES

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed February 27, 2002, 4:35 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 23, 2002.

Purpose: To align WAC with RCW changes by the legislature.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 392-300-015, 392-300-050, 392-300-055, and 392-300-060.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.150.290(1).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 01-23-032 on November 13, 2001.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 4, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

February 27, 2002

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

OTS-5306.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 96-12, filed 8/19/96, effective 9/19/96)

WAC 392-300-015   Definition -- District employee.   As used in this chapter, "district employee" shall mean any individual currently employed by or being considered for employment by a school district, a school district contractor, the state school for the deaf, the state school for the blind, an educational service district, or an educational service district contractor.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.400.303, 28A.400.306, 28A.410.010 and 1996 c 126. 96-17-045 (Order 96-12), 392-300-015, filed 8/19/96, effective 9/19/96.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 96-12, filed 8/19/96, effective 9/19/96)

WAC 392-300-050   Access to record check data base.   School districts, the state school for the deaf, the state school for the blind, educational service districts, colleges and universities shall establish written policies or procedures to determine which employees are authorized to access the data base. Access to the superintendent of public instruction's record check data base shall be limited to:

(1) Employees of the superintendent of public instruction processing record check information including employees within the fingerprint records section, the office of professional practices, the legal services section, the certification section or their equivalents in case of future agency reorganization.

(2) Authorized employees of school districts.

(3) Authorized employees of educational service districts.

(4) Authorized employees of college or universities with state board of education approved certification programs.

(5) Authorized employees of the state school for the deaf.

(6) Authorized employees of the state school for the blind.

(7) Other authorized individuals as determined by the superintendent of public instruction or designee.

Access to the data base will be controlled by a confidential password issued by the superintendent of public instruction.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.400.303, 28A.400.306, 28A.410.010 and 1996 c 126. 96-17-045 (Order 96-12), 392-300-050, filed 8/19/96, effective 9/19/96.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 96-12, filed 8/19/96, effective 9/19/96)

WAC 392-300-055   Prohibition of redissemination of fingerprint record information by educational service districts ((or)), the state school for the deaf, the state school for the blind, school districts.   Fingerprint record information is highly confidential and shall not be redisseminated to any organization or individual by any educational service district, state school for the deaf, state school for the blind, or school district.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.400.303, 28A.400.306, 28A.410.010 and 1996 c 126. 96-17-045 (Order 96-12), 392-300-055, filed 8/19/96, effective 9/19/96.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 96-12, filed 8/19/96, effective 9/19/96)

WAC 392-300-060   Protection of fingerprint record information by educational service districts, state school for the deaf, state school for the blind, and school districts.   Educational service districts, state school for the deaf, state school for the blind, and school districts shall have policies and procedures to:

(1) Protect the confidentiality of fingerprint record information, including the secure location of RAP sheets;

(2) Limit access to authorized personnel processing or requiring fingerprint record information to make employment decisions; and

(3) Prevent the unlawful redissemination of fingerprint record information.

Noncompliance with these provisions may allow for the recovery of civil damages under applicable federal and state statutes.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.400.303, 28A.400.306, 28A.410.010 and 1996 c 126. 96-17-045 (Order 96-12), 392-300-060, filed 8/19/96, effective 9/19/96.]

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