WSR 05-19-095

PROPOSED RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed September 20, 2005, 1:40 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-12-159.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 180-50-320 Equivalency course of study -- National Guard high school career training and Washington National Guard youth challenge program -- Approval procedures and new section WAC 180-50-325 Washington National Guard youth challenge program -- Course content -- Credits.

Hearing Location(s): Educational Service District 113, 601 McPhee Road S.W., Olympia, WA 98502-5080, on October 27, 2005, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: October 28, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Larry Davis, Executive Director, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, e-mail ldavis@ospi.wednet.edu, fax (360) 586-2357, by October 13, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore, Executive Assistant, by October 13, 2005, TTY (360) 664-3631, or (360) 725-6025.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed changes will clarify the issuance of high school credits through the national guard youth challenge program.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.305.130.

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

Name of Proponent: State Board of Education, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, Washington, (360) 725-6025.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.

September 7, 2005

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-8213.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 12-84, filed 10/4/84)

WAC 180-50-320   Equivalency course of study -- National Guard high school career training and Washington National Guard youth challenge program -- Approval procedures.   (1) School districts may accept National Guard high school career training and Washington National Guard youth challenge program participation in lieu of either required or elective high school credits. Students who are enrolled in such training or a National Guard program with the approval of the school district of last attendance shall be considered enrolled in such district for state equalization apportionment and other appropriate purposes in accord with the provisions of RCW 28A.150.310.

(2) Approval by the district shall be obtained prior to a student's participation in a National Guard career training or youth challenge program as follows:

(((1) MIL Form 115 or an equivalent form now or hereafter)) (a) An appropriate form provided by the National Guard shall be completed and filed with the school district; and

(((2))) (b) The number of credits toward high school graduation to be granted shall be calculated, agreed upon by the student and an authorized representative of the school district, and such agreement shall be noted on ((MIL Form 115 or such equivalent form)) the form required under (a) of this subsection.

(c) Credit toward high school graduation may be granted by the school district upon written certification by a National Guard training unit commander ((on the completion component of MIL Form 115 or such equivalent form)) or National Guard youth challenge program instructor that the student has met all program requirements.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120 (6) and (8). 84-21-004 (Order 12-84), 180-50-320, filed 10/4/84.]


NEW SECTION
WAC 180-50-325   Washington National Guard youth challenge program -- Course content -- Credits.   See WAC 180-51-120.

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