WSR 11-04-076

PERMANENT RULES

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed January 31, 2011, 11:37 a.m. , effective March 3, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: A revision to RCW 28A.300.285 in the 2010 legislative session required the office of superintendent of public instruction to adopt rules regarding districts' notification of families and others regarding harassment, intimidation and bullying policies and procedures. The rule is designed to ensure that the required harassment, intimidation and bullying prevention policy and procedure are made available to the entire school community on an annual basis.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.300.285.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-23-094 on November 16, 2010.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: January 4, 2011.

Randy Dorn

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

OTS-3789.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 392-400-226   School district rules defining harassment, intimidation and bullying prevention policies and procedures -- Distribution of rules.   A district's harassment, intimidation and bullying policy and procedure shall be published and made available to all parents or guardians, students, employees, and volunteers on an annual basis. The district will publish, at a minimum, the following materials: Policy and procedure, an incident reporting form and current contact information for the district's harassment, intimidation and bullying compliance officer. If a school district chooses not to distribute such rules to all parents or guardians, students, employees, and volunteers, then notice which describes the contents of such rules and specifies the person(s) to contact for a copy shall be provided to students and parents on an annual basis in a manner reasonably calculated to come to their attention.

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