WSR 11-23-005

EMERGENCY RULES

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed November 3, 2011, 12:10 p.m. , effective November 3, 2011, 12:10 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Updating the WAC to address the 1.20 FTE limitation for running start students after the passing of HB 1087.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 392-121-136.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.150.290.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that in order to implement the requirements or reductions in appropriations enacted in any budget for fiscal year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013, which necessitates the need for the immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the fiscal needs or requirements of the agency.

Reasons for this Finding: The need to update the requirements of HB 1087 and address the 1.20 FTE limitations for running start students and the financial impact of passing HB 1087.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 28, 2011.

Randy Dorn

State Superintendent

OTS-4371.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-13-020, filed 6/4/10, effective 7/5/10)

WAC 392-121-136   Limitation on enrollment counts.   Enrollment counts pursuant to WAC 392-121-106 through 392-121-133 are subject to the following limitations:

(1) Except as provided in (a), (b) and (c) of this subsection, no student, including a student enrolled in more than one school district, shall be counted as more than one full-time equivalent student on any count date or more than one annual average full-time equivalent student in any school year.

(a) School districts operating approved vocational skills center programs during the summer vacation months may claim additional full-time equivalent students based upon actual enrollment in such vocational skills centers on the aggregate of enrolled hours based upon the fourth day of each summer session. Each district operating an approved vocational skills center program shall be entitled to claim one annual average full-time equivalent student for each 900 hours of planned student enrollment for the summer term(s) subject to the limitation in (c) of this subsection.

(b) Enrollment count limitations apply separately to a student's running start, skills center and high school enrollments and is limited to an overall maximum ((2.0)) 1.8 FTE.

(c) Subject to (b) of this subsection, a student enrolled in a skill center program during the regular school year may be claimed for up to a combined 1.6 full-time equivalent student. A student enrolled in running start may be claimed for up to a combined 1.2 full-time equivalent student including school district and college or university. A student enrolled in high school and skills center for more than a 1.0 FTE, can be claimed for a 0.2 running start FTE.

Each student may be claimed for a maximum of a 1.0 full-time equivalent for the skills center enrollment, a maximum of a 1.0 full-time equivalent for running start and a maximum of a 1.0 full-time equivalent for the student's high school enrollment subject to the overall ((1.6)) combined FTE ((maximum)) limitation in (b) of this subsection.

(2) Running start enrollment counts are limited as provided in chapter 392-169 WAC and specifically as provided in WAC 392-169-060.

(3) The full-time equivalent reported for a five year old preschool student with a disability is limited as provided in WAC 392-121-137.

(4) No kindergarten student, including a student enrolled in more than one school district, shall be counted as more than one-half of an annual average full-time equivalent student in any school year.

(5) A student reported as part-time on Form SPI E-672 shall not be reported by a school district for more than part-time basic education funding on that enrollment count date and the total enrollment reported by one or more school districts for basic education and on Form SPI E-672 must not exceed one full-time equivalent.

(6) Districts providing an approved state-funded full-day kindergarten program as provided in chapter 28A.150 RCW (from E2SSB 5841) may claim up to an additional 0.50 FTE based upon student enrolled hours in excess of the 0.50 FTE provided under subsection (4) of this section.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290(1). 10-13-020, 392-121-136, filed 6/4/10, effective 7/5/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290. 09-01-172, 392-121-136, filed 12/23/08, effective 1/23/09; 08-04-010, 392-121-136, filed 1/24/08, effective 2/24/08; 97-22-013 (Order 97-06), 392-121-136, filed 10/27/97, effective 11/27/97; 95-01-013, 392-121-136, filed 12/8/94, effective 1/8/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290, 28A.150.250 and 28A.150.260. 91-02-096 (Order 50), 392-121-136, filed 1/2/91, effective 2/2/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.41.055 and 28A.41.170. 88-03-013 (Order 88-8), 392-121-136, filed 1/11/88.]

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