HB 1017-S.E - DIGEST

Provides that the growth management act does not prohibit: (1) A county, planning under RCW 36.70A.040, from authorizing the extension of public facilities and utilities to serve a school sited in a rural area as long as certain conditions are met; or

(2) The expansion of an existing school in the rural area or the placement of portable classrooms at an existing school in the rural area.

Allows a county to authorize the siting, in a rural area, of a school that serves students from an urban area under certain circumstances.

Requires a school district within a county that chooses to site schools, as mentioned above, to participate in the county's periodic updates required by RCW 36.70A.130(1)(b).

Includes schools serving primarily rural students in the definition of "rural governmental services" for purposes of the growth management act.