WSR 98-05-003

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

[Filed February 4, 1998, 3:44 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: January 29, 1998.

Purpose: To make a technical adjustment to update terminology.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-22-150.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.310.020.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-01-195 on December 23, 1997.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

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

February 4, 1998

Larry Davis

Executive Director

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 9-84, filed 10/4/84)

WAC 180-22-150 Educational service districts--Criteria for organization. The establishment of educational service districts shall be in accordance with the criteria hereinafter set forth. In making a determination of the boundaries of an educational service district, reasonable weight shall be given to each criterion individually and to all criteria collectively. Failure to meet any single criterion shall not necessarily prohibit the establishment of an educational service district if in the judgment of the state board of education the establishment of the educational service district is warranted by a collective consideration of all the criteria.

(1) Program and staff. An educational service district shall have the ability to support an administrative unit of sufficient staff to provide a program of educational services including but not limited to leadership and consultant services in administration and finance, in-service education programs for teachers and administrators, special services for the handicapped and educationally talented, planning of school facilities, counseling and guidance, instructional materials, and development of projects and proposals under various federal acts.

(2) Size. An educational service district should have no more than a maximum area of 7,500 square miles, nor should an ((intermediate)) educational district have less than a minimum area of 1,700 square miles.

(3) School enrollment. An educational service district shall have a potential of 15,000 students within the clearly foreseeable future.

(4) Topography and climate. In establishing the boundaries of an educational service district, consideration shall be given to topography and climate as these factors may affect the educational services to be provided and the economic efficiency of the program.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.21.020. 84-21-001 (Order 9-84), 180-22-150, filed 10/4/84; Order 4-77, 180-22-150, filed 6/2/77; Order 3-69, 180-22-150, filed 6/27/69; Emergency Order 1-69, filed 5/1/69.]

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