WSR 04-08-127

PROPOSED RULES

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed April 7, 2004, 9:15 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-13-009.

Title of Rule: WAC 392-121-124 Full-time equivalent enrollment for work based learning.

Purpose: To align the student FTE calculation for funding with state board program calculation for credits found in WAC 180-50-315 and to establish in rule the limit on the number of work based learning hours that may be claimed for a student pursuing one credit.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.150.290.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 28A.150 RCW.

Summary: These draft rules align the work based learning FTE calculation for funding with the state board program calculation for credits found in WAC 180-50-315, including calculations for two categories of work based learning: Cooperation and instructional. These draft rules also establish in rule the limit on the number of work based learning hours that may be claimed for a student pursuing one credit.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Ben Gravely, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, (360) 725-6142; Implementation: Calvin W. Brodie, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, (360) 725-6300; and Enforcement: Jennifer Priddy, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, (360) 725-6292.

Name of Proponent: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: This rule change has two parts:

1. The rule changes the work based learning FTE calculation for funding. The rule specifies that one FTE equals three hundred sixty hours of cooperative work based learning experience or one hundred eighty hours of instructional work based learning experience. The definitions of cooperative and instructional work based learning experience are the same as those defined in WAC 180-50-315 and are included by reference. These changes align with state board rules found in WAC 180-50-315 where one credit is granted for no less than one hundred eighty hours of instructional work based learning experience, and not less than three hundred sixty hours of cooperative work based learning experience.

2. This rule limits the number of work based learning hours that may be claimed for a student pursuing one credit. For one credit of instructional work based learning, the limit is one hundred eighty hours. For one credit of cooperative work based learning experience, the limit is three hundred sixty hours.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. No small business impacts have been identified.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. The exception found in RCW 34.05.329 [34.05.328] (5)(b)(ii) applies.

Hearing Location: Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Wannamaker Conference Room, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, on May 11, 2004, at 9:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Ben Gravely by May 1, 2004, TDD (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6142.

Submit Written Comments to: Legal Services, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, 600 South Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 753-4201, by May 10, 2004.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 12, 2004.

April 2, 2004

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

OTS-7033.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 98-03, filed 3/17/98, effective 4/17/98)

WAC 392-121-124   Full-time equivalent enrollment for work based learning.   For work based learning provided pursuant to WAC 180-50-315, a student's full-time equivalent shall be determined as follows:

(1) For cooperative work based learning experience, in accordance with WAC 180-50-315 (1)(g), divide the student's hours of work experience for the month by two hundred ((twenty-five)); for example: ((Forty-five)) Forty hours of cooperative work experience equals two tenths of a full-time equivalent (((45)) 40 ((225)) 200 = 0.20). For instructional work based learning experience, in accordance with WAC 180-50-315 (1)(f) and 296-125-043(4), divide the student's hours of work experience for the month by one hundred; for example: Twenty hours of instructional work experience equals two tenths of a full-time equivalent (20 100 = 0.20).

(2) Estimated or scheduled hours of work based learning experience may be used in determining a student's full-time equivalent on an enrollment count date: Provided, That the combined monthly hours reported for the school year shall not exceed the student's actual hours of work based learning experience documented on the student's work records and maintained by the school district for audit purposes. Work based learning experience during June of the regular school year shall be included in the May enrollment count.

(3) Work based learning provided as part of a state-approved vocational education program qualifies for enhanced vocational funding and may be included in determining a student's vocational full-time equivalent enrollment.

(4) No more than three hundred sixty hours of cooperative work based learning may be claimed for funding for each credit a student pursues as reported on the student's transcript. No more than one hundred eighty hours of instructional work based learning may be claimed for funding for each credit a student pursues as reported on the student's transcript.

(5) Funding may be claimed only for work based learning hours that occur after the work based learning plan, work based agreement, program orientation and new employee orientation, as defined in WAC 180-50-315, are completed.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290. 98-07-060 (Order 98-03), 392-121-124, filed 3/17/98, effective 4/17/98.]

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