Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Chapter 392-502 WAC, On-line learning -- Approval of multidistrict on-line providers, was vetted through the public hearing and public input process and this section, WAC 392-502-011 District responsibility, was added as a result of feedback received. This new section has been approved by the superintendent of public instruction and lists the school districts' responsibilities as outlined in SSB 5410, Online learning, of the 61st legislature, 2009 regular session. The effect of this addition is to assist school districts in understanding the actions they need to initiate and complete.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending x.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: SSB 5410.
Other Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-03-096 on January 20, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 23, 2010.
WAC 392-502-011 District responsibility. By August 31, 2010, each school district board of directors shall develop policies and procedures regarding student access to on-line courses and on-line learning programs.
(1) The policies and procedures shall include, but not be limited to:
(a) Student eligibility criteria;
(b) The types of on-line courses available to students through the school district;
(c) The methods districts will use to support student success, which may include a local advisor;
(d) When the school district will and will not pay course fees and other costs;
(e) The granting of high school credit; and
(f) A process to make students and parents or guardians aware when a course would not be eligible for credit.
(2) School districts shall submit their policies to the superintendent of public instruction by September 15, 2010.
(3) The policies and procedures shall take effect beginning with the 2010-11 school year.
(4) School districts shall provide students with information regarding on-line courses that are available through the school district. The information shall include the types of information described in subsection (1) of this section.
(5) When developing local or regional on-line learning programs, school districts shall incorporate into the program design the approval criteria developed by the superintendent of public instruction under WAC 392-502-030(1).