WSR 13-12-029

PERMANENT RULES

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed May 29, 2013, 10:36 a.m. , effective June 29, 2013 ]


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

Purpose: To add data reporting through CEDRAS [CEDARS] (comprehensive education data and research system) to the timely reporting requirements. Also added language to ensure that charter schools, tribal schools, and other local education agencies receiving state funds would be held accountable to the same standards as school districts.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending chapter 392-117 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.150.290 and 84.52.0531.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 13-9-029 [13-09-029] on April 9, 2013.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 22 [23], 2013.

Randy Dorn

State Superintendent

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 91-09, filed 6/14/91, effective 7/15/91)

WAC 392-117-010   Purpose.   The purpose of this chapter is to provide policies and procedures to encourage timely reporting of general apportionment data, educational data, and year end financial report data by school districts, charter schools, and educational service districts to the superintendent of public instruction.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290 and 28A.300.040. 91-13-054 (Order 91-09), 392-117-010, filed 6/14/91, effective 7/15/91.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 91-09, filed 6/14/91, effective 7/15/91)

WAC 392-117-020   School district and educational service district reporting responsibilities.   Each school district, charter school, and educational service district shall provide, upon written request of the superintendent of public instruction, such data as the superintendent deems appropriate. These requirements include, but are not limited to, data for determining the financial condition and results of operation of the school districts, charter schools, and educational service districts of the state, data for substantiating appropriation requests to the state legislature, data for administering state legal requirements, ((and)) data for substantiating ((each)) the district's and charter school's entitlement to state basic education apportionment, and educational data for the superintendent's comprehensive education data and research system (CEDARS).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290 and 28A.300.040. 91-13-054 (Order 91-09), 392-117-020, filed 6/14/91, effective 7/15/91.]


NEW SECTION
WAC 392-117-038   Failure to meet CEDARS submission requirements.   School districts, charter schools, tribal schools, and other local education agencies receiving state funds who fail to meet CEDARS reporting requirements as outlined in the annual CEDARS data manual are subject to the following course of action. Upon the superintendent of public instruction's determination that a local education agency has failed to meet CEDARS reporting requirements, the superintendent will provide notice of the determination to the local education agency. The local education agency will have ninety days from the receipt of the notice to correctly report CEDARS data. If the local education agency's failure to meet CEDARS reporting requirements is not corrected within forty-five days of the superintendent's first notice, the superintendent will provide a second notice to the local education agency. The second notice will describe the superintendent's determination and will identify the deadline for corrective action. If the local education agency does not correctly report CEDARS data within ninety days of its receipt of the superintendent's first notice, the superintendent may withhold the local education agency's subsequent monthly apportionment payment until CEDARS reporting requirements are met.

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