BELLINGHAM TECHNICAL COLLEGE
[Filed November 19, 2020, 2:31 p.m., effective December 20, 2020]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: All public educational institutions receiving federal funding must comply with the United States Department of Education's recently adopted Title IX regulations, which took effect on August 14, 2020. Chapter 495B-305 WAC relates to the grievance procedure when there is an allegation of discrimination or harassment. In its current form it conflicts with the new Title IX regulations, and is not required to be in the WAC. Bellingham Technical College proposes repealing the entire section, and has made its grievance procedure an internal policy/procedure, updated to comply with the new Title IX regulations.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing chapter 495B-305 WAC.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 34.05
RCW; and RCW 28B.50.140
(13); 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f); Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.; RCW 28B.50.130
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 20-19-007 on September 3, 2020.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 10; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 19, 2020.
to the President
The following chapter of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
Who may file a complaint.
Confidentiality and right to privacy.
Publication of antidiscrimination policies and procedures.
Limits to authority.
Nonretaliation, intimidation, and coercion.
Other discrimination complaint options.