SENATE BILL 5333
State of Washington 55th Legislature 1997 Regular Session
By Senators Stevens, Zarelli, Roach, Oke, Hochstatter, Hargrove, Johnson, Prince, Swecker, Rossi, Schow and Benton
Read first time 01/23/97. Referred to Committee on Education.
AN ACT Relating to prohibiting discrimination against students educated in private, parochial, and home-based instruction; and adding a new section to chapter 28A.200 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 28A.200 RCW to read as follows:
(1) Private, parochial, and home-based instruction students are entitled to all the benefits of the certificate of mastery upon successfully passing the standardized test or an academic knowledge-based objective test selected by the private or parochial school or the parent of the home-based instruction student if the test meets the requirement of RCW 28A.200.010(3) in effect on July 25, 1993.
(2) Private, parochial, and home-based instruction students shall not be denied equal access or opportunities to any benefit or benefits provided by the certificate of mastery obtained in the public schools of this state.
(3) Discrimination in equal access and opportunity against students who receive private, parochial, or home-based instruction is unlawful.
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