ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1334
AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE.
C 310 L 89 PV
State of Washington 51st Legislature 1989 Regular Session
By Representatives Rasmussen, Peery, Moyer, Dorn, Walker, Brumsickle, Betrozoff, K. Wilson, Fuhrman, Fraser, McLean, Spanel, Anderson, Sayan, Hargrove, Phillips, Beck, Winsley, Basich, Cooper, Kremen, Valle, Grant, Belcher, Heavey, May, Vekich, Rust, Scott, Rayburn, Patrick, Bowman, Day, Wineberry, Jesernig, Rector, O'Brien, Locke, Smith, P. King, Pruitt, H. Myers, Silver, Doty and Crane
Read first time 1/20/89 and referred to Committee on Education.
AN ACT Relating to senior citizens volunteering in the schools; adding a new section to Title 28A RCW; and creating a new section.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to Title 28A RCW to read as follows:
(1) Senior citizens have a wealth of experience and knowledge which can be of value to the children of our state. To encourage the exchange of knowledge and experience between senior citizens and our children, the six-plus-sixty volunteer program is created. The purpose of the program is to encourage senior citizens to volunteer in our public schools.
(2) The superintendent of public instruction may grant funds to selected school districts for planning and implementation of a volunteer program utilizing senior citizens. The funds may be used to provide information on volunteer opportunities to the community, to schools, and to senior citizens and may also be used to provide training to the senior citizens who participate in the program. Funds may also be used to compensate volunteers for their transportation costs by paying mileage, providing transportation on school buses, and providing a school lunch.
(3) The superintendent shall appoint an advisory committee composed of certificated and noncertificated staff, administrators, senior citizens, and the state center for voluntary action under chapter 43.150 RCW. The committee shall propose criteria to the superintendent to evaluate grant proposals for the six-plus-sixty volunteer program.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. (1) The superintendent of public instruction shall develop a model intergenerational child care program. The superintendent of public instruction shall design the program to:
(a) Provide child care to children five years of age and under, whose mothers are under the age of eighteen, and other children five years of age and under as space is available;
(b) Involve senior citizens in the community in the provision of care and also involve in the provision of care other persons in the community including students at public and private colleges and universities and students at vocational-technical institutes;
(c) Seek funding from multiple sources, including but not limited to, business and industry, private foundations, local governments, the federal government, and other state agencies;
(d) Select at least one site for the program, in an area that has a rate of teenage pregnancy higher than the state-wide average and also has a large senior citizen population;
(e) Develop innovative service delivery models including combining programs which may include existing programs such as: Project even start under chapter 28A.130 RCW; the early childhood education and assistance program under chapter 28A.34A RCW; a before-and-after school care program authorized under chapter 28A.34 RCW; a child care program at a college or university; and an existing child care program funded with any combination of private or public moneys; and
(f) Select facilities, if possible, that have access to or are part of other community services such as senior centers, community centers, park facilities, schools, colleges or universities, vocational-technical institutes, private business or industry, or health care institutions.
(2) In developing and implementing the program, the department shall work with state, federal, and local agencies. Passed the House April 20, 1989.