PDFRCW 74.13.560

Educational continuityProtocol development.

(1) The administrative regions of the department shall, in collaboration with school districts within their region as required by RCW 28A.225.360, develop protocols specifying specific strategies for communication, coordination, and collaboration regarding the status and progress of children in out-of-home care placed in the region, and children in the region who are the subject of a dependency proceeding. The purpose of the protocols is to maximize the educational continuity and achievement for the children. The protocols must include methods to assure effective sharing of information, consistent with RCW 28A.225.330.
(2) The protocols required by this section must also include protocols for making best interest determinations for students in out-of-home care, and children who are the subject of a dependency proceeding that comply with RCW 28A.225.350. The protocols for making best interest determinations must be implemented before changing the school placement of a student.
(3) For the purposes of this section, "children who are the subject of a dependency proceeding" means a child or youth who is located in Washington state and the subject of a shelter care or dependency order pursuant to chapter 13.34 RCW, and "out-of-home care" has the same meaning as in RCW 13.34.030.
[ 2022 c 78 s 9. Prior: 2018 c 284 s 59; 2018 c 139 s 4; 2009 c 520 s 88; 2003 c 112 s 3.]


Effective date2018 c 139: See note following RCW 28A.225.350.
FindingsIntent2003 c 112: See note following RCW 74.13.550.