PDFWAC 110-148-1525

What are the educational and vocational instruction requirements for children in care?

You must meet the following requirements for providing education and vocational instruction to the children under your care. For each child you must:
(1) Follow the educational plan approved by the child's DCYF caseworker;
(2) Home schooling, private schooling, and alternative learning experience instruction are prohibited for all children in the care and custody of the department, unless approved by a court ruling;
(3) Support the child in regular school attendance. If a child is absent from school you must follow the school's reporting requirements. Notify the child's DCYF caseworker if the child is absent from school more than three consecutive school days;
(4) Receive approval from the child's DCYF caseworker prior to making any changes to a child's educational plan;
(5) Support the child's educational plan by providing each child with necessary school supplies and a suitable place to study;
(6) Develop a transportation plan with the child's DCYF caseworker to ensure school attendance; and
(7) Encourage older youth to pursue a post-secondary education when appropriate.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030. WSR 22-11-091, § 110-148-1525, filed 5/18/22, effective 6/18/22. WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-148-1525, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.010, 74.15.030, 74.15.040, 74.15.090, 74.13.031, and P.L. 113-183. WSR 16-17-101, § 388-148-1525, filed 8/19/16, effective 9/19/16. Statutory Authority: Chapters 13.34 and 74.13 RCW, RCW 74.15.030(2), 74.15.311(2), 74.13.032, 13.04.011, 74.13.020, 13.34.030, 74.13.031, 13.34.145, 74.15.311, 74.15.030, and 2013 c 105. WSR 15-01-069, § 388-148-1525, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]