WSR 00-05-010

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed February 4, 2000, 2:56 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 12, 2000.

Purpose: Amendment to WAC 180-51-075 allowing military dependent secondary school students who have completed and passed a course of study in state history and government from without the state to their principal waive the Washington state history and government requirement.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-51-075.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.230.170, 28A.230.060, and 28A.230.090.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-24-119 on December 1, 1999.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

February 4, 2000

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-3443.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 5-94, filed 1/19/94, effective 2/19/94)

WAC 180-51-075
Social studies requirement -- Mandatory courses -- Equivalencies.

The social studies requirement in WAC 180-51-060 shall consist of the following mandatory courses or equivalencies:

(1) Pursuant to ((the provisions of RCW 28A.230.170, 28A.230.060, and 28A.230.090)) WAC 180-51-060, one credit shall be required in United States history and government which shall include study of the Constitution of the United States. No other course content may be substituted as an equivalency for this requirement((;)).

(2)(a) Pursuant to the provisions of RCW 28A.230.170, ((28A.230.060, and)) 28A.230.090, and WAC 180-51-060, one-half credit shall be required in Washington state history and government which shall include study of the Constitution of the state of Washington and is encouraged to include information on the culture, history, and government of the American Indian people who were the first inhabitants of the state.

((The provisions of WAC 180-51-030 notwithstanding, the Washington state history and government course requirement may be fulfilled by students in grades seven or eight or both. Credits earned in grades seven or eight shall not be applied toward the minimum number of credits required for high school graduation.

For students who transfer from without the state, northwest history and government may serve as an equivalent course for Washington state history and government in grades seven through twelve if such course included the study of the Constitution of the state of Washington pursuant to RCW 28A.230.170 or if this statutory requirement is fulfilled through an alternative learning experience.

The Washington state history and government requirement for twelfth grade students who transfer from without the state who have or will have earned two credits in social studies at graduation but who will not be able to make normal progress toward graduation with their class without an exception may have this requirement waived by their principal;))

(b) Secondary school students who have completed and passed a state history and government course of study in another state may have the Washington state history and government requirement waived by their principal. The study of the United States and Washington state Constitutions required under RCW 28A.230.170 shall not be waived, but may be fulfilled through an alternative learning experience approved by the school principal pursuant to a written district policy. For purposes of this subsection the term "secondary school students" shall mean a student who is in one of the grades seven through twelve.

(3) Pursuant to ((the provision of chapter 28A.230 RCW)) WAC 180-51-060, one credit shall be required in contemporary world history, geography, and problems. Courses in economics, sociology, civics, political science, international relations, or related courses with emphasis on current problems may be accepted as equivalencies.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 94-03-104 (Order 5-94), 180-51-075, filed 1/19/94, effective 2/19/94. Statutory Authority: 1990 c 33. 90-17-009, 180-51-075, filed 8/6/90, effective 9/6/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.05.060. 85-12-041 (Order 12-85), 180-51-075, filed 6/5/85. Statutory Authority: Chapter 28A.05 RCW. 84-11-049 (Order 7-84), 180-51-075, filed 5/17/84.]

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