WSR 00-10-020

PROPOSED RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed April 21, 2000, 3:32 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-07-046.

Title of Rule: WAC 180-56-230 Program.

Purpose: Amend current language.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.04.120(5).

Summary: See Purpose above.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, (360) 753-6715.

Name of Proponent: State Board of Education.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Amend WAC 180-56-230 Program, indicating minimum course offerings that must be available in grades 9-12 that are necessary to meet the minimum high school graduation requirements.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Amends language as mentioned above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. Not applicable.

Hearing Location: Seattle Christian Schools, 18301 Military Road South, SeaTac, WA 98188, on June 8, 2000, at 8:30 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore by May 25, 2000, TDD (360) 664-3631, or (360) 753-6715.

Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, fax (360) 586-2357, by May 25, 2000.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 8, 2000.

April 21, 2000

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-3670.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 2-82, filed 1/21/82)

WAC 180-56-230
Program.

It is presumed by the state board of education that a new secondary program (or new grades nine through twelve) must make provision for a comprehensive program. ((These programs also must accommodate the requirements of WAC 180-56-026 relating to areas of study that must be available to students and WAC 180-56-021 relating to required subject area and credits for graduation, and must provide for the varied needs, abilities, and interests of students.)) Minimum course offerings that must be available for student selection during grades nine through twelve shall include((:)) those necessary to meet the minimum high school graduation requirements under WAC 180-51-060.


((Required Offerings (subject areas) Credits*
Language arts . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Social studies . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Mathematics (including algebra and geometry) . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Laboratory science (including biology, chemistry))

((and physics) . . . . . . . . . . . .

12
Home economics . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Health and physical education . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Industrial arts . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Fine arts (must include both music))

((and art) . . . . . . . . . . . .

12
Foreign language (9 credits of one language))

((or 6 credits of two languages) . . . . . . . . . . . .

9
Business education . . . . . . . . . . . . 9))

((* One credit equals 60 clock hours of instruction including normal class change passing time. (See WAC 180-56-016)))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120(5). 82-04-003 (Order 2-82), 180-56-230, filed 1/21/82; SBE 56-8-530, filed 3/29/65, effective 4/29/65; Emergency and Permanent Rule, filed 6/21/63.]

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