WSR 00-10-081



[ Filed May 2, 2000, 10:49 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-06-054.

Title of Rule: WAC 180-51-075.

Purpose: Rule amendment.

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

Summary: This amendment will allow military dependent secondary school students who have completed and passed a course of study in state history and government from without the state to have their principal waive the Washington state history and government.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: This social studies requirement will have identified equivalences.

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: See Summary above.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Summary above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Seattle Christian Schools, 18301 Military Road South, SeaTac, WA 98188, on June 8, 2000, at 8:00 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.

May 1, 2000

Larry Davis

Executive Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-05-010, filed 2/4/00, effective 3/6/00)

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 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.230.090, 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.

(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.

(c) After completion of the tenth grade and prior to commencement of the eleventh grade, eleventh and twelfth grade students who transfer from another state, and who have or will have earned two credits in social studies at graduation, may have the Washington state history requirement waived by their principal if without such a waiver they will not be able to graduate with their class.

(3) Pursuant to 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.230.170, 28A.230.060, and 28A.230.090. 00-05-010, 180-51-075, filed 2/4/00, effective 3/6/00. 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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