Date of Adoption: June 29, 2001.
Purpose: Implements changes in the kindergarten space allocation per student that is used to determine the amount of building square footage for which a district is eligible to build, remodel, or replace schools with state assistance to align with 2001-03 capital budget language.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-27-035.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.525.020.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.
Reasons for this Finding: Due to the late adoption of the 2001-03 capital budget, emergency adoption is necessary to make necessary changes to get state matching dollars for school construction out to districts.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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:
Pilot Rule Making:
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Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
July 2, 2001
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-19-143, filed 9/23/98, effective 10/24/98)
WAC 180-27-035 Space allocations. (1) State assistance in the construction of school facilities for grades kindergarten through twelve and classrooms planned for the exclusive use of students with disabilities shall be based on a space allowance per enrolled student and for state matching purposes shall be computed in accordance with the following table:
| Grade or Area
|Grades kindergarten through six||80 square feet|
|Grades seven and eight||110 square feet|
|Grades nine through twelve||120 square feet|
|Classrooms for students with disabilities||140 square feet|
(2) State assistance for construction of vocational skill centers shall be based on one-half of students enrolled on October 1 and computed as follows:
|Type of Facility
||Maximum Matchable Area
|Skill Centers||140 square feet|
(3) Space allowance for state matching purposes -- districts with senior or four-year high schools with fewer than four hundred students. Space allowance for districts with senior or four-year high schools with fewer than four hundred students for state matching purposes shall be computed in accordance with the following formula:
|Number of Headcount
|0-100||37,000 square feet|
|101-200||42,000 square feet|
|201-300||48,000 square feet|
|301-or more||52,000 square feet|
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.525.020. 98-19-143, 180-27-035, filed 9/23/98, effective 10/24/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 84-11-047 (Order 6-84), 180-27-035, filed 5/17/84; 83-21-066 (Order 11-83), 180-27-035, filed 10/17/83.]