WSR 09-02-023

PROPOSED RULES

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed December 30, 2008, 10:31 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 08-17-039.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Washington state history and government requirements (WAC 392-410-120).

Hearing Location(s): 600 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, on February 18, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: February 19, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: Caleb Perkins, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, e-mail Caleb.Perkins@k12.wa.us, fax (360) 725-6351, by February 17, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Penny Coker by February 17, 2009, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6142.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Revisions to this WAC will include specific language from RCW 28A.230.092 in order to create rules on the subject matter covered in Washington state history and government. Such rules will require the study of: The constitution of the state of Washington; commerce in Washington state and Washington's place in a global economy; politics, geography, and culture in Washington state. Further, such course is encouraged to include information on the culture, history, and government of the American Indian people who were the first inhabitants of the state. It is also encouraged to include instruction on the meaning and history of the pledge of allegiance within the coursework on Washington state politics.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed changes will ensure the course content of Washington state history meets the current law.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.230.092, 28A.320.170.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 28A.230.092, 28A.320.170.

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

Name of Proponent: [Office of superintendent of public instruction], governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Caleb Perkins and Kelly Martin, OSPI, (360) 725-6351; Implementation and Enforcement: Caleb Perkins, OSPI, (360) 725-6351.

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

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.

December 30, 2008

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

OTS-2089.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-14-009, filed 6/22/06, effective 6/22/06)

WAC 392-410-120   Washington state history and government requirements.   (1) Grades 1-6. A one-semester course -- i.e., 90 (50 minute) hours of instruction -- or its equivalent in Washington state history and government shall be required in the common schools in grades one through six combined, but not at each grade level.

(2) Grades 7-12. A one-semester course -- i.e., 90 (50 minute) hours of instruction -- or its equivalent in Washington state history and government shall be required in the common schools in grades seven through twelve combined, but not at each grade level. Such course:

(a) Shall include ((a)) study of the Washington state Constitution ((and));

(b) Shall include study of commerce in Washington state and Washington's place in the global economy;

(c) Shall include the study of history, politics, geography, and culture in Washington state;

(d) Is encouraged to include information on the culture, history, and government of the American Indian people who were the first inhabitants of the state; and

(e) Is encouraged to include instruction on the meaning and history of the pledge of allegiance within the course work on Washington state politics.

[Statutory Authority: 2006 c 263. 06-14-009, recodified as 392-410-120, filed 6/22/06, effective 6/22/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120. 00-19-106, 180-50-120, filed 9/20/00, effective 10/21/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 94-03-104 (Order 5-94), 180-50-120, filed 1/19/94, effective 2/19/94. Statutory Authority: 1990 c 33. 90-17-009, 180-50-120, filed 8/6/90, effective 9/6/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120 (6) and (8) and 28A.05.060. 85-12-037 (Order 13-85), 180-50-120, filed 6/3/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120 (6) and (8). 85-04-007 (Order 1-85), 180-50-120, filed 1/25/85; 84-21-004 (Order 12-84), 180-50-120, filed 10/4/84.]

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