WSR 97-04-066



[Filed February 4, 1997, 3:45 p.m.]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 97-01-010.

Title of Rule: WAC 180-51-050 High school credit--Definition.

Purpose: To make permanent the current credit equivalency definition that one (1.0) high school credit shall equal five quarter or three semester hours of college or university level course work.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.230.090, 28A.305.130.

Summary: Proposed amendments eliminate language that would have changed the definition to .75 effective September 1, 1997.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The credit equivalency definition should remain at 1.0 rather than change to .75.

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, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See Purpose, Summary, and Reasons Supporting Proposal above.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Deletes language that would have enacted a change in the credit equivalency definition as of September 1, 1997.

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

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. Not applicable.

Hearing Location: Educational Service District 189, 205 Stewart Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, on March 19, 1997, at 1:30 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Judy Rus by March 5, 1997, 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 March 18, 1997.

Date of Intended Adoption: March 20, 1997.

February 4, 1997

Larry Davis

Executive Director

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-09-027, filed 4/9/96, effective 5/10/96)

WAC 180-51-050 High school credit--Definition. As used in this chapter the term "high school credit" shall mean:

(1) Grades nine through twelve high school programs. One hundred fifty hours of planned in-school instruction;

(2) College and university course work. At the college or university level, except for community college adult high school completion programs, five quarter or three semester hours shall equal ((.75)) 1.0 high school credit((: Provided, That five quarter or three semester hours shall continue to equal one high school credit until September 1, 1997)); and

(3) Community college adult high school completion program. Five quarter or three semester hours of community college work shall equal 1.0 high school credit for students in the community college high school completion program.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.230.090 and 28A.305.130. 96-09-027, 180-51-050, filed 4/9/96, effective 5/10/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.230.090, 28A.305.130 and 1994 c 222. 95-16-063, 180-51-050, filed 7/27/95, effective 8/27/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.230.090(1) and 28A.305.130 (8) and (9). 94-13-017, 180-51-050, filed 6/3/94, effective 7/4/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.230.090. 94-03-100 (Order 1-94), 180-51-050, filed 1/19/94, effective 9/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.05.060. 85-12-041 (Order 12-85), 180-51-050, filed 6/5/85. Statutory Authority: Chapter 28A.05 RCW. 84-11-049 (Order 7-84), 180-51-050, filed 5/17/84.]

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