WSR 98-01-195



[Filed December 23, 1997, 4:36 p.m.]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 97-21-117.

Title of Rule: WAC 180-22-150 Educational service districts--Criteria for organization.

Purpose: To make a technical adjustment to update terminology.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.310.020.

Summary: Changes outdated reference from "intermediate" service district to "educational" service district.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Technical editing needed to update rules.

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 Summary and Reasons Supporting Proposal above.

Proposal does not change existing rules. Minor technical correction does not change content of rules.

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 113, 601 McPhee Road S.W., Olympia, WA 98502, on January 28, 1998, at 9:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Martin by January 14, 1998, 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 January 26, 1998.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 29, 1998.

December 23, 1997

Larry Davis

Executive Director

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 9-84, filed 10/4/84)

WAC 180-22-150 Educational service districts--Criteria for organization. The establishment of educational service districts shall be in accordance with the criteria hereinafter set forth. In making a determination of the boundaries of an educational service district, reasonable weight shall be given to each criterion individually and to all criteria collectively. Failure to meet any single criterion shall not necessarily prohibit the establishment of an educational service district if in the judgment of the state board of education the establishment of the educational service district is warranted by a collective consideration of all the criteria.

(1) Program and staff. An educational service district shall have the ability to support an administrative unit of sufficient staff to provide a program of educational services including but not limited to leadership and consultant services in administration and finance, in-service education programs for teachers and administrators, special services for the handicapped and educationally talented, planning of school facilities, counseling and guidance, instructional materials, and development of projects and proposals under various federal acts.

(2) Size. An educational service district should have no more than a maximum area of 7,500 square miles, nor should an ((intermediate)) educational district have less than a minimum area of 1,700 square miles.

(3) School enrollment. An educational service district shall have a potential of 15,000 students within the clearly foreseeable future.

(4) Topography and climate. In establishing the boundaries of an educational service district, consideration shall be given to topography and climate as these factors may affect the educational services to be provided and the economic efficiency of the program.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.21.020. 84-21-001 (Order 9-84), 180-22-150, filed 10/4/84; Order 4-77, 180-22-150, filed 6/2/77; Order 3-69, 180-22-150, filed 6/27/69; Emergency Order 1-69, filed 5/1/69.]

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