WSR 00-19-106

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed September 20, 2000, 11:37 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 25, 2000.

Purpose: To amend and repeal sections of chapter 180-50 WAC.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 180-50-105, 180-50-125 and 180-50-130; and amending WAC 180-50-100, 180-50-120, 180-50-300, 180-50-310, and 180-50-315.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.04.120.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-15-093 on July 19, 2000.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 5, Repealed 3.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 5, Repealed 3.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 5, Repealed 3; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

September 19, 2000

Larry Davis

Executive Director

by Patty Martin

OTS-4203.5


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 90-17-009, filed 8/6/90, effective 9/6/90)

WAC 180-50-100
Authority and purpose.

(1) The general authority for this chapter is RCW 28A.305.130(((6))) (8) which authorizes the state board of education to prepare an outline of study for the common schools and RCW 28A.305.130(((8))) (9) which authorizes the state board of education to adopt rules ((and regulations)) to meet the educational needs of students. Where applicable, specific statutory authority is cited within sections of this chapter.

(2) The purposes of this chapter are to:

(a) Implement RCW 28A.305.130 (8) and (9) by prescribing state requirements for a course of study in the common schools;

(b) Implement courses of study specifically required by statutes;

(c) Establish procedural and substantive requirements for the granting of credit for equivalent courses of study which may be in conjunction with or as a substitution for courses of study in common schools.

[Statutory Authority: 1990 c 33. 90-17-009, 180-50-100, filed 8/6/90, effective 9/6/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120 (6) and (8). 84-21-004 (Order 12-84), 180-50-100, filed 10/4/84.]

OTS-4411.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 5-94, filed 1/19/94, effective 2/19/94)

WAC 180-50-120
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 shall include a study of the Washington state Constitution 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. ((Pursuant to RCW 28A.230.170, 28A.230.060, and 28A.230.090 this course also shall be required for high school graduation unless waived pursuant to WAC 180-51-075.))

[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.]

OTS-4412.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 12-84, filed 10/4/84)

WAC 180-50-300
Equivalency course of study -- Credit for learning experiences conducted away from school or by persons not employed by the school district.

(1) Credit, including high school graduation credit, may be granted for school planned or approved learning experiences primarily conducted away from the facilities owned, operated, or supervised by the district or conducted primarily by individuals not employed by the district.

(2) School planned or approved learning experiences such as, but not limited to, travel study, work study, private lessons, and educational programs sponsored by governmental agencies may be accepted for credit upon compliance with ((procedures)) written policies established by the district. ((Rules))

(3) Written policies which permit the granting of credit for such out-of-school learning activities shall be adopted by the district board of directors and shall be available to students, parents, and the public((, and representatives of the superintendent of public instruction)) upon request. Such ((rules)) policies shall include at least the following provisions:

(((1))) (4) A proposal for approval of credit for such learning experiences shall be submitted to the personnel designated in the written policy for review, revision, and approval or disapproval prior to the experience and shall include at least the following information:

(a) Name of program or planned learning experience;

(b) Length of time for which approval is desired;

(c) Objectives of the program or planned learning experience;

(d) Which one or more of the state learning goals and related essential academic learning requirements are part of the program or planned learning experience;

(e) Description of how credits shall be determined in accord with WAC 180-51-050(1);

(((e))) (f) Content outline of the program and/or major learning activities and instructional materials to be used;

(((f))) (g) Description of how student performance will be assessed;

(((g))) (h) Qualifications of instructional personnel; ((and

(h))) (i) Plans for evaluation of program; and

(j) How and by whom the student will be supervised.

(((2) The proposal shall be presented to the personnel designated by the district board of directors for review, revision, and approval or disapproval.

(3))) (5) The reasons for approval or disapproval shall be communicated to the students((,)) and parents((,)) or guardians.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120 (6) and (8). 84-21-004 (Order 12-84), 180-50-300, filed 10/4/84.]

OTS-4413.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 17-87, filed 12/22/87)

WAC 180-50-310
Equivalency course of study -- Credit for correspondence courses, electronically mediated courses, and college courses.

Each common school district board of directors shall adopt ((rules)) policies governing the acceptance of correspondence or college courses for credit, including high school graduation credit. Such rules shall limit acceptance to courses from approved schools or institutions and shall be available upon request for review by students, parents, and the public((, and representatives of the superintendent of public instruction)). The following are approved schools:

(1) Schools that are members of the National University Continuing Education Association or accredited by the ((National Home Study)) Distance Education and Training Council;

(2) Community colleges, ((vocational-))technical ((institutes)) colleges, four-year colleges and universities, and approved private schools in Washington state; and

(3) Other schools or institutions, including electronically mediated schools or programs, which are approved, after evaluation of a particular course offering, by the school district.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120(6). 88-01-108 (Order 17-87), 180-50-310, filed 12/22/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120 (6) and (8). 84-21-004 (Order 12-84), 180-50-310, filed 10/4/84.]

OTS-4414.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 13-85, filed 6/3/85)

WAC 180-50-315
Equivalency course of study -- Credit for work experience.

School districts may accept work experience training in lieu of either required or elective high school credits if such work experience training meets the following standards:

(1) The work ((program)) experience training shall be supervised by the school;

(2) The work experience training shall be ((definitely)) related to the school program of the student;

(3) Credit given for work experience training shall represent growth in the student and the type of work done ((should have definite educational value)), shall involve one or more of the state learning goals and related essential academic learning requirements, and shall be awarded in accord with WAC 180-51-050(1);

(4) ((The job in which experience is gained shall provide varied experiences;

(5))) A work experience training program shall be supplemented by an adequate program of guidance, placement, follow-up, and coordination between job and school;

(((6))) (5) Work experience as a planned part of a school subject may be included in the credit given for that subject;

(((7))) (6) One credit may be granted for not less than four hundred five hours of work experience training related to a student's school program;

(((8))) (7) A student participating in a work experience training shall be legally employed and ((must have passed his sixteenth birthday)) shall not be less than sixteen years old;

(((9))) (8) An employer's report of the student's work record, indicating satisfactory progress on the job, shall be filed with the school; and

(((10))) (9) The regular state apprenticeship program, in which the training is worked out cooperatively with the school and meets the standards for high school graduation, is acceptable.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120 (6) and (8) and 28A.05.060. 85-12-037 (Order 13-85), 180-50-315, filed 6/3/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120 (6) and (8). 84-21-004 (Order 12-84), 180-50-315, filed 10/4/84.]

OTS-4415.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 180-50-105 Purposes.

OTS-4416.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 180-50-125 United States history -- High school requirement.

OTS-4417.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 180-50-130 Social studies course -- High school requirement.

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