Date of Adoption: October 27, 2000.
Purpose: Modification of state minimum graduation requirements to align with the state's ongoing education reform effort.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-50-135.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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.
November 7, 2000
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 90-17-009, filed 8/6/90, effective 9/6/90)
Physical education -- Grade school and high school requirement.
(1) Grades 1-8. Pursuant to RCW 28A.230.040, an average of at least ((
twenty)) one hundred
instructional minutes per (( day)) week per year in physical
education shall be required of all pupils in the common schools
in the grade school (( (grades 1-8))) program (grades 1-8) unless
waived pursuant to RCW 28A.230.040.
(2) Grades 9-12. ((
A one-year)) Pursuant to RCW 28A.230.050, a one credit course(( -- i.e., 180 (50 minute) hours
of instruction -- )) or its equivalent shall be offered in physical
education for each grade (( (grades 9-12))) in the high school
program (grades 9-12). (( Pursuant to RCW 28A.230.050 and
28A.230.090, two credits in physical education also shall be
required for high school graduation unless waived pursuant to RCW 28A.230.050.))
[Statutory Authority: 1990 c 33. 90-17-009, § 180-50-135, filed 8/6/90, effective 9/6/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120 (6) and (8) and 28A.05.060. 85-20-026 (Order 19-85), § 180-50-135, filed 9/24/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120 (6) and (8). 84-21-004 (Order 12-84), § 180-50-135, filed 10/4/84.]