WSR 05-04-017



[ Filed January 24, 2005, 2:02 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-09-065.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 180-46 WAC, Library media.

Hearing Location(s): Educational Service District 113, 601 McPhee Road S.W., Olympia, WA 98502, on March 16, 2005, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: March 18, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Larry Davis, Executive Director, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, e-mail, fax (360) 586-2357, by March 2, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore, Executive Assistant, by March 2, 2005, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6025.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed changes will update, clarify and simplify the provisions relating to school library media programs.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.230.240.

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

Name of Proponent: State Board of Education, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, Washington, (360) 725-6025.

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.

January 21, 2005

Larry Davis

Executive Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 92-24-025, filed 11/24/92, effective 12/25/92)

WAC 180-46-005   Purpose and authority.   (1) The purpose of this chapter is to ((implement RCW 28A.320.240, through the adoption of rules and regulations establishing minimum standards for the operation and stocking of school library media centers)) identify quality criteria for school library media programs, as may be established locally, that support the attainment of the state's learning goals.

(2) The authority for this chapter is RCW 28A.320.240.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.320.240. 92-24-025, 180-46-005, filed 11/24/92, effective 12/25/92. Statutory Authority: 1990 c 33. 90-17-009, 180-46-005, filed 8/6/90, effective 9/6/90; Order 1-76, 180-46-005, filed 2/3/76; Order 15-75, 180-46-005, filed 12/11/75.]

WAC 180-46-009   Definitions.   (1) "Teacher-librarian" means a certified teacher with a library media endorsement under WAC 180-82A-202 (1)(i), 180-82-344, or 180-82-346.

(2) "School library media program" means a school-based program that is staffed by a certificated teacher-librarian.


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 92-24-025, filed 11/24/92, effective 12/25/92)

WAC 180-46-020   School library media program((s)).   ((Library media programs in each school district are to be directed toward the implementation of the district's instructional goals and objectives and consistent with the goals for Washington common schools, as adopted by the state board of education. These programs are to include a system for continuing evaluation.)) The school library media program is to include resources that promote a positive impact on student learning, such as a variety of resources for reading advocacy, student communication skills, electronic and print information, and resources that support the mastery of essential learning in all subject areas and the implementation of the district's school improvement plan, consistent with the goals for Washington common schools, as adopted by the state board of education.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.320.240. 92-24-025, 180-46-020, filed 11/24/92, effective 12/25/92; Order 15-75, 180-46-020, filed 12/11/75.]

AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 92-24-025, filed 11/24/92, effective 12/25/92)

WAC 180-46-025   Services.   ((Each school district shall provide library media services relevant to and integrated with the district's instructional program and directed toward meeting the creative and informational needs of each student and staff member.)) The teacher-librarian, through the school library media program, shall collaborate with classroom teachers to develop students' information and technology skills, help all students meet the content goals in all subject areas, and assist high school students completing the culminating project and high school and beyond plans required for graduation under WAC 180-51-061.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.320.240. 92-24-025, 180-46-025, filed 11/24/92, effective 12/25/92; Order 15-75, 180-46-025, filed 12/11/75.]

AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 92-24-025, filed 11/24/92, effective 12/25/92)

WAC 180-46-055   Other sources.   Library media centers should provide direct access to a wide range of print and electronic resources. When it is not feasible to provide resources at the building level, the use of sources beyond the building shall be considered ((as)) an alternate way of ((meeting standards)) providing access.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.320.240. 92-24-025, 180-46-055, filed 11/24/92, effective 12/25/92; Order 15-75, 180-46-055, filed 12/11/75.]


     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 180-46-010 Library media centers.
WAC 180-46-015 Library media collections.
WAC 180-46-030 Equipment and materials.
WAC 180-46-035 Production.
WAC 180-46-040 Facilities.
WAC 180-46-045 Staff.
WAC 180-46-050 Access.
WAC 180-46-065 Program evaluation.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office