WSR 05-15-058



[ Filed July 12, 2005, 9:30 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-12-111.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 180-27-035 Space allocations.

Hearing Location(s): Educational Service District 123, 3918 West Court Street, Pasco, WA 98301, on August 25, 2005, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 26, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Larry Davis, Executive Director, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, e-mail, fax (360) 586-2357, by August 10, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore, Executive Assistant, by August 10, 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 align state board policy with legislation passed in the 2005 session increasing the space allocations for school construction.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.525.020, 28A.335.120, and 28A.335.100.

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.

July 8, 2005

Larry Davis

Executive Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-19-044, filed 9/14/01, effective 10/15/01)

WAC 180-27-035   Space allocations.   (1) State assistance in the construction of school facilities for grades kindergarten through twelve and classrooms planned for the exclusive use of students with disabilities shall be based on a space allowance per enrolled student and for state matching purposes shall be computed in accordance with the following table:


June 30, 2006


July 1, 2006

Grade or Area Maximum

Matchable Area

Per Student


Matchable Area

Per Student

Grades kindergarten through six 80 square feet 90 square feet
Grades seven and eight 110 square feet 117 square feet
Grades nine through twelve 120 square feet 130 square feet
Classrooms for students with disabilities 140 square feet 144 square feet

For purposes of this subsection, students with disabilities shall be counted as one student for each such student assigned to a specially designated self-contained classroom for students with disabilities for at least one hundred minutes per school day, calculated on actual headcount enrollment submitted to the superintendent of public instruction.

(2) State assistance for construction of vocational skill centers shall be based on one-half of students enrolled on October 1 and computed as follows:

Type of Facility Maximum Matchable Area

Per One-Half

Enrolled Student

Skill Centers 140 square feet

(3) Space allowance for state matching purposes for districts with senior or four-year high schools with fewer than four hundred students shall be computed in accordance with the following formula:

Number of Headcount

Student-Grades 9-12


Matchable Area

Per Facility

0-100 37,000 square feet
101-200 42,000 square feet
201-300 48,000 square feet
301-or more 52,000 square feet

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.525.020. 01-19-044, 180-27-035, filed 9/14/01, effective 10/15/01; 98-19-143, 180-27-035, filed 9/23/98, effective 10/24/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 84-11-047 (Order 6-84), 180-27-035, filed 5/17/84; 83-21-066 (Order 11-83), 180-27-035, filed 10/17/83.]

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