Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: New
section WAC 392-502-011 District responsibility, addition to
chapter 392-502 WAC, On-line learning -- Approval of
multidistrict on-line providers.
THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Judy Margrath-Huge, Digital Learning Department Director, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 4507 University Way N.E., Suite 204, Seattle, WA 98105 , AND RECEIVED BY March 22, 2010, 5 p.m.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Chapter 392-502 WAC, On-line learning -- Approval of multidistrict on-line providers, was vetted through the public hearing and public input process and this section, WAC 392-502-011 District responsibility, was added as a result of feedback received. This new section has been approved by the superintendent of public instruction and lists the school districts' responsibilities as outlined in SSB 5410, On-line learning, of the 61st legislature, 2009 regular session. The effect of this addition is to assist school districts in understanding the actions they need to initiate and complete.
Reasons Supporting Proposal:
|•||Listing of school district responsibilities as outlined in SSB 5410 in one place.|
|•||Requested by several parties and the office of superintendent of public instruction on-line learning advisory committee through the public input process.|
|•||Does not add anything additional to the school districts' responsibilities beyond those stated in SSB 5410.|
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 34.05 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: SSB 5410.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Office of the superintendent of public instruction, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Judy Margrath-Huge, 4507 University Way N.E., Suite 204, Seattle, WA 98105, (206) 543-8188.
January 8, 2010
Randy I. Dorn
WAC 392-502-011 District responsibility. By August 31, 2010, each school district board of directors shall develop policies and procedures regarding student access to on-line courses and on-line learning programs.
(1) The policies and procedures shall include, but not be limited to:
(a) Student eligibility criteria;
(b) The types of on-line courses available to students through the school district;
(c) The methods districts will use to support student success, which may include a local advisor;
(d) When the school district will and will not pay course fees and other costs;
(e) The granting of high school credit; and
(f) A process to make students and parents or guardians aware when a course would not be eligible for credit.
(2) School districts shall submit their policies to the superintendent of public instruction by September 15, 2010.
(3) The policies and procedures shall take effect beginning with the 2010-11 school year.
(4) School districts shall provide students with information regarding on-line courses that are available through the school district. The information shall include the types of information described in subsection (1) of this section.
(5) When developing local or regional on-line learning programs, school districts shall incorporate into the program design the approval criteria developed by the superintendent of public instruction under WAC 392-502-030(1).