WSR 16-11-106
[Filed May 18, 2016, 10:21 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-121-108 Enrollment exclusions.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This WAC requires updating to address the changes required with the passage of HB [4SHB] 1541 which requires districts to provide educational services for students who have been long-term suspended or expelled. The current WAC prohibits districts and charter schools from claiming state funding for a student who has been expelled or long-term suspended when the conditions of the suspension will cause the student to lose academic grades or credit. With the proposed changes to this WAC, a student who has been expelled or long-term suspended could be claimed for state funding if the district has provided educational services within twenty school days prior to the monthly count day through a seat-time model, alternative learning experiences program, dropout reengagement programs, or providing homework to the student. The latter choice would be limited to two months of funding and requires the student to return to school.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Becky McLean, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Enrollment Supervisor, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA, (360) 725-6306.
May 10, 2016
Randy Dorn
Superintendent of
Public Instruction