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Open Doors Youth Reengagement

A dropout reengagement system that provides education and services to older youth, ages 16-21, who have dropped out of school or are not expected to graduate from high school by the age of 21.

Open Doors reengages disconnected youth through programs that:

  • Encourage community partnerships
  • Create multiple pathways for students to realize success
  • Provide an on-ramp to post-secondary achievement through a performance based, individualized support model.

RCW 28A.175.100 directs OSPI to adopt rules to implement the provisions of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1418 (2010). OSPI has consulted with community colleges (SBCTC), dropout reengagement programs, school districts, ESD’s, and the Workforce Board, as well as, approved providers of online learning when making these rules. These rules are listed in Chapter 392-700 WAC.

The decisions to develop an Open Doors [1418] youth reengagement program should be based on data informed processes that identify the youth who have disengaged, and explore common barriers and support needs for these students. Programs should be developed using the principles of best practice to target these barriers, and provide supports and alternative pathways to success. Partnerships with districts, colleges, and agencies should be formed where the activities of the partners mutually reinforce these established goals.


Guidance and Documentation

Please refer to WAC 392-700 (Updated Aug. 16 2015) for specific rules regarding operation of an Open Doors Youth Reengagement program.

OSPI is in the process of creating an annotated WAC document for additional guidance and best practices. This document is scheduled to be online Fall 2015.

Annual Reporting Spreadsheet 2014-2015



+ 2015-2016 Enrollment Reporting and Eligibility Documentation

Enrollment Reporting Instructions:

Eligibility Documentation:



 

Approval Process

Approval Deadlines

School Code Type R:
For districts who do not currently have a school code assigned for Open Doors programming.

Deadline

What is due

Please send to:

June 20

Program Approval Documents (see below for specific items)

Laurie Shannon
Laurie.Shannon@k12.wa.us

July 1

Request for a school code

Customer Support
360-725-6371 or
1-800-725-4311
customersupport@k12.wa.us

Program Qualification Codes:
Districts may add Open Doors pathways and partnerships. Each of these will need prior approval and the pathway will be issued a unique qualification code. Program approval documents must be submitted to Laurie Shannon, Laurie.Shannon@k12.wa.us

Deadline

What is due

Program qualification code will be effective:

November 15

Program Approval Documents to OSPI

January 1 following approval

February 15

Program Approval Documents to OSPI

April 1 following approval

June 15

Program Approval Documents to OSPI

September 1 following approval

Approval Process

Step 1: The lead partner in a partnership or consortium, or the district or college that is directly operating the program submits the required program approval documentation shown below.

Step 2: OSPI may request revisions to the approval documentation to align with the intent of WAC 392-700

Step 3: OSPI sends notice to the district, college, or lead agency that the program is approved.

Step 4: The lead partner requests and receives a School Code for the program from Customer Support by the deadline above.

Step 5: The program may begin reporting enrollment following the date provided at approval.

Model agreements were developed by OSPI for use by districts and reengagement partners. One of these agreements and other support documents must be submitted to OSPI for review and approval before the district or college will be able to operate or contract for a reengagement program under WAC 392-700. Programs can contain multiple models or partnerships and may require multiple agreements to accommodate this.

Documentation required for program approval:

Program Model

Contract

Program Flowchart

Program Narrative

Program Calendar

Contracted Service Agreements

District or College Directly Operated (No Partners)

Letter of Intent

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes when applicable

Partnership with District, ESD, or Agency

Letter of Intent
AND
Program Scope of Work based on lead agency, ESD, or District

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes when applicable

Partnership with College

Letter of Intent
AND
Interlocal Agreement Scope of Work

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes when applicable

Consortium

Letter of Intent
AND
Program Scope of Work based on the lead partner. (District, ESD, or Agency) OR (College)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes when applicable

  • The Letter of Intent is an agreement between the district or direct funded college with OSPI that states that the district or college agrees to the WAC requirements.

  • The Scope of Work (Program or Interlocal) states that the program partners and lead agency agree to the WAC.

  • The Program Flow Chart describes actions including referral process, assessment for placement, and student pathways or options.

  • The Program Narrative describes the program/pathways identified in the Program Flow Chart, the curriculums offered (e.g. vocational, contracted services such as online curriculum providers, etc.) as well as case management support.

  • The Program Calendar identifies the number of program hours available from September 1 through August 31.

  • Contracted Service Agreements are required for some instances where program components related to the WAC are being contracted by another agency or provider that may not qualify into a partnership agreement.

Current Programs

Open Doors reengagement pathways are offered in the following school districts:

Aberdeen
Adna
Battle Ground
Bellevue
Bellingham
Bethel
Blaine
Bremerton
Camas
Central Valley
Centralia
Chehalis
Cheney
Chimacum
Clarkston
Clover Park
Coupeville
Eatonville
Edmonds
Elma
Enumclaw
Everett
Evergreen
Federal Way
Ferndale
Franklin Pierce
Grand Coulee
Grandview
Granite Falls
Highline
Hoquiam

Kent
LaCenter
Lake Quinalt
Lakewood
Longview
Lummi Nation
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Lynden
Mary M Knight
Marysville
Mead
Meridian
Montesano
Morton
Moses Lake
Mt. Baker
Napavine
Nine Mile Falls
Nooksack Valley
North Beach
North River
North Thurston
Northshore
Oak Harbor
Oakville
Ocosta
Olympia
Pe Ell
Prescott
Puyallup
Rainier

Raymond
Renton
Ridgefield
Rochester
Seattle
Sedro Woolley
Selah
Shelton
Snoqualmie Valley
South Bend
Spokane
Sultan
Sunnyside
Tacoma
Tenino
Tukwila
Tumwater
University Place
Vancouver
Washougal
Wenatchee
West Valley
White Pass
White River
Willapa Valley
Winlock
Wishkah Valley
Woodland
Yakima

 

Workshops and Presentations


+ August 27, 2015 Enrollment Reporting Training

Intended for new programs beginning in the 2015-16 school year and as a refresher for existing programs, this training will provide guidance on reporting monthly student enrollment based on WAC 392-700.




+ May 20, 2014 Open Doors Convening


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