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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.



+ UPDATED Enrollment Reporting and Eligibility Documentation

Enrollment Reporting Instructions:

Eligibility Documentation:



 

Approval Process

July 1 (of each year) is the deadline for new school codes
For districts who do not currently have a school code assigned for Open Doors programming

  • Program must be approved prior to requesting a new school code.
  • Request for new school code must be submitted to Customer Support by July 1.
  • Enrollment reporting may begin September following the assignment of the new school code.

For more details please see Bulletin B017-14, and Directory Data – District Tip Sheet.

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.

Step 5: The program begins Operation.

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 Consortium Agreement represents that all participants agree to the terms of the consortium and the Program(s) Scope of Work that is being developed. As new partners/consortium members are add the lead agency will submit new signed agreements to be included in the documentation.

  • 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

Primary School District

Model

Partners

Bellevue

Partnership between district and college

Bellevue Community College

Bellingham

District directly operating

 

Bellingham

Partnership with college

Bellingham Technical College

Bethel

District directly operating

 

Clarkston

District directly operating

 

Central Valley

District directly operating

 

Eatonville

District directly operating

 

Edmonds: EdCAP

Partnership between district and college

Edmonds Community College

Enumclaw

District directly operating

 

ESD 101

Consortium with 2 districts and 2 colleges

Spokane School District,
West Valley School District,
Spokane Community College,
Spokane Falls Community College

ESD 112

Consortium model

Vancouver School District

ESD 113: GRAVITY

Consortium with 25 school districts

Aberdeen,
Adna,
Centralia,
Chehalis,
Hoquiam,
Lake Quinault,
Mary M Knight,
Montesano,
Morton,
Napavine,
North Beach,
North River,
North Thurston,
Oakville,
Ocosta,
Olympia,
Raymond,
Rochester,
Shelton,
South Bend,
Tenino,
Tumwater,
White Pass,
Willapa Valley,
Winlock,
Wishkah Valley

Everett

District directly operating

 

Federal Way

District directly operating

 

Franklin Pierce

District directly operating

 

Grand Coulee

District directly operating

 

Granite Falls

District directly operating

 

Highline

District directly operating

 

Kent: iGrad

Partnership between district and college

Green River Community College

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Direct funded college directly operating model

 

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Partnership model between a direct funded college and a college

Bellevue Community College

Moses Lake

Partnership between district and agency

Skill Source

Northshore

District directly operating

 

Oak Harbor

District directly operating

 

Puyallup

District directly operating

 

Renton

Partnership model between district, college, and agency

Renton Technical College, Youth Source

Seattle

District directly operating

 

Sedro-Woolley

District directly operating

 

Selah

District directly operating

 

Snoqualmie Valley

District directly operating

 

Sultan

District directly operating

 

Sunnyside

District directly operating

 

Tacoma

Partnership between district and college

Tacoma Community College

Tacoma

Partnership between district and agency

Goodwill-REACH

Tacoma: Reengagement Center

District directly operating

 

Tukwila

Partnership model between district, college, and agency

Renton Technical College, Youth Source

University Place

District directly operating

 

Wenatchee

Partnership between district and agency

Skill Source

White River

District directly operating

 

Yakima

District directly operating

 

 

Workshops and Presentations

Upcoming Events

Open Doors Enrollment Reporting Training
August 27, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Webinar and in-person

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.

Enrollment Training Presentation (PDF)

More info and a link to registration




+ May 20, 2014 Open Doors Convening


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