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OSPI Rule Making Activity — WAC Changes

Updated 6/20/18

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Rules Calendar

Code Revision Forms and Filing Dates

CR 101 Preproposal Statement of Inquiry
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WAC Chapter*

Description

Filing Date*

WA Register*

Agency Contact*

392-TBD

Implement 28A.320.192 (updated by 2017 Legislature) to establish procedures to ensure homeless children and youth receive full and partial credit for work completed as required under the McKinney-Vento act.

1/19/18

18-03-112

Jess Lewis
jess.lewis@k12.wa.us

392-122-900

Learning Assistance Program (LAP) carryover and recovery calculation rules – allow unspent LAP high poverty funds to carryover to next school year ensuring funding for students in need of additional support can be utilized as the Legislature intended.

5/23/18 18-11-129 T.J. Kelly
Thomas.kelly@k12.wa.us
392-140 & -122 

Updating rules to address the elimination of K-3 high poverty school enhanced funding and clarify the process to determine K-3 class size compliance.

3/1/18 18-06-042 Becky McLean
becky.mclean@k12.wa.us
392-140-600 thru 685

School district eligibility for state special education safety net funding

6/29/17 17-14-073 Mary Ellen Parrish
Maryellen.parrish@k12.wa.us

392-140-950 through -967

Learning Improvement Days (LID) - Repeal rules related to Learning Improvement Days. These rules have not been used since school year 2010-11, are no longer needed, and have become obsolete.

6/1/18

18-12-069

Ross Bunda,
ross.bunda@k12.wa.us

392-144

Define hearing process for school bus drivers, updates to disqualifying requirements, minimum requirements for non-CDL drivers.

6/19/18 18-13-098 Glenn Gorton
glenn.gorton@k12.wa.us
392-151

School safety patrol regulations

6/19/18 18-13-099 Glenn Gorton
glenn.gorton@k12.wa.us
392-153

Traffic Safety – Driver Education: revisions related to ESHB 1481 (2017) which requires OSPI and the WA Department of Licensing to develop core curriculum to be followed by school districts, private schools, and commercial driving schools. Also, development of a certification process. Technical clarifications and revisions may be included, as needed.

6/19/18 18-13-102 Glenn Gorton
glenn.gorton@k12.wa.us

392-160

Transitional Bilingual (TBIP) - Authorize school districts to use TBIP funding (starting 9/2019) for certificated staff who are earning an English Learner or Bilingual Education endorsement. Allow districts to temporarily continue to employ/fund ELD-trained certificated staff after 9/2019 and ensure that ELD-trained certificated staff increase their effectiveness and professional knowledge by earning an English Learner or Bilingual Education endorsement.

5/2/18

18-10-096

Terry Garrett
BilingualEd@k12.wa.us

392-170

Highly Capable: Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6362 (2018) added a new section to 28A.300 – effective starting SY2018-19. Establishes criteria school districts must use in identifying qualifying students for highly capable programs. Requires OSPI to provide guidance for highly capable programs that must be regularly updated and aligned with evidence-based practices.

6/1/18

18-12-070

Jody Hess,
jody.hess@k12.wa.us

392-191A

Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program (TPEP) - Focused Evaluation for certificated staff – eliminate a provision that focuses on score rather than educator development/growth. Change would allow evaluators to assign the score from the most recent comprehensive evaluation thus shifting the evaluation focus to "educator growth" rather than assigning a score.

5/2/18

18-10-097

Sue Anderson
sue.anderson@k12.wa.us

  • To view proposed text visit the Washington State Register website. You will need the WSR# indicated in the CR 102 table below.

 

CR 102 Proposed Rule Making – Public Hearing Scheduled
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WAC Chapter*

Description

Hearing Date*

WA Register*

Agency Contact*

392-140-973

Align compilation date for student poverty data with other state funding processes for the purposes of calculating the National Board salary bonus for instructional assignment in challenging, high-poverty schools (for teachers and other certificated instructional staff who hold national board certification).

6/26/18

18-11-018

Ross Bunda
ross.bunda@k12.wa.us

392-140-976

NBPTS (National Board candidates) - Align the terms of the conditional loan with the length of candidacy as defined by NBPTS. Candidates have up to five years to complete certification. The proposed rule change would allow repayment to begin at the five-year mark and not the three-year/mid-candidacy point, as is currently the case.

8/2/18

18-13-084

Carrie Dubuque
carrie.dubuque@k12.wa.us

392-145

Student Transportation: Two brief technical revisions - (1) SDs – related to low visibility bus stops - removes "state patrol" from needing to be notified. State patrol does not review road signs and locations on local roads. (The school district still must notify and work with the local jurisdiction roads department for proper signage or other remedy). (2) Bus Driver procedures – removes "parking" when describing applying brakes as there are other brakes that need to be set in addition to the parking brake when loading/unloading passengers.

7/19/18

18-12-068


glenn.gorton@k12.wa.us

392-400

Revising student discipline rules.

Additional information can be found on the Student Discipline website

7/18/18-Olympia

18-12-122 Dierk Meierbachtol
disciplinerulecomments@k12.wa.us

392-700

Open Doors Programs – increase annual hours of instruction provided by Open Doors programs from 900 to 1,000 beginning with SY 2018-19 as required under RCW 28A.150.260

6/28/18

18-11-128

Becky McLean
becky.mclean@k12.wa.us

 

CR 103 Adopted Rules (Permanent)
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WAC Chapter*

Description

Filing Date*

WA Register*

Agency Contact*

392-105

Updating public records rules for OSPI (in response to recent legislation revising the Public Records Act). Proposed changes reorganize and streamline chapter, including clarifications on making public records requests, costs associated with public records, guidelines for inspection of records.

6/14/18 18-13-060 Dierk Meierbachtol
dierk.meierbachtol@k12.wa.us
392-107

Election procedures of ESD board members

7/18/17 17-15-100 Kristin Murphy
kristin.murphy@k12.wa.us
392-109

Election procedures of SBE elected board members

7/18/19 17-15-101 Kristin Murphy
kristin.murphy@k12.wa.us
392-121, 122, 169

Student FTE to align with increased required instructional hours

8/2/17 17-16-162 Becky McLean
becky.mclean@k12.wa.us
392-121-182

Update ALE (Alternative Learning Experience) rules to ensure school districts and charter schools comply with statutory Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) requirements when offering ALE to students.

4/26/18 18-10-045 Becky McLean
becky.mclean@k12.wa.us
392-121-415

Eliminates WAC 392-121-415(2), which required the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to deduct proceeds from state forest payments under RCW 79.22.040 and 79.22.050 from school district and charter school basic education apportionment payments. Eliminating the requirement to treat state forest revenue as a deductible revenue will allow approximately 80 school districts, mostly rural, to keep approximately $13 to $17 million in funds from which they currently get no benefit.

4/24/18 18-10-025 T.J. Kelly
Thomas.kelly@k12.wa.us
392-121-570, 571, 573

Vocational Education minimum expenditures

1/19/18 18-03-116 TJ Kelly
Thomas.kelly@k12.wa.us
392-143

Multi-function school activity buses

4/17/18 18-09-092 Glenn Gorton
glenn.gorton@k12.wa.us
392-162 & 392-122

LAP - align with recent changes to RCW re: prototypical funding formula

1/2/18 18-02-082 Gayle Pauley
gayle.pauley@k12.wa.us
392-168

Special Service programs - update complaint procedures for programs administered under ESEA as amended by ESSA

1/2/18 18-02-083 Gayle Pauley
gayle.pauley@k12.wa.us
392-170

Highly Capable - equitable prioritization of low-income students (per new statute language 28A.185)

1/5/18 18-03-012 Gayle Pauley
gayle.pauley@k12.wa.us
392-172A

Special Education – address changes to federal law and requirements; make clarifications, housekeeping, and technical changes. Reorganize for ease of reference.

11/9/17 17-23-054 Kasi Walker
kasi.walker@k12.wa.us
392-172A-02075

Special Education: expand current requirement to include prescription drugs that are not covered under the controlled substance act (21 U.S.C. Sec 812(c)).

1/11/18 18-03-063 Kasi Walker
kasi.walker@k12.wa.us
392-300

Align OSPI's background check rules with SSB 5605, including allowing for fingerprint criminal background checks on school volunteers in certain circumstances, fee adjustments related to background checks and fingerprinting, and possible technical updates.

1/12/18 18-03-070 Catherine Slagle
catherine.slagle@k12.wa.us
392-343, 344, 347

Update School Construction Assistance Program (SCAP) rules to reference Building Condition Assessment (BCA) tool

8/23/17 17-17-165 Scott Black
scott.black@k12.wa.us
392-344-080

Construction insurance for SCAP projects – clarify language

12/5/17 17-24-089 Scott Black
scott.black@k12.wa.us
392-502-030

Performance standards for online courses and providers

8/1/17 17-16-137 Rhett Nelson
Rhett.Nelson@k12.wa.us
392-725

College in the High School

10/5/17 17-21-001 Kim Reykdal
kim.reykdal@k12.wa.us
392-401

Revising definition of absence. Align OSPI's data collection with federal reporting.

5/3/18 18-11-011 Krissy Johnson
krissy.johnson@k12.wa.us

 

CR 103 Emergency Adoption
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WAC Chapter*

Description

Filing Date*

WA Register*

Agency Contact*

392-105

Public Records – charging for copying and transmission of electronic records

3/20/18 18-07-084 Cade Walker
cade.walker@k12.wa.us
392-121-182

Update ALE (Alternative Learning Experience) rules to ensure school districts and charter schools comply with statutory Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) requirements when offering ALE to students.

5/3/18 18-11-010 Becky McLean
becky.mclean@k12.wa.us
392-122-900

Learning Assistance Program (LAP) carryover and recovery calculation rules – allow unspent 2017-2018 LAP high poverty funds to carryover to next school year (2018-2019) ensuring funding for students in need of additional support can be utilized as the Legislature intended.

5/23/18 18-11-130 TJ Kelly
Thomas.kelly@k12.wa.us

392-140-976

NBPTS (National Board candidates) - Align the terms of the conditional loan with the length of candidacy as defined by NBPTS. Candidates have up to five years to complete certification. The rule change allows repayment to begin at the five-year mark and not the three-year/mid-candidacy point, as is currently the case.

5/2/18

18-10-101

Carrie Dubuque
carrie.dubuque@k12.wa.us

392-401

Revising definition of absence. Align OSPI's data collection with federal reporting.

4/17/18

18-09-094

Krissy Johnson
krissy.johnson@k12.wa.us

 

CR 105 Expedited Rule Making

WAC Chapter

Description

Filing Date

WA Register

Agency Contact

392-121-182

Alternative Learning Experience (ALE): Proposed changes reflect modifications to ALE course-type definitions made in Senate Bill 6134 (2018), which became effective June 7, 2018. The definition of "site-based course" will change from a course where a student has at least twenty percent in-person instructional contact time to one where the student has any in-person instructional contact time. The definition of "remote course" will change to having less than twenty percent of in-person instructional contact time to no in-person instructional contact time.

6/13/18

18-13-054

Rhett Nelson
rhett.nelson@k12.wa.us

 

Manual Changes - Public Hearing Scheduled

Description

Hearing Date

Agency Contact


 

 

 

 

 

 

   Updated 6/20/2018

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