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WAC 180-18-100

District waiver from requirement for student access to career and technical education course equivalencies.

(1) Any school district reporting, in any school year, an October P223 headcount of fewer than two thousand students as of January of that school year may apply to the state board of education for a waiver of up to two years from the provisions of RCW 28A.230.010(2) for the subsequent school year.
(2) In any application for a waiver under this section, the district shall demonstrate that students enrolled in the district do not have and cannot be provided reasonable access, through high schools, interdistrict cooperatives, skill centers or branch or satellite skill centers, or through online learning or applicable running start vocational courses, to at least one career and technical education course that is considered equivalent to a mathematics course or at least one career and technical education course that is considered equivalent to a science course as determined by the superintendent of public instruction and the state board of education under RCW 28A.700.070.
(3) On a determination, in consultation with the office of the superintendent of public instruction, that the students enrolled in the district do not and cannot be provided reasonable access to at least one career and technical education course that is considered equivalent to a mathematics course or at least one career and technical education course that is considered equivalent to a science course under subsection (2) of this section, the state board of education shall grant the waiver for the term of years requested.
(4) The state board of education shall post on its web site an application form for use by a district in applying for a waiver under this section. A completed application must be signed by the chair or president of the district's board of directors and superintendent.
(5) In order to provide sufficient notice to students, parents, and staff, the application must be submitted to the state board of education in electronic form no later than January 15th of the school year prior to the school year for which the waiver is requested, and no later than thirty days before the board meeting at which the application will be considered. The board shall post all applications received on its public web site.
[Statutory Authority: 2014 c 217 and RCW 28A.230.090. WSR 14-19-032, ยง 180-18-100, filed 9/8/14, effective 10/9/14.]
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