Noncompliance with standards and procedures—Ground for admission.
A nonresident student who is denied admission to a nonresident district shall be ordered admitted by the superintendent of public instruction if the district does not comply with the standards and procedures specified in section 203, chapter 9, Laws of 1990 1st ex. sess.—to wit the following:
(1) "All districts accepting applications from nonresident students for admission to the district's schools shall consider equally all applications received. Each school district shall adopt a policy establishing rational, fair, and equitable standards for acceptance and rejection of applications by June 30, 1990." The following shall be considered in applying this subsection:
(a) Applications from nonresident students for the purpose of this section do not include students who are attending the district pursuant to arrangements or entitlements noted in WAC 392-137-110
(b) The requirement to consider all applications equally does not preclude the establishment of a priority system that is fair and equitable under equal protection standards.
(c) The failure of a district to have adopted an admission policy at the time of the student's denial of admission, not the June 30, 1990 deadline, will govern an order to admit for failure to adopt any policy regarding admission.
(2) "The district shall provide to applicants written notification of the approval or denial of the application in a timely manner. If the application is rejected, the notification shall include the reason or reasons for denial and the right to appeal under RCW 28A.225.230
(3)." The following shall be considered in applying this subsection:
(a) All applications must be acted upon by accepting or denying the application within forty-five calendar days of receipt by the nonresident district or the application will be deemed to have been denied for purposes of this section.
(b) The district must make reasonable effort to deliver the written notification of denial to the applicant.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.22.230
[28A.225.230] and 34.05.220
(4). WSR 90-19-068 (Order 26), § 392-137-205, filed 9/17/90, effective 10/18/90.]