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PDFWAC 180-19-220

Oversight of authorizers—General provisions.

(1) The state board of education is responsible under RCW 28A.710.120 for oversight of the performance and effectiveness of all authorizers approved under RCW 28A.710.090. This oversight is ongoing and is not limited to the specific actions and procedures described in these rules. For the purposes of the board's rules governing the oversight of authorizers, the term "authorizer" means a school district board of directors that has been approved to be a charter school authorizer under RCW 28A.710.090.
(2) In reviewing or evaluating the performance of authorizers against nationally recognized principles and standards for quality authorizing, the board will compare the authorizer's performance to the standards for quality set forth in the Principles and Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing, 2012 edition, published by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers. A link to this publication shall be posted on the board's public website.
(3) In carrying out its responsibilities for overseeing the performance and effectiveness of authorizers under RCW 28A.710.120, the board shall utilize information including, but not limited to, the annual authorizer reports submitted to the board under RCW 28A.710.100, all reports and data submitted to the office of the superintendent of public instruction under chapter 28A.710 RCW, charter contracts, and the findings of any special review conducted under RCW 28A.710.120(2). The board will require submission of, or access to, materials or data from the authorizer deemed reasonably necessary to evaluate the performance and effectiveness of the authorizer.
(4) The board may contract for services with persons or entities having relevant expertise in the performance of its duties under RCW 28A.710.120.
(5) The board may conduct site visits to charter schools in an authorizer's portfolio for the purpose of conducting oversight of the performance of an authorizer under these rules. The board shall provide reasonable notice to the authorizer and the charter governing board prior to a site visit.
(6) In carrying out its duties for oversight of the performance and effectiveness of authorizers under RCW 28A.710.120, the board shall respect the principal role and responsibility of the authorizer for monitoring and oversight of the charter school under RCW 28A.710.100, and the authority of the charter school board to manage and operate the charter school under RCW 28A.710.030 and the terms of its charter contract.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.710.120 (1) and (7). WSR 14-08-033, § 180-19-220, filed 3/25/14, effective 4/25/14.]
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