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Chapter 392-100 WAC

Last Update: 10/2/92


WAC Sections

HTMLPDF392-100-050Agency abbreviations.
HTMLPDF392-100-060Other abbreviations.
HTMLPDF392-100-100Definition—Low-income student.
HTMLPDF392-100-101Documentation of low-income eligibility.
HTMLPDF392-100-102Confidentiality of low-income eligibility.



The purpose of this chapter is to establish the definition of common terms used in Title 392 WAC and rules of construction applicable to Title 392 WAC.
[Order 7-75, § 392-100-005, filed 12/22/75.]



As used in Title 392 WAC, the term:
(1) "Superintendent of public instruction" shall mean the public officer duly elected to the office of superintendent of public instruction and any authorized subordinate or agent of such public officer unless the context limits application of the term to the public officer himself or herself.
(2) "Superintendent" shall mean the superintendent of public instruction unless the context requires that the term be interpreted as having reference to the superintendent of a school district or the superintendent of an educational service district or another chief executive officer of an educational entity.
[Order 7-75, § 392-100-010, filed 12/22/75.]


Agency abbreviations.

As used in Title 392 WAC, the abbreviation:
(1) "SPI" means the superintendent of public instruction;
(2) "SBE" means the state board of education;
(3) "ESD" means an educational service district;
(4) "DSHS" means the department of social and health services.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.03.030. WSR 87-10-012 (Order 87-4), § 392-100-050, filed 4/28/87.]


Other abbreviations.

As used in Title 392 WAC, the abbreviation:
(1) "FTE" means full-time equivalent;
(2) "LAP" means learning assistance program;
(3) "VTI" means vocational-technical institute.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.03.030. WSR 90-11-027 (Order 90-07), § 392-100-060, filed 5/9/90, effective 6/9/90; WSR 87-10-012 (Order 87-4), § 392-100-060, filed 4/28/87.]


Definition—Low-income student.

As used in Title 392 WAC, "low-income student" means a student whose parent(s) or guardian(s) have an annual income equal to or less than one hundred eighty-five percent of the Income Poverty Guidelines published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services in Federal Register No. 220-91 56FR6859 or as later amended (i.e., the standard adopted by the United States Department of Agriculture for reduced priced meals).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.220.030. WSR 92-03-138 (Order 92-04), § 392-100-100, filed 1/22/92, effective 2/22/92.]


Documentation of low-income eligibility.

For purposes of Title 392 WAC, a student's eligibility as a low-income student shall be documented by either:
(1) A notice of eligibility presented by a parent or guardian of the student indicating that the student is approved for free or reduced priced meals or free milk for the current school year; or
(2) A statement or form signed by a parent or guardian of the student stating that the income of the student's parent(s) or guardian(s) meets the criteria for low-income during the current school year pursuant to WAC 392-100-100.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290. WSR 92-20-062 (Order 92-11), § 392-100-101, filed 10/2/92, effective 11/2/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.220.030. WSR 92-03-138 (Order 92-04), § 392-100-101, filed 1/22/92, effective 2/22/92.]


Confidentiality of low-income eligibility.

School districts shall use information contained in the notice of eligibility or other such forms or statements only to determine low-income status or to compile the number of students that are low-income. School districts may not release information contained in a notice of eligibility or other such forms or statements. School districts may release the number of low-income students so long as the students are not identified. Such information is to be used for state allocations and for statistical purposes.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.220.030. WSR 92-03-138 (Order 92-04), § 392-100-102, filed 1/22/92, effective 2/22/92.]