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PDFWAC 392-600-020

Skill center interdistrict cooperative agreements.

An interdistrict cooperative agreement, as defined in WAC 392-600-010, shall include and set forth the following:
(1) The administration of the school facility and of the program or services to be offered;
(2) The estimated number of students to be served from each district;
(3) The estimated amount of any operating costs of the program that are not funded from state or federal sources and the method of sharing the unfunded costs;
(4) Financial terms by which each participating district will share in the cost of construction or modernization and operation of school facilities to comply with WAC 392-347-023;
(5) Terms by which the skill center may be dissolved in accordance with the provisions for dissolution of skill centers as outlined in WAC 392-600-120;
(6) Duration of the interdistrict cooperative agreement:
(a) The initial interdistrict cooperative agreement must be a minimum of ten years;
(b) The minimum period of operation prior to dissolution consideration must be in accordance with the provisions for dissolution of skill centers as outlined in WAC 392-600-120;
(c) The renewal or amendments to agreements shall be submitted for approval of the superintendent of public instruction, career and technical education.
(7) Ownership of all capital equipment and skill center facilities;
(8) Distribution of assets and liabilities or the payments to be made to the participating districts;
(9) Relationship and governance structure of branch campuses, if applicable;
(10) Responsibilities for services to be provided by participating school districts directly to the skill center. These shall include, but are not limited to:
(a) Transportation;
(b) Special education;
(c) Other noncore skill center needs of the student.
(11) Programs eligible for consideration and approval by OSPI shall be:
(a) Voluntary student enrollment;
(b) Tuition-free;
(c) Necessary for the express purpose of:
(i) Providing educational programs not otherwise available;
(ii) Avoiding unnecessary duplications of specialized or unusually expensive programs and facilities.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.245.030. WSR 10-04-010, ยง 392-600-020, filed 1/22/10, effective 2/22/10.]
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