Washington Administrative Code
Title 180 - Education, State Board of
Chapter 180-16 - State support of public schools
Section 180-16-220 - Supplemental basic education program approval requirements

Universal Citation: WA Admin Code 180-16-220

Current through Register Vol. 23-06, March 15, 2023

The following requirements are hereby established by the state board of education as related supplemental condition to a school district's entitlement to state basic education allocation funds, as authorized by RCW 28A.150.220(4).

(1) Current and valid certificates. Every school district employee required by WAC 181-79A-140 to possess an education permit, certificate, or credential issued by the superintendent of public instruction for his/her position of employment, shall have a current and valid permit, certificate or credential. In addition, classroom teachers, principals, vice principals, and educational staff associates shall be required to possess endorsements as required by WAC 181-82-105, 181-82-120, and 181-82-125, respectively.

(2) Annual school building approval.

(a) Each school in the district shall be approved annually by the school district board of directors under an approval process determined by the district board of directors.

(b) At a minimum the annual approval shall require each school to have a school improvement plan that is data driven, promotes a positive impact on student learning, and includes a continuous improvement process that shall mean the ongoing process used by a school to monitor, adjust, and update its school improvement plan. For the purpose of this section "positive impact on student learning" shall mean:
(i) Supporting the goal of basic education under RCW 28A.150.210, "...to provide students with the opportunity to become responsible citizens, to contribute to their own economic well-being and to that of their families and communities, and to enjoy productive and satisfying lives...";

(ii) Promoting continuous improvement of student achievement of the state learning goals and essential academic learning requirements; and

(iii) Recognizing nonacademic student learning and growth related, but not limited to: Public speaking, leadership, interpersonal relationship skills, teamwork, self-confidence, and resiliency.

(c) The school improvement plan shall be based on a self-review of the school's program for the purpose of annual building approval by the district. The self-review shall include active participation and input by building staff, students, families, parents, and community members.

(d) The school improvement plan shall address, but is not limited to:
(i) The characteristics of successful schools as identified by the superintendent of public instruction and the educational service districts, including safe and supportive learning environments;

(ii) Educational equity factors such as, but not limited to: Gender, race, ethnicity, culture, language, and physical/mental ability, as these factors relate to having a positive impact on student learning. The state board of education strongly encourages that equity be viewed as giving each student what she or he needs and when and how she or he needs it to reach their achievement potential;

(iii) The use of technology to facilitate instruction and a positive impact on student learning; and

(iv) Parent, family, and community involvement, as these factors relate to having a positive impact on student learning.

(3) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a school improvement plan from focusing on one or more characteristics of effective schools during the ensuing three school years.

(4) School involvement with school improvement assistance under the state accountability system or involvement with school improvement assistance through the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act shall constitute a sufficient school improvement plan for the purposes of this section.

(5) Nonwaiverable requirements. Certification requirements, including endorsements, and the school improvement plan requirements set forth in subsection (2) of this section may not be waived.

Statutory Authority: Chapter 28A.305 RCW, RCW 28A.150.220, 28A.230.090, 28A.310.020, 28A.210.160, and 28A.195.040. 10-23-104, § 180-16-220, filed 11/16/10, effective 12/17/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.220, 28A.305.140, and 28A.305.130. 04-23-008, § 180-16-220, filed 11/4/04, effective 12/5/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.220(4),28A.305.140, and 28A.305.130(6). 04-04-093, § 180-16-220, filed 2/3/04, effective 3/5/04; 02-18-056, § 180-16-220, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/28/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.250, 28A.150.260 and 28A.15.220 [28A.150.220]. 99-10-091, § 180-16-220, filed 5/4/99, effective 6/4/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.58.754(6), 28A.58.085 and 28A.58.090. 90-01-137, § 180-16-220, filed 12/20/89, effective 1/20/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.58.090. 86-20-056 (Order 14-86), § 180-16-220, filed 9/29/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.58.754(6). 86-13-015 (Order 5-86), § 180-16-220, filed 6/10/86; 84-11-043 (Order 2-84), § 180-16-220, filed 5/17/84. Statutory Authority: 28A.04.120 (4). 81-08-026 (Order 1-81), § 180-16-220, filed 3/26/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120. 80-06-093 (Order 7-80), § 180-16-220, filed 5/29/80. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.01.010, 28A.04.120, 28A.41.130, 28A.41.140, 28A.58.754, 28A.58.758, and 1979 ex.s. c 250. 79-10-033 (Order 10-79), § 180-16-220, filed 9/12/79. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.41.130 and 28A.58.754. 78-06-097 (Order 3-78), § 180-16-220, filed 6/5/78.

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