Application deadlines — Review — Approval — Duration of designation. (Expires June 30, 2019.)
(1) Applications to designate innovation schools and innovation zones must be submitted by school district boards of directors to their respective educational service districts by January 6, 2012, to be implemented beginning in the 2012-13 school year. Innovation plans must be able to be implemented without supplemental state funds.
(2) Each educational service district boards of directors shall review applications from within the district using the common criteria developed by the office of the superintendent of public instruction. Each educational service district shall recommend approval by the office of the superintendent of public instruction of no more than three applications from within each educational service district, no fewer than two of which must be focused on A-STEM-related innovations and no more than one of which may focus on other innovations. However, any educational service district with over three hundred fifty thousand full-time equivalent students may recommend approval of no more than ten applications from within the educational service district, no fewer than half of which must be focused on A-STEM-related innovations and no more than half of which may focus on other innovations. At least one of the recommended applications in each educational service district must propose an innovation zone, as long as the application meets the review criteria.
(3) The office of the superintendent of public instruction shall approve the innovation plans of the applicants recommended by the educational service districts. School districts that have applied shall be notified by March 1, 2012, whether they were selected.
(4) Designation of innovation schools and innovation zones under this section shall be for a six-year period, beginning in the 2012-13 school year, unless the designation is revoked in accordance with RCW 28A.630.085.
[2011 c 260 § 3.]
| Findings -- Intent -- 2011 c 260: See note following RCW 28A.630.080.|