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WAC 392-700-155

Annual reporting calendar.

(1) For programs operated by districts, tribal compact schools, charter schools or agencies and for below one hundred level classes offered in a college-operated program, the following requirements will be met in relation to the school calendar:
(a) A school year begins September 1st and ends August 31st.
(b) The program will provide the reporting district, tribal compact school, or charter school a calendar of the school year prior to the beginning of the program's start date for that school year.
(c) The school year calendar must meet the following criteria:
(i) The specific planned days of instruction will be identified; and
(ii) There must be a minimum of ten instructional months.
(d) The number of hours of instruction as defined in WAC 392-700-065 must meet the following criteria:
(i) The calculation for standard instructional day may not exceed six hours per day even when instruction is provided for more than six hours per day; and
(ii) The standard instructional day may not be less than two hours per day.
(e) The total planned hours of instruction for the school year:
(i) Is the sum of the instructional hours for all instructional months of the school year; and
(ii) Prior to the 2018-19 school year, must have at a minimum of nine hundred planned hours of instruction for the school year. Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, must have at a minimum of one thousand planned hours of instruction for the school year.
(2) For programs operated by colleges and for college level classes, the school year calendar shall meet the following criteria:
(a) The specific planned days of instruction will be identified; and
(b) There must be a minimum of ten instructional months.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.175.010 and 28A.175.115. WSR 18-17-031, § 392-700-155, filed 8/6/18, effective 9/6/18; WSR 17-01-125, § 392-700-155, filed 12/20/16, effective 1/20/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.175.100. WSR 15-15-115, § 392-700-155, filed 7/16/15, effective 8/16/15; WSR 14-22-073, § 392-700-155, filed 11/3/14, effective 12/4/14; WSR 13-13-005, § 392-700-155, filed 6/6/13, effective 7/7/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.175.100 and 2010 c 20. WSR 11-17-045, § 392-700-155, filed 8/11/11, effective 9/11/11.]
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