74.13.550  <<  74.13.560 >>   74.13.570

Educational continuityProtocol development. (Effective until September 1, 2018.)

The administrative regions of the department shall develop protocols with the respective school districts in their regions specifying specific strategies for communication, coordination, and collaboration regarding the status and progress of foster children placed in the region, in order to maximize the educational continuity and achievement for foster children. The protocols shall include methods to assure effective sharing of information consistent with RCW 28A.225.330.

NOTES:

FindingsIntent2003 c 112: See note following RCW 74.13.550.

Educational continuityProtocol development. (Effective September 1, 2018.)

(1) The administrative regions of the department shall, in collaboration with school districts within their region as required by RCW 28A.225.360, develop protocols specifying specific strategies for communication, coordination, and collaboration regarding the status and progress of children in out-of-home care placed in the region. The purpose of the protocols is to maximize the educational continuity and achievement for children in out-of-home care. The protocols must include methods to assure effective sharing of information, consistent with RCW 28A.225.330.
(2) The protocols required by this section must also include protocols for making best interest determinations for students in out-of-home care that comply with RCW 28A.225.350. The protocols for making best interest determinations for students in out-of-home care must be implemented before changing the school placement of a student.
(3) For the purposes of this section, "out-of-home care" has the same meaning as in RCW 13.34.030.

NOTES:

Reviser's note: This section was amended by 2018 c 139 § 4 and by 2018 c 284 § 59, each without reference to the other. Both amendments are incorporated in the publication of this section under RCW 1.12.025(2). For rule of construction, see RCW 1.12.025(1).
Effective date2018 c 139: See note following RCW 28A.225.350.
FindingsIntent2003 c 112: See note following RCW 74.13.550.
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