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WAC 108-40-150

Termination protocol responsibilities of the transition team.

(1) The transition team may include:
(a) Commission staff;
(b) Charter school board chair or designee;
(c) Lead administrator from the charter school;
(d) Lead finance person from the charter school;
(e) Lead person from the charter school faculty; and
(f) Lead person from the charter school parent organization.
(2) The transition team will develop a closure plan and assign roles.
(3) Within forty-eight hours of a decision to nonrenew, revoke, or terminate a charter school contract, the transition team will notify districts materially impacted by the closure decision with information including:
(a) If the closure decision is being appealed, information of where parties are in process and an estimated timeline for a final decision;
(b) A timeline for final decision;
(c) A copy of the closure letter sent to parents;
(d) A copy of letters sent to school faculty and staff;
(e) Information regarding the school closure process;
(f) Information regarding the plan being developed to ensure an orderly closure process; and
(g) Commission decision-making materials, including:
(i) A resolution to close school; and/or
(ii) A copy of a termination protocol pursuant to RCW 28A.710.210(1).
(4) Within seventy-two hours of a decision to nonrenew, revoke, or terminate a charter school contract, a parent contact list for enrolled students will be created and the transition team will notify parents of the closure decision. A parent contact list may include:
(a) Student name;
(b) Parent name;
(c) Address;
(d) Telephone number; and
(e) Email.
(5) A notification of the closure decision may include:
(a) Notification of the closure decision;
(b) Timeline for transition;
(c) Assurance that instruction will continue through the end of the school year or the date when instruction will cease;
(d) Assurance that parents and students will be assisted in the reassignment process;
(e) Frequently asked questions about the charter closure process; and
(f) Commission and school contact information for parents/guardians with questions.
(6) Within seventy-two hours of a decision to nonrenew, revoke, or terminate a charter school contract, the transition team will create a faculty contact list and notify faculty members of the closure decision. The faculty contact list may contain:
(a) Name;
(b) Position;
(c) Address;
(d) Telephone number; and
(e) Email.
(7) Within five business days of a decision to nonrenew, revoke, or terminate a charter school contract the transition team will develop a closure plan. The closure plan will include responsible persons and written reports concerning:
(a) Reassignment of students;
(b) Return or distribution of assets;
(c) Transfer of student records;
(d) Notification of entities doing business with the school;
(e) The status of the school's finances; and
(f) Submission of all required reports and data to the commission and/or OSPI.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 27A.710.070 [28A.710.070], 27A.710.180 [28A.710.180], 27A.710.190 [28A.710.190], 27A.710.200 [28A.710.200]. WSR 14-12-065, ยง 108-40-150, filed 6/2/14, effective 7/3/14.]
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