Still no movement on the budget in Olympia. To summarize, maintenance level funding for FYs 2014 and 2015 has been calculated to be $19,083,000. The various proposals from the Governor and the Legislature hover around that number, with none being less than that amount. As soon as we hear anything substantive, we will let you know.
Meanwhile, our major goal of enactment of the revised Washington Administrative Code (WAC) for the Highly Capable Program has been accomplished and the new WACs approved and published. They are available here. These are the rules with which your local district must comply in implementing Highly Capable as part of Basic Education.
If you are interested in how OSPI will interpret and enforce the new WAC, there are two webinars you can participate in. I’ve copied this from a forwarded email so if the links don’t work, go here to sign up.
Highly Capable Program and Basic Education WAC 392-170 Changes
Find out what you need to know about the changes to WAC 392-170—Special Service Program—Highly Capable Students—background information for why the changes were made, overview of new and repealed sections of the WAC, and details about amendments to specific sections which are consistent with the RCW 28A.185—Highly Capable Students, effective September 2011, which finds that for highly capable students, access to accelerated learning and enhanced instruction is access to a basic education.
Register for a session now by clicking a date below:
Wed, May 1, 2013 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
Wed, May 1, 2013 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM PDT
Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.
Direct questions to Kristina Johnstone, Highly Capable Program Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 725-4991.