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Policy 3114

Part-Time, Home-Based, or Off-Campus Students

Part-time students are permitted to enroll and receive ancillary services, provided that such students are otherwise eligible for full time enrollment in the school district and such courses or services are not available in the student’s private school or an approved extension thereof. Parttime status also includes: any student, not enrolled in a private school, who is receiving homebased instruction and taking courses at or receiving ancillary services from the district or both, or any student involved in an approved work training program.

Home-based instruction shall consist of instructional and related educational activities, including the basic skills of occupational education, science, mathematics, language, social studies, history, health, reading, writing, spelling, and the development of an appreciation of art and music. Such instruction shall be equivalent, as liberally construed, to the total annual program hours per grade level as established for public schools.

Home-based instruction may be provided by a parent who has filed a declaration of intent with the superintendent by September 15, or within two (2) weeks of the beginning of any quarter, trimester or semester. Parents may file their declaration of intent with the school district in which they reside or in a school district that has accepted their student pursuant to RCW 28A.225.225, Choice. All decisions relating to philosophy or doctrine, selection of books, teaching materials and curriculum, and methods, timing, place, and provision for the evaluation of home-based instruction shall be the responsibility of the parent. Failure of a parent to comply with the standards as specified in the law shall constitute a violation of the compulsory attendance law.

A student may be enrolled in an off-campus instruction program provided that such experiences have been approved by the superintendent, or designee.

All students (full-time or part-time) are expected to be in class according to their schedule during the school day. Since part-time students do not participate in a full schedule, they will need to arrive at school just before class starts and leave school immediately after class ends because there is no planned supervision other than what is provided in the schedule. The exception for this is if a part-time student is participating in the first period of the day, there is not arrival expectation that is different than full-time students, or if the part-time student is participating in the last period of the day, there is not departure expectation that is different than full-time students.

Legal References:
RCW 28A.225.220 Adults, children from other districts, agreements for attending school — Tuition
28A.225.225 Applications to attend nonresident district
28A.195.010 Private schools — Extension programs for parents to teach children in their custody — Scope of state control — Generally
28A.225.010 Attendance mandatory — Age — Persons having custody shall cause child to attend public school — Exceptions
28A.200.010 Home-based instruction — Duties of parents
28A.200.020 Home-based instruction — Certain decisions responsibility of parent
RCW 28A.150.350 Part-time students — Defined — Enrollment authorized — Reimbursement for costs–Funding authority recognition–Rules
WAC 392-121-182 Enrollment time credit-off-campus — Alternative Learning Experiences — Study time off-campus Instruction Requirements
392-134-010 Attendance rights of part-time public school students



La Center School District Adoption Date: March 27th, 2007