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Senate Bill 5289: Exempting Homeschoolers in the Running Start Program from Federal Standards
Senators McAuliffe, Hargrove, Stevens, Regala, Mulliken, Benton
This bill was signed by the Governor on April 21, 2005 and became effective July 24, 2005.
This bill removes a homeschool student who has filed a Declaration of Intent form and is enrolled in the Running Start program from the school district's federal and state accountability reporting requirements. With the passage of Senate Bill 5289 homeschooled students enrolled in the Running Start program are still exempt from the federal accountability/testing requirements.
As passed, Senate Bill 5289 continues to ensure that students who are taught at home under 28A.200 RCW and students attending private schools approved under chapter 28A.195 RCW are not required to meet the student learning goals, obtain a certificate of academic achievement or a certificate of individual achievement to graduate from high school, or to master the essential academic learning requirements. The section of the Revised Code of Washington that has been amended by this bill can be found at 28A.600.310.
|01/19/2005||First reading, referred to Committee on Early Learning, K-12 & Higher Education.|
|02/14/2005||Committee substituted bill and gave do pass recommendation.|
|02/14/2005||Sent to Rules Committee for second reading.|
|03/15/2005||Substitute bill substituted and passed third reading, 45 to 0.|
|03/17/2005||Sent to House, referred to House Education Committee.|
|03/28/2005||House Education Committee gave do pass recommendation.|
|04/01/2005||Sent to House Rules Committee for second reading.|
|04/05/2005||Third reading, passed 95 to 0.|
|04/15/2005||Delivered to Governor.|
|04/21/2005||Signed by Governor.|
Effective date 7/24/2005.
HSLDA was neutral on this bill as it involves public school participation.
No action is necessary.
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