Wash. Admin. Code § 392-172A-04090 - Approval of nonpublic agencies

(1) The school district shall notify the special education division of the OSPI, in writing, of their intent to serve a student through contract with a nonpublic agency.
(2) The school district and the nonpublic agency will review the requirements for approval and complete the application for nonpublic agency approval. In addition, the school district shall conduct an on-site visit of the nonpublic agency.
(3) Upon review of the completed application which includes the results of the on-site visit, the OSPI may conduct an independent on-site visit, if appropriate, and will determine whether the application will be approved or disapproved.
(4) The OSPI makes information regarding currently approved nonpublic agencies available on its website.
(5) School districts shall ensure that an approved non-public agency is able to provide the services required to meet the unique needs of any student being placed according to the provisions of WAC 392-172A-04080 through 392-172A-04095.
(6) Private schools or facilities located in other states must first be approved by the state education agency of the state in which the educational institution is located to provide FAPE to students referred by school districts. Documentation of the approval shall be provided to OSPI. In the event the other state does not have a formal approval process, the private school or facility shall meet the requirements for approval in this state under the provisions of this chapter.


Wash. Admin. Code § 392-172A-04090
Amended by WSR 21-19-065, Filed 9/14/2021, effective 10/15/2021

Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090 and 34 C.F.R. Part 300. WSR 13-20-034, § 392-172A-04090, filed 9/24/13, effective 10/25/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090, 20 U.S.C. 1400 (c)(12)(C), 20 U.S.C. 1401(3)(A)(i), and 20 U.S.C. 1401(30)(C). WSR 11-06-052, § 392-172A-04090, filed 3/1/11, effective 4/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090(7) and 42 U.S.C. 1400 et. seq. WSR 07-14-078, § 392-172A-04090, filed 6/29/07, effective 7/30/07. WSR 13-20-001, § 392-172A-04090, filed 9/18/2013, effective 10/19/2013

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