4320 Cooperative Programs with Other Districts, Public Agencies, Private Schools & Daycare

  • Whenever it appears to the economic, administrative and educational advantage of the district to participate in cooperative programs with other units of local government, the superintendent will prepare and present for the board's consideration an analysis of each cooperative proposal. Cooperative programs between two or more small school districts will not affect the small school factor of participating schools.

    Cooperative agreements will comply with the requirements of the Interlocal Cooperation Act, with assurances that all parties to the agreement have the legal authority to engage in the activities contemplated by the agreement.

    Private and Parochial Schools and Daycare Agencies

    The district will cooperate with private and parochial schools, including day care agencies, both in federally assisted programs and in other aspects of district operations in ways that are permitted by law. The primary obligation of the district will be to its students, and such cooperation will not interfere with or diminish the quality of services offered to its students.

    Legal References:
    RCW  28A.150.350                  Part-time students – Defined – Enrollment authorized – Reimbursement for costs – Funding authority recognition – Rules, regulations
    RCW 28A.160.120                   Agreements with other governmental entities for transportation of public or other noncommon school purposes – Limitations
    Chapter 28A.205 RCW         Education Centers
    RCW  28A.225.250                 Compulsory School Attendance and Admission – Cooperative programs among school districts – Rules
    RCW  28A.235.120                 Meal Programs  – Establishment and operation – Personnel – Agreement
    RCW 39.34                                Interlocal Cooperation Act
    RCW 48.62                                Local Government Insurance
    WAC 392‑135                           Finances – Interdistrict Cooperation Programs

    ADOPTED:  10/22/1992
    REVISED: 11/24/98; 02/23/12