WPF JU 02.0200, Shelter Care Hearing Order
Laws of 2003, ch. 112 enacted RCW 74.13.580, which states:
The department shall work with
the administrative office of the courts to develop protocols to ensure that
educational stability is addressed during the shelter care hearing.
The department and AOC worked together to develop a
protocol. The protocol includes changes to the Shelter Care Hearing Order,
new paragraphs 2.10 (page 2) and 3.14 (page 5). These changes address
education stability for the child. These changes are based upon RCW
74.13.550 and related sections RCW 74.13.560 and .580:
2.10 Education status:
q The child is not of school age.
q The child is presently enrolled in school at
__________________ (name of school and school district).
q If the
child will not remain enrolled in the child’s present school, the reasons for
the transfer to a new school are:
[The form includes additional space for
writing in the reasons.]
q The child needs to be enrolled in school before the next
___________________________________________________ (name/title of person at
DSHS/Supervising Agency) is responsible for timely enrolling the child in
q The person identified
on Student Records Authorization Form as responsible for coordinating
student’s educational information is __________________________________
(name/title of person at DSHS/Supervising Agency).
3.14 q _____________________________ (name of person/title at
DSHS/Supervising Agency) shall timely enroll the child in school.
q ______________________________ (name of person/title at
DSHS/Supervising Agency) shall provide the child’s school with the School
Records Authorization Form.