(1) A part-time employee of a school district for the purposes of sick leave benefits provided by RCW 28.58.100 (15) (b) is one who is not under contract with the district for a full year. AGO 63-64 No. 98. (2) The provisions of WAC 248-100-170 do not apply to employees of an independent contractor employed by a school district. However, the board of directors, in the exercise of its discretion, may make compliance with the health regulations a condition precedent to the execution of a contract. (3) A school district is expressly authorized by RCW 50.04.200 to make payments to the unemployment compensation fund, the same as employers otherwise covered by the act. (4) School employees hired subsequent to the effective date of the 1963 amendment to RCW 28.58.100 (15) are entitled as a matter of right to the minimum benefits set forth in subsections (a) through (h) of RCW 28.58.100. If these benefits were not granted to such school employees a claim may be made therefor.