WSR 97-16-097

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[Filed August 5, 1997, 3:52 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-122 WAC, Finance--Categorical apportionment.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: (1) Repeal outdated sections and language pertaining to special education allocations. (2) Repeal sections pertaining to the fair start program which is no longer funded. (3) To allow carryover for special education allocations as permitted by the legislature. (4) To modify the formula for highly capable students to reflect 2 percent rather than 1-1/2 percent. (5) To make other changes as identified during the rule-making process.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by sending written comments to Rules Coordinator, Legal Services, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, FAX (360) 753-4201, TDD (360) 664-3631. Apportionment and Research, (360) 753-6708.

August 5, 1997

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office