WSR 97-17-023

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[Filed August 11, 1997, 3:59 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-127 WAC, Certificated instructional staff ratio (46:1000) compliance.

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: The 1997-99 Biennial Appropriations Act required that special education certificated instructional staff be included in the calculation of basic education certificated instruction staff mix. The same act did not include special education certificated instructional staff in the K-12 compliance or K-3 enhancement ratios.

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Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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

August 11, 1997

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office