WSR 97-20-079

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[Filed September 26, 1997, 3:24 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-140 WAC, Finance, special allocations--Allocations of special education safety net funding.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290 and section 507(8), chapter 149, Laws of 1997.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To update policies and procedures for school district special education safety net applications and awards for the 1997-98 school year.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United States Department of Education regulates federal discretionary money used for safety net awards for high cost individual students.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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

September 25, 1997

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office