WSR 98-21-020




[Filed October 13, 1998, 10:31 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Alternative learning experience requirements, WAC 392-121-182.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290, 28A.150.350, 28A.150.250.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To revise current rules in order to increase accountability for alternative learning, increase flexibility for distance learning and part-time enrollment, align alternative learning more closely to education reform, and integrate the 1997 law allowing contracting for alternative education.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 753-4201, TDD (360) 664-3631. For telephone assistance contact Calvin W. Brodie, (360) 664-2117.

October 7, 1998

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction