WSR 02-10-009

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed April 19, 2002, 4:37 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-121 WAC, Finance -- General apportionment -- State allocations for school district certificated instructional staff salaries.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290(1).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules implement SB 6823 as passed by the 2002 legislature. Effective for the 2002-03 school year, state allocated salaries for basic education and special education certificated instructional staff will be based on the average training and experience (mix factor) of all certificated instructional staff in the school district. Previously, allocations were based on the average mix factor of basic and special education staff only. Minor housekeeping changes correct section references and keep rules up-to-date.

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Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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, 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 Ross Bunda, (360) 725-6308.

April 17, 2002

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office