WSR 02-10-010

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed April 19, 2002, 4:38 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-121 WAC, Finance -- General apportionment -- Limiting indirect cost charges to state vocational-secondary school programs.

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 a new requirement in the state 2002 supplemental operating budget. Effective for the 2002-03 school year, indirect cost charges to state vocational programs are limited to 15% of the combined basic education and vocational enhancement allocations for vocational students. The effect of this change is to establish a minimum expenditure level for vocational programs. School districts that spend less than the minimum amount face potential recovery of state funding.

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Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 Allen H. Jones, (360) 725-6300.

April 17, 2002

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office