WSR 02-10-047

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed April 25, 2002, 1:22 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendments to current rules regarding principal preparation and certification would provide a framework to implement a continuum of principal development focused on performance-based leadership standards.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed amendments will establish performance-based leadership standards for principal preparation and professional development thus providing stronger leadership for schools and K-12 students.

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Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 contacting Larry Davis at (360) 725-6024, or send written comments to Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 586-2357, TTY (360) 664-3631.

April 22, 2002

Larry Davis

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office