WSR 02-15-028

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed July 10, 2002, 11:49 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: New policy WAC 180-78A-700 Pilot project -- Native American language certification program.

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: Recognize the unique importance of native language to Native American tribes and create a pilot project for the certification of teachers of Native American languages.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

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, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, fax (360) 586-2357, TDD (360) 664-3631, ldavis@ospi.wednet.edu. For telephone assistance, contact Larry Davis at (360) 725-6025.

July 8, 2002

Larry Davis

Washington State Code Reviser's Office