WSR 02-15-151

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed July 22, 2002, 4:17 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-140-900 through 392-140-913, Finance -- Special allocations -- K-4 staff enhancement.

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: Rule changes are needed to implement language in the 2002 supplemental operating budget. These changes will provide for the correct determination of the district's state-funded K-4 certificated instructional staffing ratio.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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.

July 19, 2002

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office