WSR 02-18-116

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed September 4, 2002, 11:37 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-170 WAC, Special service program -- Highly capable students.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 28A.185 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Additional requirements for program accountability and program monitoring were added by legislation, chapter 234, Laws of 2002, EHB 2748. The additions to chapter 392-170 WAC reflect these requirements.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 Gayle Pauley, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200.

Send 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, TTY (360) 664-3631. For telephone assistance contact Gayle Pauley, (360) 725-6100.

August 30, 2002

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office