WSR 02-20-032

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed September 23, 2002, 4:09 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-136 WAC, Finance -- Conversion of accumulated sick leave.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.400.210 for school districts.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revision of the WAC is needed to address the effect of changes in law made by the legislature during the 2001 and 2000 sessions. Rule revision is needed to address sick leave cash out for employees returning to work pursuant to the retire/rehire legislation and those employees returning after termination and cash out.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Retirement Systems.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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, 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 Petrea Stoddard, (360) 725-6303.

September 20, 2002

Tom J. Kelly

for Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office