PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 180-50 WAC, Courses of study and equivalencies; chapter 180-51 WAC, High school graduation requirements; chapter 180-52 WAC, Parents' rights regarding pupil testing and record keeping; chapter 180-55 WAC, School accreditation; chapter 180-56 WAC, Secondary education; and chapter 180-87 WAC, Secondary education -- Standardized high school transcript.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.3-5.130 [28A.305.130] (8) and (9), 28A.305.130, 28A.305.130 (6) and (5), 28A.305.220.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To do one or more of the following, as deemed appropriate: Make technical adjustments, clarify existing provisions, repeal unnecessary wording, repeal provisions unsupported by rule-making authority, or provide greater flexibility or discretion to persons or entities subject to the rules.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making ; and early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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, Executive Director, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, (360) 725-6025, fax (360) 586-2357, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Rule changes are conducted at regular meetings of the State Board of Education. Written correspondence should be addressed to "Rules Coordinator" at the address above.
May 31, 2005