WSR 06-17-036

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed August 8, 2006, 10:02 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-141 WAC, Transportation -- State allocation for operations.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To bring office of superintendent of public instruction rules into alignment with RCW 28A.160.160 (eliminating a one hundred forty-four day program requirement for basic shuttle routes) and to allow the full-time period provided under statue [statute] for the school district annual ridership report.

The revisions will allow school districts to report basic shuttle routes for funding allowed under statute during the 2006-07 school year. This action is in direct response to Recommendation 4 of the joint legislative audit and review committee report on pupil transportation funding study.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Allan J. Jones, Director, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Pupil Transportation and Traffic Safety Education, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, (360) 725-6120, ajjones@ospi.wednet.edu.

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office