WSR 08-05-030

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed February 12, 2008, 11:39 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Sex education - definition and requirements for providing.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.300.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revision of WAC 392-410-140 go [to] reflect provisions of ESSB 5297 related to newly defined requirements for sexuality education in public schools in Washington state.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: State department of health (DOH) is required to review sexuality education programs for medical and scientific accuracy. DOH staff will review drafting of rules for consistency with agency responsibilities.

Process for Developing New Rule: Other [no further information supplied by agency.]

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication: Notices will be sent to organizations of draft revision and hearing location and date: Legislative caucus staff; Washington Association of School Administrators, Dr. Paul Rosier, prosier@wasa-oly.org; Washington State School Directors Association, Martharose Laffey, http://www.wssda.org; Washington Education Association, Lisa Kodama, lkodama@washingtonea.org; Washington State PTA, Kim Howard, khoward@wastatepta.org; School Nurse Organization of Washington, Donna Burr, burrdonna@yahoo.com; and Principals Associations, Jerry Bender, http://awsp.org. Public hearings to be schedule[d] for draft revisions.

January 8, 2008

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office