WSR 08-07-053

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed March 14, 2008, 11:41 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-142 WAC, Replacement and depreciation allocation.

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: The 2005 Washington state legislature allowed the office of the superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) to use a two-year transition system for migration of the school bus replacement system to a model based on a five-year average of school bus prices. The current WAC language refers to this transition process. As of September 2007, that transition no longer exists. Removing the language referring to the transition process will result in improved clarity.

Process for Developing New Rule:

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, OSPI, Pupil Transportation, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, phone (360) 725-6120, fax (360) 586-6124, e-mail allan.jones@k12.wa.us.

March 14, 2008

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office