WSR 08-09-149

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed April 23, 2008, 10:53 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Special, unavoidable circumstance appeals, WAC 392-501-600.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.655.061, 28A.655.065, and 28A.155.045.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Certain students of the 2008 graduating class may be negatively impacted by existing rules within the affected WAC. Emergency rule adoption ensures that these students can access alternatives to the state graduation requirements that are more relevant to their specific situation.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency has used emergency enactment to address students impacted this school year and wish to pursue formal proceedings to allow permanent adoption.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Joe Willhoft, (W) (360) 725-6336, (F) (360) 664-0494, joe.willhoft@k12.wa.us; Brian Jeffries, (W) (360) 725-6508, (F) (360) 664-3683, brian.jeffries@k12.wa.us; Catherine Taylor, (W) (360) 725-6061, (F) (360) 725-6332, catherine.taylor@k12.wa.us; or Mike Middleton, (W) (360) 725-6434, (F) (360) 725-6333, michael.middleton@k12.wa.us.

April 17, 2008

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office