WSR 08-12-026

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed May 29, 2008, 12:13 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-127-004 through 392-127-112, Finance -- Certificated instructional staff ratio (46:1000) compliance.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290(1).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rule revisions will update the calculation of the K-12 staff ratio compliance for state funding purposes. These revisions will provide a more fair and appropriate methodology to calculate the K-12 staff-per-student ratio compliance for school districts that provide students instruction pursuant to a contract with a college or university.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 Ross Bunda, (360) 725-6308.

May 29, 2008

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office