WSR 08-16-024

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed July 28, 2008, 11:43 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules for the development and governance of skills centers.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.245.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The office of superintendent of public instruction shall review and revise the guidelines for skills centers to encourage skill center programs. The new rules will define rules for skills center governance, development of new skills centers, satellite and branch campuses and capital projects.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The office of superintendent of public instruction will work in cooperation with the workforce training and education coordinating board, skills centers directors, and school administrators to review and revise the rules.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting John Aultman, assistant superintendent, career and college readiness, john.aultman@k12.wa.us, (360) 725-6256; or Brian Jeffries, graduation policy director, governmental relations, brian.jeffries@k12.wa.us, (360) 725-6508.

July 21, 2008

Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office