WSR 08-17-039

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed August 14, 2008, 11:04 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Update WAC 392-410-120 regarding Washington state history and government requirements to meet the new requirements outlined in chapter 190, Laws of 2008 (HB 2781 SL).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 190, Laws of 2008 (HB 2781 SL).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revisions to this WAC will include specific language from HB 2781 SL (chapter 190, Laws of 2008) in order to create rules on the subject matter covered in Washington state history and government. Such rules will require the study of: The constitution of the state of Washington; commerce in Washington state and Washington's place in a global economy; politics, geography, and culture in Washington state. Further, such course is encouraged to include information on the culture, history, and government of the American Indian people who were the first inhabitants of the state. It is also encouraged to include instruction on the meaning and history of the pledge of allegiance within the coursework on Washington state politics.

Process for Developing New Rule: [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 by contacting Caleb Perkins, Program Supervisor, Social Studies/International Education, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, caleb.perkins@k12.wa.us, phone (360) 725-6351; or Kelly Martin, Program Supervisor, LYAC, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, Kelly.Martin@k12.wa.us, phone (360) 725-4461.

August 14, 2008

Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office