WSR 08-21-049

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed October 9, 2008, 10:47 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-140-973 Finance -- Special allocations -- Salary bonus for teachers and other certificated staff who hold current certification by the national board.

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: This is a "housekeeping" amendment to rule revisions earlier in 2008 regarding the national board bonus. This amendment clarifies the eligibility criteria regarding which schools are deemed challenging, high poverty schools for the 2009-10 school year and thereafter, for purpose of the challenging, high poverty school bonus.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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.

October 9, 2008

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office