WSR 09-06-078

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed March 3, 2009, 11:06 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 180-51-066 Minimum requirements for high school graduation -- Students entering the ninth grade on or after July 1, 2009, to provide for the required mathematic courses a student must take to graduate from high school in the circumstance where a student has completed high school equivalent mathematic courses prior to high school meeting the criteria in RCW 28A.230.090(4) but does not request high school credit for the course.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.230.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: It has been brought to the attention of the Washington state board of education that a student may take a mathematics course before attending high school meeting the criteria set forth in RCW 28A.230.090(4) but elect not to be given high school credit for the course as authorized in the statute. The current version of WAC 180-51-066 requires a student in this situation to repeat the course for credit in high school. Amending WAC 180-51-066 to allow for such a student to take another prescribed mathematics course would eliminate this requirement.

Process for Developing New Rule: The state board of education will hold a public hearing as required by chapter 34.05 RCW soliciting input from stakeholders and other members of the public regarding revisions to the rule.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Brad Burnham, Washington State Board of Education, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail sbe@k12.wa.us, phone (360) 725-6029, fax (360) 586-2357.

March 3, 2009

Edith W. Harding

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office