WSR 09-23-115

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed November 18, 2009, 9:55 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 180-18-040 Waivers from minimum one hundred eighty-day school year requirement and student-to-teacher ratio requirement and 180-18-050 Procedure to obtain waiver, as a part of a periodic review of its rules that may include updating references to RCWs and possible changes to the procedure to apply for a waiver.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.305.140 and 28A.655.180.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amending WAC 180-18-040 Waivers from minimum one hundred eighty-day school year requirement and student-to-teacher ratio requirement and 180-18-050 Procedure to obtain waiver, as a part of a periodic review of its rules that may include updating references to RCWs and possible changes to the procedure to apply for a waiver.

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) 725-6025, fax (360) 586-2357.

November 4, 2009

Edith W. Harding

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office