WSR 11-20-067

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed October 3, 2011, 10:33 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Definition of resident full-time student for the purposes of federal forest distribution funds to be implemented in September 2011.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Authority granted to create definition in SSB 5239 section 1(5).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule is necessary to ensure the accurate distribution of federal forest funds, based on resident enrollment. With the increasing popularity of alternative learning experience (ALE) programs across the state, it is necessary to address how these ALE enrolled students are treated with respect to this definition.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Pilot rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting T. J. Kelly, associate director SAFS, office of superintendent of public instruction, (360) 725-6181, thomas.kelly@k12.wa.us.

October 3, 2011

Randy Dorn

State Superintendent

of Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office