PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
[Filed September 25, 1998, 11:10 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 180-51 WAC, High school graduation requirements; and chapter 180-18 WAC, Waivers for restructuring purposes.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.230.090, 28A.305.140, 28A.600.010, and 28A.630.945.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Provide school districts and high schools a waiver option from credit based graduation requirements to support performance-based education.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 sending written comments to Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, fax (360) 586-2357, TDD (360) 664-3631. For telephone assistance contact Larry Davis, at (360) 753-6715.
September 23, 1998