PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 180-86-116 Investigative priorities -- Levels of acts or omissions of misconduct.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.410.010 Certification -- State board duty -- Rules and regulations -- Record check -- Lapsed certificates -- Superintendent of public instruction as administrator.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed change will allow two sections in the state superintendent's office the discretionary authority to begin professional practice investigations of alleged misuse of aversive intervention with special needs students and makes such investigations a Level II priority.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 586-2357, TTY (360) 664-3631. For telephone assistance contact Larry Davis at (360) 725-6024.
April 17, 2003