WSR 06-09-055

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed April 17, 2006, 11:41 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-121-200 through 392-121-299, Finance -- General apportionment -- Certificated instructional staff.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290(1).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rule changes are needed to implement legislation in 2005 which changed the governance of K-12 education and realigned the powers and duties of the state board of education and the professional educator standards board. References to rules regarding the certification and continuing education of certificated instructional staff are updated from Title 180 WAC under the state board of education to Title 181 WAC under the professional educator standards board.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 contacting Ross Bunda, (360) 725-6308.

April 10, 2006

Marty Daybell

for Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office