WSR 06-11-127

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

OF SPOKANE

[ Filed May 22, 2006, 9:47 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Creating a new student code of conduct, repealing the former student code of conduct.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 28B.50 RCW, authorizing college district boards of trustees to oversee college districts.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The current code of conduct is antiquated, unclear and confusing. The district would like to completely overhaul the code to provide more clarity and precision to better serve students and the college personnel that work with the student code of conduct.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Other state college districts and universities regulate this subject for their own students.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study. A district-wide task force involving Spokane Community College, Spokane Falls Community College, the Institute for Extended Learning, and the attorney general's office has been developing a draft of a new code and are presenting it to various district and college committees and groups.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. District board of trustees meetings, district council meetings, Scott Morgan, COO, P.O. Box 6000, Spokane, WA 99217-6000, smorgan@ccs.spokane.edu, (509) 434-5060; or Christine Pearl, COO, P.O. Box 6000, Spokane, WA 99217-6000, cpearl@ccs.spokane.edu, (509) 434-5006.

May 18, 2006

W. Scott Morgan

Chief Operations Officer, CCS

Washington State Code Reviser's Office