PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Recommended changes to WAC 392-410-315 Equivalency course of study, credit for work based learning.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Clarification of existing requirements to support improved student learning and safety, liability and accountability for all stakeholders to:
• Ensure that all students are able to access work-based learning.
• Better differentiate and define terms used in the current WAC language.
• Update alignment with related policies and state agencies.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Department of Education; United States Department of Labor; Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Washington state [department of] labor and industries; Washington state insurance commission [commissioner]; and Washington state department of health (local entities).
Process for Developing New Rule: Revision of existing WAC through a state-wide committee commissioned by the office of superintendent of public instruction.
April 26, 2007
Dr. Terry Bergeson