WSR 07-12-099

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed June 6, 2007, 11:35 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-121-264 Finance -- General apportionment -- Certificated instructional staff (Definition -- Certificated years of experience).

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: These rule revisions will update guidance on recognizing, for state funding purposes, up to two years experience for educational staff associates (ESAs) for service in nonschool positions. ESAs are certificated instructional staff that are occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, nurses, social workers, counselors, and psychologists. These revisions will implement E2SHB 1432, as passed during the 2007 legislative session.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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.

May 17, 2007

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office