PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Calculation of full-time equivalent students for vocational programs, WAC 392-121-138.
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: The legislature passed SSHB 1906 which provides for middle school/junior high school programs. The current WAC only talks of the full-time equivalent enrollment in vocational secondary programs. The WAC is being modified by taking out the word secondary so that it will apply to all education levels.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 Mitch Thompson, OSIP Enrollment Supervisor, (360) 725-6306, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA.
August 17, 2007
Dr. Terry Bergeson