WSR 07-18-045

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

LOWER COLUMBIA COLLEGE


[ Filed August 29, 2007, 3:19 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Adopting new student code of conduct, repealing former student conduct code.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.50.140.

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

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Education - student rights under FERPA; state and local law enforcement.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Mary L. Harding, Vice-President for Student Success, (360) 442-2301 or mharding@lowercolumbia.edu. All receive mail at P.O. Box 3010, 1600 Maple Street, Longview, WA 98632. District board of trustees meetings, (360) 442-2100.

August 29, 2007

J. McLaughlin, President

Vice-President for Student Success

Washington State Code Reviser's Office