WSR 07-24-014

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed November 27, 2007, 11:40 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: School safety drills.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.320.125.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 180-41 WAC, previously under the auspices of the state board of education, addressed evacuation procedures for K-12 schools, and was repealed in 2006. The 2007 legislature passed SSB 5097, requiring significant changes to evuation [evacuation] and building codes.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington state fire marshal's office (Washington state patrol); Washington state building code council.

Process for Developing New Rule: Legislative requirements of SSB 5097.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Craig D. Apperson, Director, School Safety Center, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6044, fax (360) 664-3573, e-mail craig.apperson@k12.wa.us.

November 26, 2007

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office