WSR 08-16-098

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY


[ Filed August 5, 2008, 9:29 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Update rules regarding access to student education records and the process for seeking amendments to such records. Includes amendments to WAC 504-21-030, 504-21-040, 504-21-050, 504-21-060, and 504-21-080.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.30.150.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are required to ensure compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended. The rules are updated to accommodate administrative and location changes and to allow for student requests to dispute and seek amendment to student education records.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Department of Education; university rules will be in conformance with FERPA.

Process for Developing New Rule: Reviewed internally at many levels before proposal.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ralph Jenks, P.O. Box 641225, Pullman, WA 99164-1225, phone (509) 335-2005, fax (509) 335-3969, and e-mail jenks@wsu.edu. A public hearing will be held to permit comment to all proposed rules and revisions. There will be an opportunity to provide written comments to the proposed rules.

August 5, 2008

Ralph T. Jenks, Director

Office of Procedures,

Records, and Forms and the

University Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office