WSR 08-19-047

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed September 11, 2008, 11:54 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-340 WAC, School district organization.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.525.020 Duties of superintendent of public instruction.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: 2008 legislation requires changes to be made to chapter 392-340 WAC. In an effort to quickly enact up-to-date WACs, we previously made changes to the chapter via the emergency rule process and are now following the requirements of going through the entire rule-making process.

Process for Developing New Rule: The office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, OSPI will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Scott Black, Program Development Manager, P.O. Box 47200, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 586-3946, e-mail scott.black@k12.wa.us, phone (360) 725-6268.

August 12, 2008

Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office