PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-140-950 through 392-140-967, Finance -- Special allocations -- Learning improvement days.
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: This amendment reduces the number of state-funded learning improvement days from two to one for the 2009-10 school year and thereafter, pursuant to section 503(7) of the 2009-11 state Biennial Operating Appropriations Act, ESHB 1244. A "housekeeping" update adds program 34, middle school career and technical education -- state, to the programs where funding for learning improvement days applies.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 Ross Bunda, (360) 725-6308.
May 14, 2009
Randy I. Dorn
State Superintendent of