PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-137-115 Student residence -- Definition.
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: The office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) has always instructed districts what a student residence means, but we have not put parameters on when residence is established.
To align with WAC 392-121-108(1), which instructs districts to not count a student who is absent for more than twenty days, we are proposing to set the standard of residency to be if the student is expected to stay within the district for more than twenty days, they may be determined to be a resident.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 Becky McLean, OSPI Enrollment Reporting Supervisor, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA, (360) 725-6306.
February 18, 2010