WSR 10-12-084

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed June 1, 2010, 9:06 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 180-51-066 Minimum requirements for high school graduation -- Students entering the ninth grade on or after July 1, 2009.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.230.090, 28A.305.215(8).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The state board of education will amend the language of the subsection (1)(b) in order to provide greater flexibility to students. Currently, the rule requires students to successfully complete mathematics courses in a prescribed sequence. The sequence may limit some students' choices or opportunities for course taking. The rule will be amended to permit different sequences of course taking to meet the mathematics credit requirements.

Process for Developing New Rule: The state board of education will hold a public hearing as required by chapter 34.05 RCW soliciting input from stakeholders and other members of the public regarding revisions to the rule.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Brad Burnham, Washington State Board of Education, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail sbe@k12.wa.us, phone (360) 725-6025, fax (360) 586-2357.

May 25, 2010

Edith W. Harding

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office