WSR 10-15-029

PROPOSED RULES

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed July 13, 2010, 11:16 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 10-07-075.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 392-169-033 Institution of higher education -- Definition.

Hearing Location(s): Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Old Capitol Building, 600 South Washington, Olympia, WA, on August 25, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 25, 2010.

Submit Written Comments to: Becky McLean, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, e-mail becky.mclean@k12.wa.us, fax (360) 664-3683, by August 24, 2010.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kristin Collins by August 24, 2010, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6270.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The definition of institution of higher education should be revised to include public tribal colleges, The Evergreen State College and community colleges in Idaho and Oregon.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The definition of institution of higher education should be revised to align with RCW 28A.600.300 and 28A.600.385.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.150.290.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Office of superintendent of public instruction, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Becky McLean, Old Capitol Building, 600 South Washington, Olympia, WA, (360) 725-6306; Implementation: Calvin W. Brodie, Old Capitol Building, 600 South Washington, Olympia, WA, (360) 725-6301; and Enforcement: Shawn Lewis, Old Capitol Building, 600 South Washington, Olympia, WA, (360) 725-6292.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328.

July 8, 2010

Randy Dorn

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

OTS-3404.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 95-02, filed 4/14/95, effective 5/15/95)

WAC 392-169-033   Institution of higher education -- Definition.   As used in this chapter, the term "institution of higher education" means:

(1) A Washington community college established under chapter 28B.50 RCW;

(2) A Washington technical college established under chapter 28B.50 RCW;

(3) Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University ((and)), Washington State University, and The Evergreen State College if:

(a) The university has decided to participate in the running start program; and

(b) The board of directors of the school district through which an eligible student seeks to obtain running start program high school credit has decided to participate in the universities' running start program.

(4) A public tribal college located in Washington and accredited by the northwest commission on colleges and universities or another accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education pursuant to RCW 28A.600.300.

(5) Community colleges in Idaho or Oregon pursuant to RCW 28A.600.385.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.300.390, 28A.150.260 and 28A.150.290. 95-09-042 (Order 95-02), 392-169-033, filed 4/14/95, effective 5/15/95.]

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