WSR 11-16-097

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed August 2, 2011, 4:14 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Proposed amendments to WAC 180-51-050 High school credit -- Definition.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.230.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The state board of education will be considering amendments to the definition of "high school credit" in WAC 180-51-050 that include, but are not necessarily limited to, removing from the definition the requirement for a high school credit to include one hundred fifty hours of planned instructional activities and instead providing for successful completion of the state learning standards as determined by written school district policy. Additional or other amendments to the high school credit definition may be enacted as a result of the board's review of this rule.

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 any amendments to the existing rule.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Loy McColm, Washington State Board of Education, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail loy.mccolm@k12.wa.us, phone (360) 725-6027, fax (360) 586-2357.

August 2, 2011

Kathe Taylor

Interim Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office