WSR 11-18-042

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed August 31, 2011, 9:16 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendments to chapter 392-502 WAC, On-line learning -- Approval of multidistrict on-line providers.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.250.020.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 28A.250 RCW was amended by the 2011 legislature in ESHB 2065. This legislation contained several provisions that impact chapter 392-502 WAC, necessitating amendments to that rule. Among other things, ESHB 2065 expanded the scope of the on-line provider approval process to include single district on-line programs in addition to multidistrict providers. As a result, the rules need modification to accommodate this change. The revised rule will also include several updates to the rule based on two years of operational knowledge gained in conducting approval of multidistrict on-line providers.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and considerations of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 Karl Nelson, Director, Digital Learning Department, (206) 616-9940, karl.nelson@k12.wa.us, 4507 University Way N.E., Suite 204, Seattle, WA 98105.

August 31, 2011

Randy Dorn

State Superintendent

of Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office