PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed November 6, 2018, 8:34 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amend or repeal of the office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) rules in chapter 392-501 WAC regarding required action districts and in collaboration between OSPI and the state board of education.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.657.020
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Required action district (RAD) process and rules provide, per statute, additional supports to districts and schools with persistent challenges in demonstrating progress in improving outcomes for students. The RAD process was originally designed under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which has since been reauthorized as the Every Child Succeeds Act. Some changes to RAD are required to align the state-directed RAD process with the new federally required accountability framework.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The state board of education also regulates this subject. The board has filed a preproposal statement of inquiry to provide notice of its intent to engage in rule making regarding this subject. OSPI and board staff are engaged in a collaborative effort to improve the RAD process, and the agencies' respective rule making will reflect the outcomes of that collaboration.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 Katherine Mahoney, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, phone 360-725-6033, TTY 360-664-3631, email Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org, web site www.k12.wa.us.
November 5, 2018
Chris P. S. Reykdal
of Public Instruction