PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed January 22, 2019, 1:19 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-725 WAC, College in the high school programs.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.600.290
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) is considering amending chapter 392-725 WAC to clarify provisions of the college in the high school (CHS) program that would explicitly define "college in the high school program," explain the process for colleges to regain eligibility to offer a CHS program after being held accountable for unmet program standards, modify a high school faculty standard pertaining to instructor participation in annual professional development, and add language from WAC 180-51-050 to the explanation of conferring high school credit.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: WAC 392-725-005 requires that changes to chapter 392-725 WAC be done by joint agreement with OSPI, the state board of [for] community and technical colleges, the Washington student achievement council, and an organization representing the interest of the public baccalaureate institutions. The College of Presidents will be the organization that will represent the public baccalaureate institutions. OSPI staff has collaborated with appropriate members of all these agencies, as well as a representative from the Association of Washington School Principals, to work on the proposed revisions to chapter 392-725 WAC.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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, Assistant Director for Policy, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA, phone 360-725-6630, TTY 360-664-3631, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web site k12.wa.us; or Kim Reykdal, Supervisor for School Counseling, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA, phone 360-725-6168, TTY 360-664-3631, email email@example.com, web site k12.wa.us.
January 22, 2019
Chris P. S. Reykdal
of Public Instruction