PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed April 21, 2021, 10:16 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-121-249 through 392-121-299, Finance—General apportionment, certificated instructional staff.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) is considering rule revisions regarding data collection requirements on the S-275 school personnel report after the 2018 Washington legislature made significant changes to how school districts are funded and how educators are compensated. The Washington legislature no longer provides funding to school districts for teacher salary and benefits tied to their education level (degree and credits) and certificated years of experience. Rule revisions are needed to implement those changes while continuing to collect S-275 education and experience data as needed.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 Ross Bunda, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, phone 360-725-6308, fax 360-753-4201. TTY 360-664-3631, email email@example.com, website k12.wa.us.
April 21, 2021
Chris P. S. Reykdal
of Public Instruction