PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed April 4, 1997, 3:55 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-121 WAC, Basic education funding; chapter 392-134 WAC, Apportionment for part-time public school attendance; and chapter 392-137 WAC, Nonresident attendance.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290, 28A.150.350, 28A.225.230.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To allow claiming of basic education funding for part-time home-based and private school students enrolled in public schools for alternative education. To prescribe the minimum number of minutes in an hour of instruction. To clarify when sports activities may be claimed for basic education funding. To make other clarifications as needed and delete rules determined to be unnecessary.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 sending written comments to Rules Coordinator, Legal Services, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, FAX (360) 753-4201, TDD (360) 664-3631.
Dr. Terry Bergeson