WSR 00-05-078

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed February 15, 2000, 3:47 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 180-78A-500 Professional certificate program approval.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed amendment would clarify that only colleges and universities that have approved preparation programs for the residency certificate shall be approved to offer professional certificate programs.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, fax (360) 586-2357, TDD (360) 664-3631. For telephone assistance contact Larry Davis at (360) 753-6715.

February 11, 2000

Larry Davis

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office