WSR 00-18-039

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed August 30, 2000, 3:39 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Elimination of references to Program 94 Instruction Support from OSPI school fiscal rules.

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: Program 94 has been eliminated from the school district account code structure effective for the 2000-2001 school year. Instruction support costs formerly recorded in Program 94 will be recorded in other instructional programs, primarily Program 01 Basic Education. Rule amendments are needed to remove references to Program 94 from three sections of OSPI's rules.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington State Auditor's Office has already approved the elimination of Program 94 and is aware of the changes.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 753-4201, TDD (360) 664-3631. For telephone assistance contact Allen Jones, (360) 753-6708.

August 30, 2000

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office