WSR 02-18-049

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE


[ Filed August 28, 2002, 2:59 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Code of student conduct of Skagit Valley College.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: WAC 132D-120-010, RCW 28B.50.140, 88-24-014 (Order 88-01).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To clarify timelines for respondents; to update language in guidelines and sanctions; to update titles of staff references; and these rule changes would clarify current practices.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: FERPA, issues about cooperating with law enforcement definition from RCWs throughout, that affect language used and students' rights under FERPA. Student code of conduct contents comply with FERPA, Washington state.

Process for Developing New Rule: Amending WAC 132D-120-010 to 132D-120-220.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Public hearings will be held on all campus sites (Friday Harbor, Oak Harbor, South Whidbey and Mount Vernon campuses) between May 18 and June 30, 2002. Students have input through student government meetings, campus hearings, and contact with student body officers and the director of student activities and auxiliary services.

March 28, 2002

Linda P. Woiwod

Dean of Enrollment Services

Washington State Code Reviser's Office