PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 180-24-410 and 180-24-415, relating to granting remote and necessary status designation to small school plants in school districts.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Section 502 (d)(e), Part V, chapter 7, Laws of 2001, State Operating Budget Act.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The basic policy of the state board is that the identified factors for decision-making consideration be treated equally, none to have inherently more weight than another. One factor has been given special weight contrary to the underlying policy philosophy.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making, early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 586-2357, TTY (360) 664-3631. For telephone assistance contact Larry Davis at (360) 725-6024.
December 23, 2002