PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Update student rights and responsibilities to include definition of alternative learning methods, WAC 495A-121-011; prohibited student conduct, WAC 495A-121-041; and disciplinary student sanctions, WAC 495A-121-044.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.50.140.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule making is to update student rights and responsibilities to include alternative means of learning and technological advances. This proposal will clarify for students prohibited conduct relating to alternative learning and technological equipment.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Bates will notify the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges of this proposed change.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and modified negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Gwen Sailer, Student Services, Bates Technical College, 1101 South Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98405, phone (253) 680-7000, fax (253) 680-7043. Parties interested in the development of these rules may contact Amy Goings at (253) 680-7100 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The public may also participate by providing written comments or giving oral testimony after these rule changes are proposed during the public hearing process.
Date and Location of Public Meetings: Bates Technical College, Downtown Campus Cafeteria, 1101 South Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98405, on Monday, June 30, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Amy Goings no later than ten days before the hearing date, TTY (253) 680-7045 or (253) 680-7100.
April 3, 2003
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