PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-121-133 Definition -- Annual average full-time equivalent students.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290(1).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Currently the WAC directs school districts to divide student hours by nine hundred to derive the annual average full-time equivalent (AAFTE) for the nonstandard school year reporting and the ancillary services reporting. An AAFTE for the normal school year is seven hundred twenty hours for grades K-3 and nine hundred hours for grades 4-12. The changes to the WAC will instruct districts to divide by seven hundred twenty for grades K-3 and nine hundred for grades 4-12.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 contacting Mitch Thompson, OSPI Enrollment Supervisor, (360) 725-6306, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA.
July 11, 2008
Dr. Terry Bergeson