PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-121-123 Nonstandard school year programs.
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: ALE programs have a different methodology for calculating FTE for apportionment funding than standard school district programs. This WAC change will allow for that methodology to be used for the nonstandard school year reporting.
FTE calculation for summer programs has historically been based upon the actual hours of student attendance. With the changes in programs over the past few years it has been determined that the nonstandard school year should be based upon enrolled time rather than the actual hours served due to the complexity of calculating actual hours.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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