WSR 16-03-079
[Filed January 20, 2016, 9:24 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Full-day kindergarten rules (WAC 392-122-420, 392-122-423, 392-122-424, and 392-122-425) are being amended. This change would allow schools to offer state funded full-day kindergarten to only a portion of their students, because they lack classroom space to offer full-day instruction to all kindergarten students. Current law requires schools to offer state funded full-day kindergarten, if accepted by the district, to all students in the school.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290, 28A.150.315.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Without these rules, a portion of kindergarten students who otherwise would be benefiting from state funded full-day kindergarten, would not benefit from the additional state funded instructional hours. These changes are required to ensure that the maximum possible amount of students are offered full-day kindergarten services in 2016-17.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 T. J. Kelly, phone (360) 725-6301, fax (360) 664-3683, [].
January 19, 2016
Randy Dorn
Superintendent of
Public Instruction