WSR 16-09-104
[Filed April 19, 2016, 2:02 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapters 392-162, 392-122 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.165.075, 28A.150.290.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Update WAC to:
(1) Clarify the ways a district could meet the requirement for districts to focus first on address[ing] the needs of students in grades kindergarten through four (k-4) who are deficient in reading or reading readiness skills to improve reading literacy.
(2) Reflect that learning assistance program (LAP) funds may be coordinated with schoolwide Title I, Part A funds to meet the k-4 literacy focus.
(3) Make clear failure to report LAP CEDARS data or timely completion of the annual report may result in delay of LAP apportionment funds.
(4) Align with passage for ESHB [4SHB] 1541, section 803.
(5) Housekeeping to consolidate several WAC and update terms.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 Paula Moore, Director, Title I, Part A, LAP and Consolidated Program Review, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, office (360) 725-6100,
April 19, 2016
Randy Dorn
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction