PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed May 21, 2019, 2:48 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-141 WAC, Transportation—State allocation for operations.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Districts received a one-time legislative salary and benefit increase included in the transportation operations allocation for the 2018-19 school year to reflect the compensation increase with the passage of E2SSB 6362. Districts may not have time to utilize the increase in funds and may face recovery of transportation funds not expended. A new section to WAC 392-141-410 would allow a one year only carryover of unspent funds for the 2019-20 school year to prevent the recovery of 2018-19 allocation.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 Patti Enbody, Director, Student Transportation, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, phone 360-725-6122, TTY 360-664-3631, email email@example.com, web site www.k12.wa.us/transportation.
May 21, 2019
Chris P. S. Reykdal
of Public Instruction