Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-09-094.
Title of Rule: Adopt new chapter 132Q-02 WAC.
Purpose: New sections WAC 132Q-02-010 Definitions, 132Q-02-020 Purpose for adoption of student rules, 132Q-02-030 Jurisdiction, 132Q-02-040 Student misconduct, 132Q-02-050 Academic dishonesty, 132Q-02-060 Classroom conduct/learning environment, 132Q-02-070 Authority to suspend, 132Q-02-080 Conduct at college functions, 132Q-02-090 Other punishable acts, 132Q-02-100 Hazing, 132Q-02-110 Disciplinary actions, 132Q-02-120 Delegation of disciplinary authority, 132Q-02-130 Due process, 132Q-02-140 Initiation of disciplinary action, 132Q-02-150 Composition of college disciplinary committee, 132Q-02-160 Evidence admissible in proceedings, 132Q-02-170 Appeal of disciplinary actions, 132Q-02-180 Reporting, recording and maintenance of disciplinary records, 132Q-02-190 College disciplinary committee proceedings, 132Q-02-200 Brief disciplinary proceedings, 132Q-02-210 Conduct at disciplinary proceedings, 132Q-02-220 Decision of the college disciplinary committee, 132Q-02-230 Final decision regarding appeal of disciplinary committee action, 132Q-02-240 Readmission after suspension, 132Q-02-250 Emergency authority of campus president, 132Q-02-260 Purpose of immediate summary suspension rules, 132Q-02-270 Initiation of immediate summary suspension proceedings, 132Q-02-280 Notice of immediate summary suspension proceedings, 132Q-02-290 Procedures of immediate summary suspension proceedings, 132Q-02-300 Decision by vice president, 132Q-02-310 Notice of immediate summary suspension, 132Q-02-320 Failure to appear, 132Q-02-330 Appeal of immediate summary suspension, 132Q-02-340 Immediate summary suspension proceedings not duplicative, 132Q-02-350 Confidentiality of student records, 132Q-02-360 Education records, 132Q-02-370 Records requests and appeals, 132Q-02-380 Release of personally-identifiable records, 132Q-02-390 College records, 132Q-02-400 Records committee, 132Q-02-410 Eligibility for clinical programs, 132Q-02-420 Grounds for athletic ineligibility, 132Q-02-430 Right to brief adjudicative procedure -- Athletics, 132Q-02-440 Brief adjudicative procedure -- Athletics, and 132Q-02-450 Brief adjudicative decision -- Athletics, to consolidate student rules into one chapter.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.50.140.
Statute Being Implemented: None.
Summary: To update district rules regulating student conduct, suspension and dismissal procedures.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: To improve district efficiency.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Connie Stafford Sherman, 501 North Riverpoint Boulevard, P.O. Box 6000, (509) 434-5060.
Name of Proponent: Community Colleges of Spokane, public.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The proposed changes primarily are for housekeeping purposes and district efficiency. Rules repealed are now consolidated in student rights and responsibilities and general campus conduct chapters to create ease of reading and understanding. Various other changes include updating terminology and procedural changes.
Proposal does not change existing rules. The proposal changes do not affect any current rule in substantive manner. Changes are primarily for housekeeping purposes and clarification.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not required.
RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. Rules are primarily for internal district operation and are not subject to violation by a nongovernment party.
Hearing Location: 2000 North Greene Street, Spokane, WA 99217, on August 19, 2003, at 8:30 a.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Connie Stafford Sherman by August 8, 2003.
Submit Written Comments to: Connie Stafford Sherman, 501 North Riverpoint Boulevard, P.O. Box 6000, Mailstop 1002, Spokane, WA 99217-6000, fax (509) 434-5025, by August 8, 2003.
Date of Intended Adoption: August 19, 2003.
June 12, 2003
Connie Stafford Sherman
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 03-14 issue of the Register.