PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapters 180-16 and 180-18 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.220(4), 28A.304.140, and 28A.655.180(1).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To do one or more of the following, as deemed appropriate: Make technical adjustments, clarify existing provisions, repeal unnecessary wording, repeal provisions unsupported by rule-making authority, or provide greater flexibility or discretion to persons or entities subject to the rules.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making ; and early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 sending written comments to Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 586-2357, TTY (360) 664-3631. For telephone assistance contact Larry Davis at (360) 725-6024.
May 28, 2004