WSR 05-10-047

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed April 29, 2005, 2:06 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Definition -- State institutional education program -- Educational activity.

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: Effective September 1, 2004, WAC 392-121-124 Full-time equivalent enrollment for work based learning, which applies to basic education, was revised to implement several changes. The intention has always been to keep the work based learning rules consistent across all K-12 education, regardless of whether the work based learning takes place in a high school or an institution. Therefore, the institution education WAC 392-122-212 needs to reflect these same changes. We propose to change the institution WAC to simply refer to the basic education work based learning WAC. This will keep the institution WAC in sync with the basic education work based learning WAC both now and in the future.

Process for Developing New Rule: Staff discovered inconsistent application of work based learning rules due to new rules being adopted and the appropriate WAC reference omitted.

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, Legal Services, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-720 [98504-7200], fax (360) 664-3683. For telephone assistance contact Calvin W. Brodie, (360) 725-6301.

April 28, 2005

Marty Daybell

for Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office