WSR 05-10-101

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE


[ Filed May 4, 2005, 9:55 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Policy on student grievances.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.50.140.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To clarify grievance procedures and timelines; to update language in policy and procedures; to update titles of staff references; these changes would clarify current practices.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Public hearings will be held on all campus sites (Mount Vernon and Oak Harbor campuses and Friday Harbor and South Whidbey centers) between May 18 and June 30, 2005. Students have input through student government meetings, campus hearings, and contact with student body officers and the director of student life.

April 25, 2005

Linda Woiwod

Dean of Student Services

Washington State Code Reviser's Office