PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 180-16 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.220(4), 28A.305.140, 28A.305.130(6).
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, clarifying 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Rule: Negotiated rule making; and early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 contacting Edith Harding, Executive Director, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, (360) 725-6025, fax (360) 586-2357, e-mail edie.harding@K12.wa.us. Rule changes are conducted at regular meetings of the state board of education. Written correspondence should be addressed to "rules coordinator" at the address above.
March 6, 2007
Edith W. Harding