WSR 07-19-036

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed September 12, 2007, 1:29 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 180-51 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: 2007 legislative session 2SHB 1906 codified at RCW 28A.305.215, 28A.230.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Legislative law (HB 1906) requires the state board of education (SBE) to add additional credits of math for high school graduation requirements for a total of three math credits. The current version of the rules inadvertently excluded the high school and beyond plan graduation requirements, which need to be included in the revised rules. The 0.5 credit for Washington state history lack clarity about whether the credit if taken in middle school meets a high school level credit.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Loy McColm, Rules Coordinator, Executive Assistant, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-6027, fax (360) 586-2357, loy.mccolm@k12.wa.us. Rule changes are conducted at a regular board meeting of the SBE. The public hearing for chapter 180-51 WAC is scheduled for November 2. 2007. Public comment may be provided via public testimony at SBE meetings and/or via written correspondence to the rules coordinator noted above.

September 12, 2007

Edith W. Harding

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office