WSR 07-19-090

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed September 18, 2007, 11:41 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-127-004 through 392-127-112, Finance -- Certificated instructional staff ratio (46:1000) compliance and WAC 392-140-900 through 392-140-913, Finance -- Special allocations -- K-4 staff enhancement.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290(1).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rule revisions will update the calculation of the K-12 and K-4 staff ratios for state funding purposes. These revisions will implement the updated special education excess cost accounting methodology provided in the August 17, 2007, addendum to OSPI Bulletin 025-07.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 Ross Bunda, (360) 725-6308.

September 18, 2007

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office