WSR 08-16-082




[ Filed August 1, 2008, 11:47 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 08-12-026.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 392-127-015 FTE enrollment -- Definition.

Hearing Location(s): Old Capitol Building, 600 South Washington Street, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, on September 12, 2008, at 9:00.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 15, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Legal Services, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 753-4201, by September 11, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Clarice Nnanubu by September 11, 2008, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6271.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: These rule revisions will update the calculation of the K-12 staff ratio compliance for state funding purposes.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: These revisions will provide a more fair and appropriate methodology to calculate the K-12 staff-per-student ratio compliance for school districts that provide students instruction pursuant to a contract with a college or university.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.150.290(1).

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Office of superintendent of public instruction, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Charlie Schreck, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, (360) 725-6136; Implementation: Ross Bunda, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, (360) 725-6308; and Enforcement: Jennifer Priddy, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, (360) 725-6292.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable - no small business impact.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The superintendent of public instruction is not subject to RCW 34.05.328 per subsection (5)(a)(i). Additionally, this rule is not a significant legislative rule per subsection (5)(c)(iii).

June 23, 2008

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-02-064, filed 1/3/00, effective 2/3/00)

WAC 392-127-015   FTE enrollment -- Definition.   As used in this chapter, "full-time equivalent enrollment" means for the period selected by a school district, the total full-time equivalent students reported by a school district pursuant to WAC 392-121-122 excluding:

(1) Running start and University of Washington transition school students reported ((pursuant to subsections)) under WAC 392-121-122 (3) and (4) ((of that section)); and

(2) Students that are being served pursuant to a contract under WAC 392-121-188 with a higher education institution when the staff serving the students are not reported on the school district's S-275 report for the time of instruction.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290(2) and 28A.150.200(2). 00-02-064, 392-127-015, filed 1/3/00, effective 2/3/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290. 96-05-022 (Order 96-03), 392-127-015, filed 2/13/96, effective 3/15/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290 and 28A.150.100(2). 93-21-089 (Order 93-18), 392-127-015, filed 10/20/93, effective 11/20/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.41.170(1). 90-12-078 (Order 10), 392-127-015, filed 6/1/90, effective 7/2/90.]

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