WSR 08-22-024




[ Filed October 28, 2008, 11:36 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 08-17-012.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 392-121-133 Annual average full-time equivalent students.

Hearing Location(s): Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Old Capitol Building, 600 South Washington, Olympia, WA, on December 10, 2008, at 9:30.

Date of Intended Adoption: December 11, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Mitch Thompson, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, e-mail, fax (360) 725-6306, by December 9, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Clarice Nnanabu by December 9, 2008, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6271.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Currently the WAC directs school districts to divide student hours by 900 to derive the annual average full-time equivalent (AAFTE) for the nonstandard school year reporting and the ancillary services reporting. An AAFTE for the normal school year is 720 hours for grades K-3 and 900 hours for grades 4-12. The changes to the WAC will instruct districts to divide by 720 for grades K-3 and 900 for grades 4-12.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: This aligns the FTE calculation in WAC 392-121-133 with WAC 392-121-106 which gives the hours for monthly FTE calculation.

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: Mitch Thompson, Old Capitol Building, 600 South Washington, Olympia, WA, (360) 725-6306; Implementation: Calvin W. Brodie, Old Capitol Building, 600 South Washington, Olympia, WA, (360) 725-6301; and Enforcement: Jennifer Priddy, Old Capitol Building, 600 South Washington, Olympia, WA, (360) 725-6292.

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

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328.

October 27, 2008

Dr. Terry Bergeson

State Superintendent


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 97-06, filed 10/27/97, effective 11/27/97)

WAC 392-121-133   Definition -- Annual average full-time equivalent students.   As used in this chapter, "annual average full-time equivalent students" means the sum of the following:

(1) The annual total of full-time equivalent students enrolled on the nine enrollment count dates of the school year and reported to the superintendent of public instruction pursuant to WAC 392-121-122 divided by nine;

(2) Annual hours of ancillary service to part-time, private school, and home-based students reported pursuant to WAC 392-121-107 divided by 720 for grades kindergarten through third and 900 for grades fourth through twelfth; and

(3) Annual hours of eligible enrollment in nonstandard school year programs pursuant to WAC 392-121-123 divided by 720 for grades kindergarten through third and 900 for grades fourth through twelfth.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290. 97-22-013 (Order 97-06), 392-121-133, filed 10/27/97, effective 11/27/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290, 28A.150.250 and 28A.150.260. 91-02-096 (Order 50), 392-121-133, filed 1/2/91, effective 2/2/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.41.055 and 28A.41.170. 88-03-013 (Order 88-8), 392-121-133, filed 1/11/88.]

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