PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Definition of enrolled student, WAC 392-121-106.
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: There has come into question conflicts between WAC 392-121-108(1) allowing for twenty days of absence and WAC 392-121-106(4) which states that a student cannot be counted if they haven't attended within the first four days of the current school term. The conflict arises within the second school term where the student may not have been absent for twenty days, but WAC 392-121-106(4) prohibits the district from counting the student. This simply changes the wording to say current school year rather than current school term which would then allow for the district to exercise the twenty day absence rule.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 Mitch Thompson, OSPI Enrollment Supervisor, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA, (360) 725-6306.
February 5, 2009
Randy I. Dorn