WSR 09-16-143

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed August 5, 2009, 11:45 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Approval criteria and process for multi-district online learning providers.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: SSB 5410, chapter 542, Laws of 2009.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To formally codify the criteria and process used by the office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) for approval of multi-district online providers.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: OSPI will work in collaboration with the state board of education on the proposed rules for approval criteria and process for multi-district online learning providers.

Process for Developing New Rule: Other [no further information supplied by agency].

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Martin Mueller, Assistant Superintendent, Student Support, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6050, fax (360) 664-3575, e-mail Martin.Mueller@k12.wa.us. An advisory committee required by SSB 5410 will provide input as well as OSPI-initiated meetings with interested parties. At least one formal public hearing will be held to inform the rule adoption decision.

July 31, 2009

Randy I. Dorn

State Superintendent

of Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office