WSR 09-18-029

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed August 25, 2009, 11:27 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Adopting rules to implement the office of superintendent of public instruction's (OSPI) responsibilities identified in RCW 28A.400.285 Contracts for services performed by classified employees.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.400.285.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To formally codify the criteria and process used by OSPI for review and approval of decisions by school districts to contract for services that had been previously performed by classified school district employees.

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 multidistrict online learning providers. None.

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 informal workgroup will provide input as well as other OSPI-initiated meetings with interested parties. At least one formal public hearing will be held to inform the rule adoption decision.

August 13, 2009

Randy I. Dorn

Superintendent

Washington State Code Reviser's Office