WSR 09-19-036

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed September 9, 2009, 1:59 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Adopt rules for skill centers in Washington state.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: HB [SB] 5790 (2007 session), line 28, amending RCW 84.52.068.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules for skill centers are needed to establish existing guidelines as policy and to create a process for development of branch campuses and satellite programs.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Developed by and [an] internal external committee.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kathleen Lopp, Assistant Superintendent, Career and College Readiness, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, phone (360) 725-6256, e-mail Kathleen.lopp@k12.wa.us. An informal workgroup will provide input as well as other office of superintendent of public instruction initiated meetings with interested parties. At least one formal public hearing will be held to inform the rule adoption decision.

September 9, 2009

Randy I. Dorn

State Superintendent

of Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office