WSR 09-20-085

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE


[ Filed October 6, 2009, 2:16 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 132U-120-260 through 132U-120-330, to separate the policy for student complaints from the specific procedures.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.50.130.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The student rights and responsibilities (WAC 132U-120-260) policy assures that a student complaint procedure exists and this amendment separates the specific procedural steps from the policy to provide for timely, minor revisions as necessary due to instructional changes.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Laurel Denison, 237 West Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA 98226, phone (360) 383-3077, fax (360) 383-4000, ldenison@whatcom.ctc.edu.

October 6, 2009

Patricia Onion

Vice-President of

Educational Services

Washington State Code Reviser's Office