WSR 10-08-024

PROPOSED RULES

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed March 30, 2010, 12:30 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 10-04-039.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 392-127-085 and 392-127-090, Finance -- Certificated instructional staff ratio (46:1000) compliance -- School district reporting -- Optional report -- Staff changes and enrollment changes.

Hearing Location(s): Old Capitol Building, 600 South Washington Street, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, on May 11, 2010, at 10:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 11, 2010.

Submit Written Comments to: Legal Services, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 753-4201, by April 25, 2010.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kristin Collins, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6270.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: These rule revisions will provide greater consistency in the optional reporting of staff changes and enrollment changes, for purposes of calculating the state-required certificated instructional staff ratio (46:1000) compliance.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.150.290(1).

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Office of superintendent of public instruction, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Charlie Schreck, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, (360) 725-6136; Implementation: Ross Bunda, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, (360) 725-6308; and Enforcement: Jennifer Priddy, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, (360) 725-6292.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable - no small business impact.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The superintendent of public instruction is not subject to RCW 34.05.328 per subsection (5)(a)(i). Additionally, this rule is not a significant legislative rule per subsection (5)(c)(iii).

March 29, 2010

Randy Dorn

State Superintendent

OTS-2986.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-02-064, filed 1/3/00, effective 2/3/00)

WAC 392-127-085   School district reporting -- Optional report -- Staff changes.   At any time prior to ((September 30 following the end of a school year)) completion of audit of data by the state auditor, school districts may report to the superintendent of public instruction supplemental full-time equivalent staff for the school year pursuant to WAC 392-127-065 and instructions provided by the superintendent.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290(2) and 28A.150.200(2). 00-02-064, 392-127-085, filed 1/3/00, effective 2/3/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.41.170(1). 90-12-078 (Order 10), 392-127-085, filed 6/1/90, effective 7/2/90.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 96-03, filed 2/13/96, effective 3/15/96)

WAC 392-127-090   School district reporting -- Optional report -- Enrollment changes.   A school district may request that the superintendent of public instruction use a different full-time equivalent enrollment to compute staffing ratios than that reported for October. The school district shall request the use of a different enrollment period prior to ((September 30 of the following school year)) completion of audit of data by the state auditor. The school district may select ((either one of the following)):

(1) Through the 2009-10 school year, the full-time equivalent enrollment for any one month during the current school year((; or)).

(2) ((The annual average full-time equivalent enrollment for the current school year.)) For the 2010-11 school year and thereafter, the full-time equivalent enrollment for any one month during the current school year when all basic education instructional programs are operating.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290. 96-05-022 (Order 96-03), 392-127-090, filed 2/13/96, effective 3/15/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.41.170(1). 90-12-078 (Order 10), 392-127-090, filed 6/1/90, effective 7/2/90.]

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