WSR 10-09-052

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed April 15, 2010, 12:07 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: New legislation authorizing innovative interdistrict academies and cooperative high school programs. WAC language will be proposed to help guide the formation of the academies and cooperative high school programs and will include an approval process.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 392-348 WAC as revised by ESHB 2913 (chapter 99, Laws of 2010).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The statute requires that the superintendent of public instruction adopt rules governing the establishment of any secondary program in any existing nonhigh district and the addition of any new grades in grades nine through twelve. There is also a need to establish an approval process that will allow nonhigh districts to form a cooperative high school program.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency will convene a group of stakeholders to develop the rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Dan Newell, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Education, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, (360) 725-4954, Dan.newell@k12.wa.us.

April 8, 2010

Randy Dorn

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office