PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-190-005.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: E2SHB 3026 an act relating to school districts' compliance with state and federal civil rights laws; adding a new chapter to Title 28A RCW; and creating a new section.
|Chapter 392-168 WAC.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Section 3 of 2ESB [E2SHB] 3026 and chapter 28A.640 RCW require the superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) to develop rules and guidelines to eliminate prohibited discrimination as applied to public school employment, counseling and guidance services to students, recreational and athletic activities for students, access to course offerings, and in textbooks and instructional materials used by students.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: OSPI's office of equity and civil rights is already working in close partnership with the United States Department of Education – Office of Civil Rights and the Washington state human rights commission.
Process for Developing New Rule: Input-informed Rule making--Organizations, associations, committees and subcommittees, as well as key constituents, stakeholders, and public citizens will have opportunities to review and provide input through open public meetings, mailings, and e-mails posted to the OSPI rules comment web site. Public meetings will be held in eastern and western Washington to ensure maximum opportunity for public input into the rule-making process.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas, phone (360) 725-6165, fax (360) 664-2967, TTY (360) 664-3631, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.k12.wa.us/Equity/default.aspx.
June 3, 2010