WSR 10-17-037

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed August 10, 2010, 8:41 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Adopt/amend rules in chapter 180-96 WAC, General educational development (GED) test, governing the eligibility of a child sixteen years of age and under nineteen years of age, enrolled in a dropout reengagement program, to take the GED.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: E2SHB 1418, 61st legislature, regular session (Wash. 2010), RCW 28A.305.190.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In order to implement section 6 of E2SHB 1418, the state board of education (SBE) will adopt/amend rules to address the eligibility of a student enrolled in a dropout reengagement program to take the GED.

Process for Developing New Rule: SBE will hold a public hearing as required by chapter 34.05 RCW soliciting input from stakeholders and other members of the public regarding revisions to the rule.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Brad Burnham, Washington State Board of Education, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail sbe@k12.wa.us, phone (360) 725-6025, fax (360) 586-2357.

August 10, 2010

Edith W. Harding

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office