PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: New legislation requires the office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) to develop rules concerning dropout reengagement for students who have left school without graduating.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: E2SHB 1418 (chapter 20, Laws of 2010).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The statute requires that OSPI adopt rules for dropout reengagement programs for students who have left school without graduating.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The legislation directs that OSPI consult with the state board for community and technical colleges, workforce training and education coordinating board, colleges, and community-based organizations that have offered dropout reengagement programs, providers of on-line courses and programs approved under RCW 28A.250.020, school districts, and educational service districts.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency will convene a group of stakeholders to advise OSPI prior to the development of 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, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, (360) 725-4954, Dan.firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 4, 2010