PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-140-970 through 392-140-975, Finance--Special allocations--Salary bonus for teachers and other certificated staff who hold current certification by the national board.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290(1) and 28A.405.415.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This revision terminates the eligibility of principals to receive the bonus for the 2010-11 school year and thereafter, pursuant to section 503(7) of the 2010-11 State Operating Supplemental Appropriations Act, ESSB 6444. Additionally, schools which provide institutions education programs pursuant to WAC 392-122-205 shall be designated as challenging, high poverty schools with the student headcount enrollment eligible for the federal free or reduced price lunch program at one hundred percent and shall not be subject to the requirement of serving thirty or more students, for purpose of the challenging, high poverty school bonus.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ross Bunda, (360) 725-6308.
August 12, 2010