WSR 10-19-027

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed September 9, 2010, 12:16 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: School districts' responsibility to disseminate antibullying policy and procedure to families, students, employees, and volunteers.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.300.285.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A revision to RCW 28A.300.285 in the 2010 session requires the office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) to adopt rules regarding school districts' communication of the antibullying policy and procedure to families, students, employees, and volunteers.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: A 2010 revision to RCW 28A.300.285 requires OSPI to write rules regarding the dissemination of antiharassment policy and procedure.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jeff Soder, PhD, Supervisor, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jeff.soder@k12.wa.us, (360) 725-6044.

September 9, 2010

Randy Dorn

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office