WSR 11-04-038

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed January 25, 2011, 8:43 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 180-16-195 Annual reporting and review process.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.220(4).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Proposed revision to WAC 180-16-195 Annual reporting and review process, in order to improve efficiency and streamline compliance requirements. The proposed revisions would change the signature requirements, change the submission date, and require school districts to submit compliance forms electronically rather than mailing in paper forms.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The state board of education ensures school districts' compliance with basic education requirements. Once compliance has been ensured, the state board of education certifies to the superintendent of public instruction that all districts are in compliance. Due to the coordinated work of the two agencies with this program, the state board of education will work closely with the office of superintendent of public instruction on the proposed rule revision.

Process for Developing New Rule: The state board of education will hold a public hearing as required by chapter 34.05 RCW soliciting input from stakeholders and other members of the public.

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.

January 19, 2010

Edith W. Harding

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office