WSR 11-04-040

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed January 25, 2011, 8:45 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Proposed repeal of WAC 180-16-210 Kindergarten through grade three students to classroom teacher ratio requirement.

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 repeal due to changes to RCW 28A.150.250 that become effective September 1, 2011, as set forth in ESHB 2261, chapter 548, Laws of 2009.

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