WSR 11-12-017



[ Filed May 23, 2011, 2:43 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 11-06-020.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 180-16-215 Minimum one hundred eighty school day year.

Hearing Location(s): Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 8606 36th Avenue N.E., Marysville, WA 98270, on July 13, 2011, at 4:30 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: July 14, 2011.

Submit Written Comments to: Loy McColm, Washington State Board of Education (SBOE), P.O. Box 47206, 600 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, e-mail, fax (360) 586-2357, by July 7, 2011.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Loy McColm by July 7, 2011, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6027.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: SBOE is proposing repeal of WAC 180-16-215 due to recent legislation. The current version of WAC 180-16-215 is consistent with existing state statutory requirements. However, this will not be the case as of September 1, 2011, when the definition of "school day" is changed due to legislation adopted in 2009. The basic education program requirements are set forth in statute. Therefore, it is unnecessary for the board to adopt a rule setting forth these requirements. Deletion of this rule in its entirety will insure that the rules don't conflict with state law and avoid the need to continue amending the rule to conform to subsequent changes to statutory law. The basic education program requirements will continue to be implemented as provided in WAC 180-16-195.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See the above statement.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.150.220(4).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 28A.150.220(4).

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: SBOE, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Loy McColm, 600 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, (360) 725-6027; Implementation and Enforcement: Kathe Taylor, 600 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, (360) 725-6027.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not required.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not required.

May 23, 2011

Kathe Taylor

Interim Executive Director



     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 180-16-215 Minimum one hundred eighty school day year.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office