WSR 11-20-068

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed October 3, 2011, 10:34 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: In the 2011-13 Appropriations Act the legislature implemented funding a lower class size of 24.10 for students in grades K-3 in high poverty schools. This rule addresses the eligibility criteria of schools and the process of making that determination.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: This is necessary to allocate the allotment for K-3 high poverty class size in the Appropriations Act.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Without this rule there would be no clear definition of eligibility, nor process for determining which schools are eligible to receive the funding enhancement.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting T. J. Kelly, phone (360) 725-6181, fax (360) 661-3683, thomas.kelly@k12.wa.us.

October 3, 2011

Randy Dorn

State Superintendent

of Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office