PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Regarding implementation of chapter 28A.710 RCW as it applies to the Washington state charter school commission.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 28A.710 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Washington state charter school commission is a newly created state agency charged [with] authorizing high quality charter schools by implementing provisions of chapter 28A.710 RCW. This includes the development of chartering policies and practices that address, among other things, the commission's performance framework, published approval criteria, and other items necessary for the implementation of chapter 28A.710 RCW.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: While no other state or federal agencies are tasked with regulating this subject jointly with the commission, the state board of education is responsible for implementing and regulating other provisions of the charter school law.
Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties can participate in the discussions formulating this rule change by contacting or sending written comments to the agency staff listed below.
The commission will solicit comment on rules to implement this section from the state board of education, office
of the superintendent of public instruction, education organizations, and other interested parties. Provision will be made for public comment on the CR-101 at the commission's June meeting.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting RaShelle Davis, Governor's Policy Office, P.O. Box 43113, Olympia, WA 98504-3113, (360) 902-0551, Rashelle.firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 1, 2013