WSR 14-09-042
[Filed April 11, 2014, 3:35 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendments to chapter 180-19 WAC, Charter schools.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.710.090, 28A.710.100, 28A.710.110, 28A.710.120, 28A.710.130, 28A.710.140, 28A.710.150.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Certain provisions of chapter 180-19 WAC pertaining only to the initial year of implementation of chapter 28A.710 RCW (Initiative Measure No. 1240) are obsolete, and should be repealed for clarity. Technical corrections are needed to some sections of this chapter. More substantive amendments will be considered for better implementation of some provisions, with the benefit of experience and more time than enabled under the statute, which, for example, required that the state board of education (SBE) establish an initial process and timelines for authorizer applications no later than ninety days after the effective date of the law.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other agencies have responsibility for rule making on the subjects of these WACs. The SBE will, however, consult with the Washington charter school commission and the office of superintendent of public instruction, as applicable, on rule amendments.
Process for Developing New Rule: Other [no further information supplied by agency].
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jack Archer, Director of Basic Education Oversight, SBE, Old Capitol Building, Room 253, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, (360) 725-6035,
April 10, 2014
Ben Rarick
Executive Director