WSR 14-19-041
[Filed September 9, 2014, 5:15 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-415-070 and 392-410-(new section).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.230.125.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: SB 6424 specifies that "The office of superintendent of public instruction shall adopt rules establishing criteria for award of the Washington state seal of biliteracy." The bill also indicates that RCW 28A.230.125 and 2011 should be amended to add "(3) The standardized high school transcript may include a notation of whether the student has earned the Washington state seal of biliteracy…."
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jessica Vavrus, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, (360) 725-6417.
September 9, 2014
Randy Dorn
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction