WSR 14-19-057
[Filed September 12, 2014, 9:30 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 14-15-131.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 392-144 WAC, School bus driver qualifications.
Hearing Location(s): Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Wanamake [Wanamaker] Conference Room, 1st Floor, 600 South Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, on October 23, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: October 27, 2014.
Submit Written Comments to: Allan J. Jones, Director, Student Transportation, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, e-mail, by October 15, 2014.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Wanda Griffin by October 15, 2014, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6142.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Revisions to chapter 392-144 WAC were adopted on March 25, 2014, with an effective date of September 1, 2014. Language that specified that during the annual review of school bus driver compliance, a school district had to get a copy of each school bus driver's driving records was accidentally omitted.
The revision shown below adds the omitted language.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.160.210.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: OSPI, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Catherine Slagle, OSPI, (360) 725-6136; Implementation: JoLynn Berge, OSPI, (360) 725-6292; and Enforcement: Allan J. Jones, OSPI, (360) 725-6122.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These revisions only apply to public school districts.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328.
Randy Dorn
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 14-09-031, filed 4/9/14, effective 9/1/14)
WAC 392-144-160 School district—Verification of driver's continuing compliance.
(1) Every school district shall annually evaluate each authorized school bus driver for continuing compliance with the provisions of this chapter ((annually)). The results of this evaluation of all drivers shall be submitted to the superintendent or their designee no later than the last business day in October of each year.
(2) This annual evaluation shall certify that the district has verified the following:
(a) That each authorized school bus driver's medical examination certificate expiration date, first-aid expiration date, driver's license expiration date and most recent school bus driver in-service training date has been updated in compliance with procedures established by the superintendent;
(b) That each authorized school bus driver's abstract of driving record provided by the department of licensing has been reviewed and is in compliance with WAC 392-144-103;
(c) That each authorized school bus driver has made an updated disclosure in writing and signed and sworn under penalty of perjury which updates the disclosure required in WAC 392-144-102(4); and
(((c))) (d) That each authorized school bus driver remains in compliance with the physical requirements of WAC 392-144-102(5).