WSR 14-24-030
[Filed November 21, 2014, 2:08 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendment or repeal of state board of education (SBE) rules pursuant to rules review required by WAC 180-08-015: WAC 180-16-002, 180-16-162 through 180-16-164, 180-16-195, 180-16-200, 180-16-225, 180-18-030, 180-18-040, 180-18-050, 180-18-090, 180-44-005 through 180-44-060, 180-51-001, and 180-105-020.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 34.05.220.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: WAC 180-08-015 Scheduled review of state board rules, requires SBE to review all board rules not less than every three years. The last such review resulting in a filing was in 2010, when the board adopted amendments, mostly technical, to fifteen sections of Title 180 WAC (WSR 10-20-143). The board has completed another required review under WAC 180-08-015. At its meeting on November 14, 2014, the board approved the filing of a CR-101 providing public notice of possible rule making on fourteen sections of Title 180 WAC. The purposes are to repeal obsolete rules, amend or repeal rules that are not consistent with board policy, update rules for new circumstances and policy issues, and make necessary technical corrections.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) and professional educator standards board. Staff to SBE have discussed pertinent WACs with staff and counsel to these agencies and will continue to communicate with them through the rule-making process. SBE will notify these agencies of any public hearings that may be conducted on these WACs and seek their testimony. SBE will also coordinate with OSPI on presentation of the fiscal impact statement required under RCW 28A.305.135.
Process for Developing New Rule: SBE will solicit comment on proposed rules from OSPI, school district boards of directors, education organizations, and other interested parties.
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, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-6035. Written comment may also be submitted to or
November 21, 2014
Ben Rarick
Executive Director