WSR 15-05-088
[Filed February 18, 2015, 11:18 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-129-150 School emergency closureImplementation of superintendent of public instruction's determination of eligibility.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amended rule provides further clarification for school emergency closure eligibility.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: WAC 392-129-150 requires an emergency declaration by the governor to excuse five days by the superintendent of public instruction for a school emergency closure. These proposed changes to WAC 392-129-150 will keep the emergency declaration by the governor, and absent an emergency declaration by the governor, allow the superintendent of public instruction to excuse five days for a school emergency closure when the unforeseen natural event, mechanical failure, or action or [in]action by one or more person caused a loss of life or significant injury to a person or persons on a school campus, and the event prevented operation of the school.
Process for Developing New Rule: Consideration of public comments and recommendations in the course of amending rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Michael J. (Mike) Dooley, OSPI School District and ESD Budgeting Supervisor, (360) 725-6305, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA.
February 17, 2015
Randy Dorn
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction