WSR 15-10-104
[Filed May 6, 2015, 10:29 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending and/or adding sections to chapter 392-172A WAC to address a final rule change from the United States Department of Education (US DOE) regarding maintenance of effort calculations for school districts.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.155.090; 20 U.S.C. §1400 et seq., the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: On April 28, 2015, the US DOE amended its federal rules regarding maintenance of effort under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (See: Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 81, Page 23644) the office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) is required to implement its rules and calculate maintenance of effort consistent with the federal rules.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: US DOE, Office of Special Education Programs.
Process for Developing New Rule: OSPI will hold a public hearing for comment and seek written input from stakeholders.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Dr. Douglas H. Gill, Assistant Superintendent, Special Education, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, phone (360) 725-6075, TTY (360) 586-0126, fax (360) 586-0247, e-mail Please put the words "2015 Rulemaking MOE" in the subject line.
May 6, 2015
Randy Dorn
Superintendent of
Public Instruction