WSR 15-13-121
[Filed June 16, 2015, 4:16 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: New chapter 392-725 WAC, College in the high school programs.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.600.290.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: E2SHB 1546, section 3 pertaining to college in the high school programs specifies that "The superintendent of public instruction shall adopt rules for the administration of this section." Additionally, E2SHB 1546, section 3 requires that "the rules must outline quality and eligibility standards that are informed by nationally recognized standards or models. In addition, the rules must encourage the maximum use of the program and may not narrow or limit the enrollment options."
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: E2SHB 1546, section 3 provides that the "rules shall be jointly developed by the superintendent of public instruction, the state board of community and technical colleges, the student achievement council, and the public baccalaureate institutions. The Association of Washington School Principals must be consulted during the rules development."
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 Becky McLean, OSPI Enrollment Supervisor, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA, (360) 725-6306.
June 16, 2015
Randy Dorn
Superintendent of
Public Instruction