WSR 16-04-107
[Filed February 2, 2016, 10:59 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-169-005 Authority, 392-169-015 Running start programDefinition, 392-169-020 Eligible studentDefinition, 392-169-025 Full-time equivalent (FTE) running start enrollmentDefinition, 392-169-030 Annual average full-time (AAFTE) running start enrollmentDefinition, 392-169-055 EnrollmentExtent and duration of running start enrollment, and 392-169-100 Running start enrollment count dates.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.600.390.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Several sections of chapter 392-169 WAC require updating to address the following:
Add to the definition of running start program the language from ESSHB [E2SHB] 1546.
Remove language that addresses running start in the high school model.
Add language regarding students who are disenrolled from a nonresident district after a rescindment of their choice transfer and plan to only take running start classes to allow a college to report their running start enrollment to the nonresident district.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: WAC 392-169-005 requires joint agreement with the office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI), state board of community and technical colleges, and Washington student achievement council. Both agencies will be instrumental in developing and reviewing the proposed changes.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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, (360) 725-6306, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA.
January 22, 2016
Randy Dorn
Superintendent of
Public Instruction