WSR 17-13-123
[Filed June 21, 2017, 10:10 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending and/or adding sections to chapter 392-172A WAC to: (1) Address changes to federal law and requirements; (2) clarify requirements under current state and/or federal law; and (3) make housekeeping changes to correct typographical errors, reorganize WAC in this chapter for ease of reference, and other rule changes that are technical in nature.
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.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The office of the superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) has the authority under state statute to develop administrative rules to implement federal and regulations governing special education services to students. OSPI is proposing to amend current special education rules so they are consistent with recent changes to federal law, and to make other housekeeping and technical changes.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Department of Education, 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 OSPI, Special Education Section, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, phone (360) 725-6075, TTY (360) 586-0126, fax (360) 586-0247, email Please include the words "2017 Rulemaking" in the subject line.
June 21, 2017
Chris P. S. Reykdal
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction