WSR 17-17-163
[Filed August 23, 2017, 10:12 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Highly capable program, chapter 392-170 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290, 28A.185.030, 28A.185.050.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: EHB 2242 (2017) amended chapter 28A.185 RCW to require that school district practices for identifying the most highly capable students must prioritize equitable identification of low-income students. The office of superintendent of public instruction is considering amending the highly capable program rules, chapter 392-170 WAC, to address this change in statute.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 Estela Garcia, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-725-6100, TTY 360-664-3683, email; or Gayle Pauley, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-725-6170, TTY 360-664-3683, email
Additional comments: Please send comments to Estela Garcia, who will coordinate with Gayle Pauley.
August 23, 2017
Chris P. S. Reykdal
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction