WSR 19-04-104
[Filed February 5, 2019, 4:54 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-400 WAC, Student discipline.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.600.015, 28A.600.020.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: On July 30, 2018, the office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) adopted final rules that comprehensively revised chapter 392-400 WAC, which provides rules governing how a public school district may administer student discipline. Several sections of the chapter are effective, as amended, for the 2018-19 school year only. OSPI is initiating rule making that would repeal those sections before the commencement of the 2019-20 school year and make some minor housekeeping revisions to a handful of provisions that are set to go into effect July 1, 2019. The rule making would also recodify WAC 392-400-226 (pertaining to harassment, intimidation, and bullying).
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 Dierk Meierbachtol, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-725-6004, fax 360-753-6712, TTY 360-664-3631, email, web site
February 5, 2019
Chris P. S. Reykdal
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction