PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed August 19, 2019, 4:01 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Alternative learning experience (ALE) in K–12 schools.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: SSHB [2SHB] 1170 (2017) authorizes the office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) to adopt rules and bring consistency to truancy definitions in ALE settings per RCW 28A.232.030
. OSPI is considering initiating rule making to include these rules in the section of the Washington Administrative Code governing ALE, WAC 392-121-182. Because the inclusion of truancy rules in ALE rules would widen the scope of the rules beyond the topic of finance, OSPI is considering recodifying WAC 392-121-182 into a standalone ALE program chapter in Title 392 WAC. This would provide an opportunity to reorganize existing rule language and adopt other potential edits to clarify language and address barriers to accessing ALE.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of feedback and recommendations respecting new or amended 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 Anissa Sharratt, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-725-4954, TTY 360-664-3631, email Anissa.Sharratt@k12.wa.us, web site www.k12.wa.us/ALD.
August 19, 2019
Chris P. S. Reykdal
of Public Instruction