PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE
[Filed August 28, 2020, 3:01 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Creating new chapter 495A-115 WAC, Title IX student conduct procedure to be in compliance with state and federal laws regarding Title IX violations as they apply to students of Bates Technical College.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 34.05
RCW; and RCW 28B.50.140
(13), 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f); Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Creating new chapter 495A-280 WAC to align with supplemental model Title IX regulations and to align with current policies and practices for Bates Technical College.
Process for Developing New Rule: On May 19, 2020, the Federal Register printed amendments to Title IX regulations (85 F.R. 30575). The new regulations address Title IX student conduct procedure and formal complaints of sexual harassment. This requires the creation of chapter 495A-115 WAC Title IX student conduct procedure to be in compliance with federal regulations.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Dr. Jean Hernandez, 1101 South Yakima Avenue, Room 332, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website https://batestech.edu.
Additional comments: Due to COVID-19, the college has limited on-site activities. Please send an email to Dr. Hernandez because she is working remotely at this time.
August 28, 2020
Dr. Jean Hernandez
Special Assistant to the President