WSR 20-18-053
[Filed August 28, 2020, 3:02 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending chapter 495A-300 WAC, Title IX grievance procedures, to be in compliance with state and federal laws regarding Title IX violations.
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: Amending chapter 495A-300 WAC, Title IX grievance procedures.
Process for Developing New Rule: On May 19, 2020, the Federal Register printed amendments to Title IX regulations (85 F.R. 30575). The college is amending chapter 495A-300 WAC to align with the model Title IX grievance procedures and comply with federal and state regulations regarding formal complaints of sexual harassment.
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, website
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