PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
WENATCHEE VALLEY COLLEGE
[Filed September 23, 2020, 9:07 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: On May 22, 2020, the United States Department of Education formally issued a final rule regarding amendments to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The new regulations address the grievance process for formal complaints of sexual harassment and are scheduled to take effect on August 14, 2020. Wenatchee Valley College has engaged in emergency rule making to meet the August 14, 2020, deadline and now intends to adopt permanent rules to bring its procedure into compliance with the amendments.
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: Supplemental Title IX Student Conduct Procedures, WAC 132W-115-110, 132W-115-080, 132W-115-110, and 132W-112-060.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Reagan Bellamy, 1300 Fifth Street, phone 509-682-6445.
September 23, 2020