WSR 20-19-143
[Filed September 23, 2020, 10:48 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 132X-60 WAC, Student conduct, with possible limited related changes to other sections of Title 132X WAC in relation to chapter 132X-60 WAC changes.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972; RCW 28B.50.140(13).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The United States Department of Education (DOE) issued updated rules governing compliance with and enforcement of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 on May 22, 2020, with an effective date of August 14, 2020. South Puget Sound Community College is updating chapter 132X-60 WAC, Code of student rights and responsibilities (the student conduct code) and other related rules to bring the college into compliance with the newly issued DOE requirements. The college is also making other changes to the student conduct rules to update them for compliance with current best practices. In making changes to the student conduct code, some portions of the existing chapter 132X-60 WAC may be moved to other sections of Title 132X WAC, and additional limited changes to other portions of Title 132X WAC may be needed for compliance with best practices related to the changes in the updated student conduct code.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: DOE regulates institutions of higher education for compliance with Title IX and the proposed rules are being developed in response to newly issued DOE rules on these topics. The state board for community and technical colleges has general supervision and control over the community and technical college system but does not regulate each college's rule-making activity.
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 Dr. David Pelkey, 2011 Mottman Road S.W., Olympia, WA 98512, phone 360-596-5231, fax 360-596-5709, email, website
September 23, 2020
Dr. Timothy Stokes