WSR 20-20-135
[Filed October 7, 2020, 8:48 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-380 WAC, Public school pupilsImmunization requirement and life-threatening health condition.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.210.160 and 28A.210.320(3).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) is considering rule making to clarify the procedural and substantive due process requirements governing the exclusion of children from schools pursuant to RCW 28A.210.120 and 28A.210.320 for the 2020-21 school year. Recently adopted rules by the Washington state board of health regarding school immunization requirements increase the possibility that students may be excluded from school due to non-compliance with these requirements.
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 Camille Goldy, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-725-6050, TTY 360-664-3631, email, website
October 6, 2020
Chris P. S. Reykdal
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction