PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed December 1, 2020, 8:41 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Olympic College student conduct code, chapter 132C-120 WAC; and repeal of Olympic College grievance procedure, chapter 132C-285 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.50.140
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: On May 19, 2020, the Federal Register printed amendments to Title IX regulations (85 F.R. 30575). The new regulations address the grievance process for formal complaints of sexual harassment and require the college to revise its student conduct code. The student conduct code will also be updated consistent with best practices. The grievance procedure will be repealed from WAC as procedures can be implemented and approved as a matter of college policy.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Adam Morris, 1600 Chester Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98337, phone 360-475-7102, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.olympic.edu.
November 30, 2020