PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed January 6, 2021, 9:05 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-341 WAC, State assistance in providing school plant facilities—Preliminary provisions; chapter 392-342 WAC, State assistance in providing school plant facilities—Educational Specifications and site selection; chapter 392-343 WAC, State funding assistance in providing school plant facilities—Basic state support; chapter 392-344 WAC, State assistance in providing school plant facilities—Procedural regulations; and chapter 392-347 WAC, State funding assistance in providing school plant facilities—Modernization.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.525.020
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 apply lean management principles to the study and survey process and the D-Forms process as required by section 5015, chapter 413, Laws of 2019. Amending the rules is intended to ease the administrative process followed by school districts in conducting study and surveys and participating in the OSPI D-Forms process.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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 Scott Black, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-742-4028, TTY 360-664-3631, email Schoolfacilitiesrules@k12.wa.usi [Schoolfacilitiesrules@k12.wa.us].
January 5, 2021
Chris P. S. Reykdal
of Public Instruction