PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed August 13, 2021, 3:18 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-162 WAC, Special service program—Learning assistance.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.165.075
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 revise chapter 392-162 WAC concerning the learning assistance program (LAP) to (1) align the rules with the amended requirements under chapter 28A.165
RCW through the passage of HB 1208; (2) clarify requirements in HB 1208, including specific guidance on the use of the Washington integrated student supports protocol for determining LAP services; and (3) provide regulatory guidelines to districts who choose to use learning assistance program funds to implement the K–2 literacy screening and intervention requirements under RCW 28A.320.260
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.
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 Jason Miller, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-725-6232, TTY 360-664-3631, email Jason.Miller@k12.wa.us, website k12.wa.us; or Jon Mishra, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-725-6339, TTY 360-664-3631, email Jon.Mishra@k12.wa.us, website k12.wa.us.
August 13, 2021
Chris P. S. Reykdal
of Public Instruction