PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE
[Filed May 12, 2022, 11:51 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 132D-310-005 Antidiscrimination policy, 132D-150-500 Order of precedence, 132D-150-560 Evidence, and 132D-150-580 Appeals.
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: Over the past year, college staff have been in the process of reviewing college policies related to Title IX to ensure compliance with the law and to consolidate and clarify language. Based on that work, it is recommended to repeal WAC 132D-310-005 and revise WAC 132D-150-500, 132D-150-560, and 132D-150-580 to ensure that we have policy and procedures that allows for Title IX and non-Title IX harassment and discrimination procedures. The completion of this work is consistent with ongoing guidance from the assistant attorney general's office and is consistent with language of other colleges in the Washington community and technical college system.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Department of Education.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making and agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lisa Radeleff, 2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, phone 360-416-7995, fax 360-416-7773, TTY 360-416-7718, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.skagit.edu; or Sandy Jordan, 2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, phone 360-416-7923, fax 360-416-7773, TTY 360-416-7718, email email@example.com, website www.skagit.edu.
May 12, 2022
and Rules Coordinator