WSR 22-13-024
[Filed June 3, 2022, 11:49 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Directory information; WAC 132E-122-130 Disclosure of student information.
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: The Washington state community college state system has defined and approved a uniform Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) directory information policy. This policy will provide students across the state attending community colleges a uniform directly information policy, for ease of understanding across the state.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: FERPA (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 C.F.R. Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Schools may disclose, without consent, "directory" information such as a student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance.
Process for Developing New Rule: All policies, procedures, and presidential directives will be updated to align with any substantive changes in applicable state and federal law. Any changes will be drafted and approved as follows: Policies - President, VP staff, and board of trustees. President, VP staff, and board of trustees approved new rule.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sindie Howland, 2000 Tower Street, phone 425-388-8280, email
June 3, 2022
Rita Belvill
Executive Assistant to the President