PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed October 19, 2022, 8:51 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-335 WAC, Pupils—Uniform entry qualifications. The office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) is considering rule making concerning transitional kindergarten.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.225.160
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: OSPI is considering rule making to revise chapter 392-335 WAC to establish uniform entry qualifications for transitional kindergarten to: (1) Clarify the purpose of transitional kindergarten; and (2) provide regulatory guidelines to districts who choose to implement a transitional kindergarten program under RCW 28A.225.160
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 concerning new or amended rules, and consideration of comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rule language.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Samantha Bowen, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-725-6161, TTY 360-664-3631, email email@example.com, website k12.wa.us; or Dr. Jon Ram 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.
October 19, 2022
Chris P. S. Reykdal
State Superintendent of Public Instruction