PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed December 21, 2022, 8:04 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Transitional kindergarten, chapter 392-335 WAC, Pupils—Uniform entry qualifications; and chapter 392-121 WAC, Finance—General apportionment.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) is considering revising chapters 392-335 and 392-121 WAC to provide regulatory guidelines for school districts that choose to implement a transitional kindergarten program. Rules being considered would be intended to clarify the purpose of transitional kindergarten, establish uniform entry qualifications, and further define transitional kindergarten.
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 360-701-9321, email Jon.Mishra@k12.wa.us, website k12.wa.us.
December 21, 2022
Chris P. S. Reykdal
Superintendent of Public Instruction