WSR 09-13-060

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY


[ Filed June 15, 2009, 10:35 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Repealing chapter 172-190 WAC and adopting chapter 172-191 WAC to revise Eastern Washington University (EWU) standards related to the student education records. These rules constitute a major revision in the content and organization of existing rules which are more easily implemented by repealing the existing chapter and adopting the new chapter.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.35.120.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rules will revise EWU standards for maintaining, protecting, and disclosing student education records. These changes are necessary to reflect current administrative practices related to the access of education records per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. 1232g.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United Stated [States] FERPA. There is no requirement to inform the Department of Education of the proposed rule amendment since the proposed changes are within the set of information items identified by the federal law and the regulations of the United States Department of Education, at 34 C.F.R. Part 99.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Trent Lutey, University Policy Administrator, Office of the President, Eastern Washington University, 214 Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004, phone (509) 359-6233, fax (509) 359-7036, and e-mail tlutey@ewu.edu. A public hearing will be held to permit comment to all proposed rules and revisions. There will be an opportunity to provide written comments to the proposed rules.

June 15, 2009

Trent Lutey

University Policy Administrator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office