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Archive of Rule-Making Proposals


December 2020

The U.S. Department of Education released final regulations governing how institutions that receive federal financial assistance covered by Title IX must respond to allegations of sexual harassment. To comply, Lower Columbia College must repeal and replace the Code of Student Conduct. The Board approved emergency rules in a special meeting in August and again at the regular board meeting in November. Lower Columbia College must repeal and replace chapter 132M-125 WAC to meet new federal regulations for Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) that specify how recipients of federal financial assistance covered by Title IX, including post-secondary institutions, must respond to allegations of sexual harassment consistent with Title IX's prohibition against sex discrimination. In addition, other revisions to the Code of Student Conduct are necessary to address changes in case law, and align with the new processes and changes in practice for Student Conduct. A model code of student conduct has been drafted by the Attorney Generals Office to ensure consistent and accurate procedures across the Washington State Community and Technical College system. WAC 132M-300 Discrimination and harassment sections should be repealed as it is not necessary to address these matters through WAC and they should instead be replaced as college policies and procedures.

A public hearing was held at the December regular Board of Trustees meeting on the adoption of the new Code of Student Conduct including Supplemental Title IX Student Conduct Procedures (WAC 132M-126) and repeal of WAC 132M-300 proposed and published in the Washington State register #20-22-094. A Notice of Proposed Rule Making was filed with the Office of the Code Reviser on November 20, 2020 and published in the Washington State Register #20-24-031. After board adoption, a Permanent Rule-Making Oder was filed with the Office of the Code Reviser on December 17, 2020 and published in the Washington State Register #21-01-145.

August 2020-November 2020

Lower Columbia College filed an Emergency Rule Making Order and then Permanent Rule Making Order amending chapter 132M-125 WAC to meet new federal regulations for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) that specify how recipients of Federal financial assistance covered by Title IX, including postsecondary institutions, must respond to allegations of sexual harassment consistent with Title IX's prohibition against sex discrimination. An extension of the Emergency Rule Making Order was also filed. 

February 2018

Lower Columbia College filed a pre-proposal statement of inquiry to repeal WAC 132M-136 and replace it with new WAC sections Title 132M139 – Facility Use for First Amendment Activities, and 132M-141 Facility Use for Other than First Amendment Activities.

Lower Columbia filed notice of proposed rule-making to repeal WAC 132M-136 and replace it with new WAC sections Title 132M-139 Facility Use for First Amendment Activities, and 132M-141 Facility Use for Other than First Amendment Activities.

January 2018

Lower Columbia College filed a pre-proposal statement of inquiry to update Chapter 132M-110, Public Records Disclosure policy, with changes recently enacted through state legislature, and to make corrections that reflect the new fee schedule, new definitions, request procedure, clarification when a request is unclear, and current statute citation.

Lower Columbia College filed notice of proposed rule-making to update Title 132M-110 WAC Public Records Disclosure Policy.


Public Records Contacts

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Public Records Officer

  Nolan Wheeler, VP Administration

  Administration Building, Rm 203

  (360) 442-2200       Fax: (360) 442-2129
  nwheeler@lowercolumbia.edu

Media

  Wendy Hall, VP Effectiveness & College Relations

  (360) 442-2491
  whall@lowercolumbia.edu

Research/Statistics

  Angie Rogers, Institutional Research Associate

  (360) 442-2490
  arogers@lowercolumbia.edu

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