CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1243
1991 Regular Session
Passed by the House March 12, 1991
Yeas 97 Nays 0
Speaker of the
House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 16, 1991
Yeas 46 Nays 0
President of the Senate
Governor of the State of Washington
I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1243 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Secretary of State
State of Washington
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1243
AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE
Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By House Committee on Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Fuhrman, G. Fisher, Wood, Brekke, Neher, Cole, Silver, Jones, Holland, Peery, Fraser, Brumsickle, Bowman, Moyer, May, Dorn, Pruitt, Belcher, Valle, Heavey, McLean, Chandler, Ferguson, Hochstatter, Padden, Brough, Paris, Winsley, Morton, Mielke, Rayburn, Vance, Forner, P. Johnson, Wynne, Betrozoff, Hargrove, Van Luven, D. Sommers, Edmondson, Miller, Bray, Basich, Mitchell and Tate).
Read first time March 6, 1991.
AN ACT Relating to teacher preparation programs; adding a new section to chapter 28B.10 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 28A.305 RCW; and creating a new section.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds that the demands on teachers in the K-12 schools are evolving as society changes. Factors such as the increase in the number of single-parent households, drug and alcohol abuse, high dropout rates, and increasing rates of crime, among other things, are changing the nature of the teaching enterprise. The legislature also finds that college and university faculty engaged in training prospective teachers need to have first-hand experience of the nature of this changing enterprise. The legislature finds that a recently certified teacher in the K-12 system is required to engage in continuing education in order to stay current in his or her field. The legislature intends to require higher education faculty whose primary responsibility is teaching prospective teachers to engage in a form of public service and continuing education by teaching in the public schools.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 28B.10 RCW to read as follows:
(1) Each teacher preparation program subject to RCW 28A.305.130(1) shall annually develop and implement a plan to increase the level of collaboration and interaction between the program's faculty and K-12 schools in the state. The plan shall require, to the maximum extent feasible, that each member of the faculty annually provide instruction in K-12 classrooms.
(2) The governing board of each state university, regional university, and state college shall adopt salary policies that ensure that faculty members fulfilling the responsibilities described in this section are appropriately rewarded for their public service and participation in continuing education.
(3) Teacher preparation programs of each state university, regional university, and state college shall be subject to the approval of the state board of education as required under RCW 28A.305.130 and section 3 of this act.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 28A.305 RCW to read as follows:
In addition to other approval requirements for teacher preparation programs under RCW 28A.305.130(1), the state board of education shall require that the program annually develop and implement a plan to increase the level of collaboration and interaction between the program's faculty and K-12 schools in the state. The plan shall require, to the maximum extent feasible, that each member of the faculty annually provide instruction in K-12 classrooms.