PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
[Filed November 5, 1997, 10:30 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendments to WAC 180-78A-165 Approval standard--Knowledge and skills and to 180-79A-433 Academic requirements for certification--School nurse, school occupational therapist, school physical therapist, and school speech-language pathologist or audiologist.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2) and 28A.410.010.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The amendments would align the knowledge and skills required for approval of administrator and educational staff associate preparation programs with the state learning goals and essential academic learning requirements. It would also include the state goals and learning requirements in the thirty clock hour course required for certain educational staff associate roles.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other federal or state agency regulates this subject.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by sending written comments to Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, FAX (360) 586-2357, TDD (360) 664-3631. For telephone assistance contact Larry Davis, (360) 753-6715.