WSR 99-07-057

EMERGENCY RULES

STATE BOARD FOR

COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES

[ Filed March 16, 1999, 2:02 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: March 4, 1999.

Purpose: Exceptional faculty awards trust fund.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 131-16-450.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28B.50 RCW.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.

Reasons for this Finding: Clarifies how many grant awards are allowed per college in each biennium.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

March 11, 1999

Claire C. Krueger

Executive Assistant and

Agency Rules Coordinator

OTS-2801.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-15-007, filed 7/2/98, effective 8/2/98)

WAC 131-16-450
Exceptional faculty awards trust fund.

(1) Pursuant to chapter 29, Laws of 1990, the community and technical college exceptional faculty award program shall be subject to the following limitations:

(a) All funds generated by and through this program shall be credited to the college district's exceptional faculty local endowment trust fund, from which only the earnings of such funds may be expended for the purpose of this program.

(b) Authorization to transfer funds from the exceptional faculty award trust fund in the state treasury to a college district endowment fund shall be contingent upon certification by the college district that no less than twenty-five thousand dollars of matching cash donations from private sources has been deposited in the district endowment fund.

(c) Grants to individual colleges shall not exceed: ((Two)) Four grants to each college, ((each year, beginning July 1, 1998)) in any single biennium.

(d) Award of requested grants to colleges shall be contingent upon determination by the state board for community and technical college that the request is consistent with and meets the requirements of these guidelines.  Further, if grant requests exceed available funds, the state board for community and technical college shall select the recipients.

(e) Funds granted for the purposes of the faculty awards program shall be held in trust by the district for the college to which such funds were specifically awarded.

(f) Each college district shall establish procedures by which awards may be named in honor of a donor, benefactor, or honoree; may designate the use of funds; and may renew or redesignate the award annually.

(g) By September 1 of each year beginning in 1991, each district shall report to the state board for community and technical college the amount of contributed endowment funds, their earnings, type of investments, and uses made during the previous fiscal year.

(h) The process for determining awards shall be subject to collective bargaining, except that the amount of individual awards and the recipient(s) shall be determined by the district board of trustees.

(i) Only persons holding faculty assignments as defined by RCW 28B.52.020(2) shall be eligible to receive awards under this section.

(2) The award of exceptional faculty grants from the district endowment fund shall be subject to the following limitations:

(a) The proceeds from the endowment fund shall be used to pay expenses for faculty awards, which may include in-service training, temporary substitute or replacement costs directly associated with faculty development programs, conferences, travel, publication and dissemination of exemplary projects; to make a one time supplement to the salary of the holder or holders of a faculty award, for the duration of the award; or to pay expenses associated with the holder's program area.

(b) Funds from this program shall not be used to supplant existing faculty development funds.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.50 RCW.  98-15-007, 131-16-450, filed 7/2/98, effective 8/2/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.090 (7)(d) and (10), 28B.50.851, 28B.15.502(4), 28B.15.522, 28B.50.140(3) and 1990 c 29.  90-20-009 (Order 122, Resolution Nos. 90-42 and 90-43), 131-16-450, filed 9/20/90, effective 10/21/90.]

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