WSR 02-08-034

EMERGENCY RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed March 29, 2002, 11:46 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: March 22, 2002.

Purpose: It is recommended that the State Board of Education (SBE) adopt on an emergency basis the proposed amendments to SBE policy/policies in chapter 180-97 WAC, Excellence in teacher preparation award, as presented herein. Said amendments shall become effective immediately for a period of one hundred twenty days upon date of filing with the state Code Reviser pursuant to RCW 34.05.328.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 180-97-005, 180-97-015, 180-97-020, 180-97-050, 180-97-070, 180-97-090 and 180-97-100; and amending WAC 180-97-003, 180-97-010, 180-97-040, 180-97-060, and 180-97-080.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.625.360 and 28A.625.3801.

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: In 2000, the legislature and governor established the Professional Educator Standards Board. As a consequence, a number of previously existing advisory committees to the State Board of Education, including the Professional Education Advisory Committee (PEAC), were replaced by the standards board. The proposed rule changes primarily address the fact that the PEAC no longer exists.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 5, Repealed 7.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 5, Repealed 7.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 5, Repealed 7; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

March 22, 2002

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-5351.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 90-24-066, filed 12/5/90, effective 1/5/91)

WAC 180-97-003   Purpose and authority.   (1) The purpose of this chapter is to set forth policies, selection criteria, and administrative procedures for establishing an annual Washington award for excellence in education for higher education teacher educators.

(2) The authority for this chapter is ((Title 28A)) RCW ((which authorizes the state board of education to adopt rules relating to the administration of a Washington award for excellence in education for higher education teacher educators)) 28A.625.380.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.625.360. 90-24-066, 180-97-003, filed 12/5/90, effective 1/5/91.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 90-24-066, filed 12/5/90, effective 1/5/91)

WAC 180-97-010   Definitions(( -- Teacher educator)).   ((As used in this chapter,)) (1) The term "teacher educator" means: A person employed by a college or university with a state board of education approved teacher preparation program who serves as a faculty member or administrator in the approved teacher education program.

(2) The term "professional education advisory board" means: One of the professional education advisory boards approved by the state board of education as defined in WAC 180-78A-075(1) (Professional education advisory board for teacher preparation programs).

(3) The term "educational grant" means an amount not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars for a professional education advisory board which shall be awarded by the state board of education upon receipt of a grant application identifying the educational purpose for which the grant will be used, submitted pursuant to WAC 180-97-100. The professional education advisory board shall use the educational grant funds to enhance the recipient's competencies.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.625.360. 90-24-066, 180-97-010, filed 12/5/90, effective 1/5/91.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 90-24-066, filed 12/5/90, effective 1/5/91)

WAC 180-97-040   Selection of recipients -- Nomination form.   (1) Any teacher professional education advisory board, or individual, may nominate a higher education teacher education faculty member on the form provided by the superintendent of public instruction for that purpose. ((The nomination form and information about the awards program shall be disseminated to all teacher professional education advisory boards and to each of the deans and directors of education at colleges and universities with state board of education approved teacher education programs.))

(2) The nomination application form shall include at a minimum:

(a) The name of the person nominated.

(b) The college or university name and address where the person is employed.

(c) Evidence related to the nominee's:

(i) Involvement in creating or implementing innovative developments in the nominee's teacher preparation program.

(ii) Leadership among professional colleagues and with students or the community.

(iii) Contributions to the field, such as education related curriculum, research, and/or field services activities.

(iv) Excellence in teaching.

(v) Communicating with legislators, common school teachers, and administrators and others about the nominee's teacher preparation program.

(vi) Contributions in preparing teacher candidates to implement the state learning goals and essential academic learning requirements to have a positive impact on K-12 student learning.

(d) The evidence presented for (c)(i) through (v) of this subsection is encouraged to reflect the nominee's years of service with the teacher preparation program.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.625.360. 90-24-066, 180-97-040, filed 12/5/90, effective 1/5/91.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-01-024, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98)

WAC 180-97-060   Selection of recipients -- Review committee.   ((Recipients shall be selected as follows:

A committee composed of no fewer than five members of the professional education advisory committee shall be appointed by the chairperson of the professional education advisory committee as defined in WAC 180-78-015. Committee membership shall include individuals selected from no fewer than three of the following categories:

(1) Teachers.

(2) School administrators.

(3) Higher education representatives.

(4) Persons from the other groups represented on the professional education advisory committee.

Provided,)) (1) The president of the state board of education shall appoint annually a committee to review and select the recipient for the Washington award for excellence in teacher preparation. The committee shall include:

(a) The chair or other member of the state board's professional development and certification committee;

(b) Two members representing higher education teacher preparation programs;

(c) Two teachers; and

(d) The chairs of the legislative education and higher education committees.

(2) No person who represents a higher education teacher education institution from which a nomination has been received, or is a member of that college or university's professional education advisory board, shall be allowed to vote on that individual's nomination.

(3) In making the selection, the committee may give consideration to the nominees' recent contributions to the field and shall be guided by the criteria under WAC 180-97-040.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.625.380. 98-01-024, 180-97-060, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.625.360. 90-24-066, 180-97-060, filed 12/5/90, effective 1/5/91.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 90-24-066, filed 12/5/90, effective 1/5/91)

WAC 180-97-080   Award ((for the teacher educator)).   The Washington award for excellence in teacher preparation shall include:

(1) A certificate presented by the governor, the president of the state board of education, and the superintendent of public instruction at a public ceremony; and

(2)(a) A grant which shall not exceed two thousand five hundred dollars to the professional education advisory board of the institution from which the teacher educator is selected.

(b) The professional education advisory board must submit the grant application within one year after the award is received by the recognized recipient. The grant application shall identify the educational purpose toward which the grant will be used and shall be awarded by the superintendent of public instruction after the state board of education has approved the application.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.625.360. 90-24-066, 180-97-080, filed 12/5/90, effective 1/5/91.]


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 180-97-005 Purpose.
WAC 180-97-015 Definition -- Professional education advisory board.
WAC 180-97-020 Definition -- Educational grant.
WAC 180-97-050 Selection of recipients -- Necessary information.
WAC 180-97-070 Selection criteria.
WAC 180-97-090 Award for the professional education advisory board.
WAC 180-97-100 Application -- Professional education advisory board.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office