WSR 02-15-023

PERMANENT RULES

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed July 9, 2002, 4:42 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: July 3, 2002.

Purpose: These rules implement the 2001 state operating budget, which provides funding for salary bonuses for teachers who attain certification by the national board for professional teaching standards. Additionally, the 2002 legislature increased the number of years an employee may receive the bonus from three to four years.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: New sections WAC 392-140-970 through 392-140-974.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.150.290(2).

Other Authority: Section 514(12), chapter 7, Laws of 2001 (the state operating budget).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-10-007 on April 19, 2002.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 5, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 5, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

July 1, 2002

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

OTS-5202.2

SALARY BONUS FOR TEACHERS WHO ATTAIN CERTIFICATION BY THE NATIONAL BOARD
NEW SECTION
WAC 392-140-970   Salary bonus for teachers who attain certification by the national board -- Applicable provisions -- Authority.   The provisions of WAC 392-140-970 through 392-140-974 govern administration of the salary bonus for teachers who attain certification by the national board for professional teaching standards. The authority for WAC 392-140-970 through 392-140-974 is the state Biennial Operating Appropriations Act and RCW 28A.150.290(1).

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NEW SECTION
WAC 392-140-971   Salary bonus for teachers who attain certification by the national board -- Purpose.   These rules determine eligibility for state funding and establish guidelines for the administration of the bonus.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 392-140-972   Salary bonus for teachers who attain certification by the national board -- Definitions.   As used in this chapter:

(1) "Form SPI 1525" means the form provided by the superintendent of public instruction on which districts may request payment of the salary bonus for teachers who attain certification by the national board for professional teaching standards.

(2) "Teacher" means an employee assigned to one of the following duties as defined in the S-275 Personnel Reporting Handbook:

(a) Elementary teacher, duty root 31;

(b) Secondary teacher, duty root 32;

(c) Other teacher, duty root 33;

(d) Long-term substitute teacher, duty root 52;

(e) Contractor teacher, duty root 63; or

(f) If the district certifies that the employee is assigned teaching responsibilities or serves as a mentor teacher:

(i) Other support personnel, duty root 40;

(ii) Library media specialist, duty root 41;

(iii) Counselor, duty root 42; or

(iv) Reading resource specialist, duty root 49.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 392-140-973   Salary bonus for teachers who attain certification by the national board -- Eligibility.   Candidates who are eligible for the bonus shall be limited to those meeting the following requirements:

(1) Hold current certification by the national board for professional teaching standards; and

(2) Who are:

(a) Teachers employed full time or part time by Washington public school districts or educational service districts pursuant to RCW 28A.405.210; or

(b) Teachers employed full time or part time by a contractor pursuant to WAC 392-121-188 and 392-121-206 (2)(a).

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NEW SECTION
WAC 392-140-974   Salary bonus for teachers who attain certification by the national board -- Administrative procedures.   (1) School districts that employ teachers eligible for the salary bonus shall report those employees to the office of superintendent of public instruction by submitting Form SPI 1525 for each individual.

(2) Districts shall document each teacher's eligibility by maintaining on file for audit a copy of the teacher's national board certification notice and, if the teacher is not shown on Report S-275, evidence of employment and duties assigned.

(3) Report forms received by the superintendent of public instruction by the 15th of the month shall be paid in that month's apportionment and displayed on Report 1197, in revenue account 4158.

(4) For each candidate, the superintendent of public instruction shall send the district the amount of the salary bonus set in the operating appropriations act plus an amount for the district's (employer) portion of social security benefits.

(5) The district shall pay the bonus to the employee in a lump sum amount on a supplemental contract pursuant to RCW 28A.400.200.

(6) The salary bonus is excluded from the definition of "earnable compensation" under RCW 41.32.010(10).

(7) Teachers achieving certification by the national board for professional teaching standards shall receive the salary bonus for no more than four years.

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