WSR 02-18-050

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed August 28, 2002, 3:43 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 23, 2002.

Purpose: The purpose of the amendment and new section is to expand the definition of continuing education and credit hours to include service on a professional growth team.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-85-025.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-14-107 on July 2, 2002.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The incentive created for teachers and administrators to serve on professional growth teams is extended to encourage certificated staff to serve on school accreditation site visit teams.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

August 27, 2002

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-5685.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-04-086, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)

WAC 180-85-025   Continuing education -- Definition.   As used in this chapter, the term "continuing education" shall mean:

(1) All college and/or university credit, normally 100 level or higher, awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education, pursuant to WAC 180-78-010(6).

(2) All continuing education credit hours awarded by a vocational-technical college pursuant to WAC 180-85-030(3) and all continuing education credit hours awarded in conformance with the in-service education procedures and standards specified in this chapter by an approved in-service education agency.

(3) All continuing education credit hours awarded through a business, industry, or government internship that meets the requirements of chapter 180-83 WAC.

(4) All continuing education credit hours awarded through membership on a professional growth team in conformance with WAC 180-85-033.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 97-04-086, 180-85-025, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.415.025. 96-08-013, 180-85-025, filed 3/25/96, effective 4/25/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 94-01-104, 180-85-025, filed 12/16/93, effective 1/16/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.70.005. 89-01-043 (Order 28-88), 180-85-025, filed 12/14/88; 86-13-018 (Order 8-86), 180-85-025, filed 6/10/86.]


NEW SECTION
WAC 180-85-033   Continuing education credit hour -- Definition -- Professional growth team consultation and collaboration -- School accreditation site visit team participation.   (1) Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter to the contrary, for consultation and collaboration as a member of an approved professional growth team, as defined by WAC 180-78A-010 and 180-78A-505, members of a professional growth team, excluding the candidate, shall receive the equivalent of ten continuing education credit hours. The team member may not receive more than the equivalent of twenty continuing education credit hours, as defined by this section, during a calendar year period.

(2) A person holding a valid educational certificate pursuant to RCW 28A.410.010 shall receive the equivalent of ten continuing education credit hours for serving on a school accreditation site visit team. The person may not receive more than the equivalent of twenty continuing education credit hours during a calendar year period.

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