WSR 02-19-015

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed September 6, 2002, 2:16 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 180-78A-505 Overview -- Professional certificate program and 180-78A-535 Approval standard -- Program design.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.410.010.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Two proposed amendments are needed:

(1) Removes the requirement of the completion of provisional status for admission to the professional certificate program.

(2) Allows an individual teaching in a state agency to be eligible for admission to a professional certificate program.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 586-2357, TTY (360) 664-3631. For telephone assistance contact Larry Davis at (360) 725-6024.

September 6, 2002

Larry Davis

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office