WSR 03-08-060

EMERGENCY RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed March 31, 2003, 1:43 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: March 21, 2003.

Purpose: WAC 180-79A-117 Uniform expiration date, due to recent call up of active United States military duty, some educators will be unable to complete the necessary requirements to maintain the validity of their teaching certificate. The purpose of the proposed amendment is to recognize the call to serve that is beyond their control and grant an appropriate extension of time to maintain validity of their certificate.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-79A-117.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305 [28A.305.130] (1) through (4).

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: Call to active military duty.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 31, 2003

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-6291.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-04-018, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02)

WAC 180-79A-117   Uniform expiration date.   (1) All certificates issued for one or more stated years shall expire on June 30 of the stated year and shall be calculated as follows:

(a) Certificates issued prior to June 30 of a calendar year, other than limited certificates issued pursuant to WAC 180-79A-231, shall have the expiration date of the certificate calculated on the basis such certificate was issued on June 30 of the same calendar year regardless of the date of issuance.

(b) Certificates issued July 1 or later in the calendar year, other than limited certificates issued pursuant to WAC 180-79A-231, shall have the expiration date of the certificate calculated on the basis such certificate was issued on June 30 of the next calendar year regardless of the date of issuance.

(c) All valid existing certificates scheduled to expire on August 31 of a given year shall be valid until June 30 of the following year.

(2) An applicant who holds a valid certificate, who submits an application for further certification prior to the expiration date of that certificate, and who meets all the requirements of WAC 180-79A-128, shall be granted a one hundred eighty-day permit as provided in chapter 180-79A WAC.

(3) Any educator who is called up to active duty by one of the U.S. military branches shall be granted an extension of the expiration date of his/her certificate. The extension shall be equal to the length of active duty service calculated to the next uniform expiration date.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 02-04-018, 180-79A-117, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-79A-117, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 98-05-024, 180-79A-117, filed 2/6/98, effective 3/9/98; 97-04-088, 180-79A-117, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]

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