WSR 05-08-041

PROPOSED RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed March 30, 2005, 1:52 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-08-056.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 180-79A-145 Levels of certificates, initial/residency and continuing/professional.

Hearing Location(s): Hyak Lodge, Snoqualmie Pass, Washington, on May 11, 2005, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 12, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Larry Davis, Executive Director, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, e-mail ldavis@ospi.wednet.edu, fax (360) 586-2357, by April 27, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore, Executive Assistant, by April 27, 2005, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6025.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed amendments provide that the five year validity period of the residency certificate will begin when the individual has completed provisional status employment in a public school or two years of successfully experience in an approved private school or state institution providing educational services to students.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: State Board of Education, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, Washington, (360) 725-6025.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.

March 25, 2005

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-7990.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-21-040, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04)

WAC 180-79A-145   Levels of certificates, initial/residency and continuing/professional.   Two levels of certification may be issued.

(1) Through August 31, 2000, for teachers, through August 31, 2004, for administrators, and through August 31, 2005, for educational staff associates, the following levels of certificates will be issued: Provided, That after August 31, 2000, initial and continuing teachers' certificates, after August 31, 2004, initial and continuing principal and program administrator certificates, and after August 31, 2005, initial and continuing educational staff associate certificates will be issued only to previous Washington certificate holders, pursuant to WAC 180-79A-123:

(a) Initial certificate. The initial teacher certificate is valid for four years and the initial administrator and educational staff associate certificates are valid for seven years. Initial teacher certificates shall be subject to renewal pursuant to WAC 180-79A-250(1) and 180-79A-123. Initial administrator and educational staff associate certificates shall not be subject to renewal.

(b) Continuing certificate. The continuing certificate is valid on a continuing basis as specified in WAC 180-79A-250(3).

(2) The following levels of certificates will be issued to teachers, administrators, and educational staff associates commencing with the dates indicated below:

(a) Residency certificate. The residency certificate will be issued beginning September 1, 2000, to teachers, beginning September 1, 2004, to principal/program administrators, and no later than September 1, 2005, to educational staff associate school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers.

(b) The residency certificate for principals, program administrators, and educational staff associates is valid for five years and shall be subject to renewal pursuant to WAC 180-79A-250 (2)(b) and (c).

(((b))) (c) The first issue of a residency certificate for teachers employed in a school district or state agency that provides educational services for students shall be valid until the holder is no longer on provisional status. When the teacher for the first time in their career completes provisional status, their residency certificate will be reissued with a five-year expiration date. Prior to the expiration date, the teacher must earn a professional certificate or meet residency renewal requirements under WAC 180-79A-250 (2)(a).

(d) The first issue of a residency certificate for teachers employed in a state approved private school shall be valid until the holder has completed two years of successful teaching. When the teacher for the first time in their career completes two years of successful teaching, their residency certificate will be reissued with a five-year expiration date. Prior to the expiration date, the teacher must earn a professional certificate or meet residency renewal requirements under WAC 180-79A-250 (2)(a).

(e) The first issue of a residency certificate for principals, program administrators, and educational staff associates shall be valid until the holder has completed two successful years of service in the role. When the principal, program administrator, or educational staff associate for the first time in their career completes two years of successful service in a school district, state approved private school, or state agency, their residency certificate will be reissued with a five-year expiration date. Prior to the expiration date, the candidate must earn a professional certificate or meet residency renewal requirements under WAC 180-79A-250 (2)(b) and (c).

(f) Professional certificate. The professional certificate will be issued beginning September 1, 2001, to teachers, beginning September 1, 2006, to principal/program administrators, and beginning September 1, 2007, to educational staff associate school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers. The professional certificate is valid for five years and shall be subject to renewal pursuant to WAC 180-79A-250. Provided, That a professional teacher's certificate based on the possession of a valid teacher's certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards National Board Certification pursuant to WAC 180-79A-257 (3)(b) or 180-79A-206 (3)(a) shall be valid for five years or until the expiration of the National Board Certificate, whichever is greater.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.401.010 [28A.410.010]. 04-21-040, 180-79A-145, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010. 02-18-037, 180-79A-145, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 01-09-004, 180-79A-145, filed 4/5/01, effective 5/6/01; 00-03-048, 180-79A-145, filed 1/14/00, effective 2/14/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-79A-145, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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