WSR 05-08-046

PROPOSED RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed March 30, 2005, 1:58 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 180-85-033 Continuing education -- Definition -- Professional growth team consultation and collaboration--School accreditation site visit team participation -- National board for professional teaching standards assessment -- Supervisors.

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 amendment to this rule allows an individual to use continuing education credit hours (clock hours) earned through a professional growth plan for certification purposes.

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-7993.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-20-094, filed 10/5/04, effective 11/5/04)

WAC 180-85-033   Continuing education credit hour -- Definition -- Professional growth team consultation and collaboration -- School accreditation site visit team participation -- National Board for Professional Teaching Standards assessment -- Supervisors.   (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.

(3)(a) Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter to the contrary, individuals officially designated as a supervisor by a college/university, school district, educational service district, an approved private school, a state agency providing educational services to students or the superintendent of public instruction, a person holding a valid educational certificate pursuant to RCW 28A.410.010 shall receive the equivalent of ten continuing education credit hours for service as a supervisor. The person may not receive more than the equivalent of twenty continuing education credit hours during a calendar year period.

(b) The term "supervisor" shall mean individuals officially designated as a supervisor by a college/university, school district, educational service district, an approved private school, a state agency providing educational services to students, or the office of superintendent of public instruction for supervising the training of teacher interns, administrative interns, educational staff associate interns, and paraprofessionals.

(4) A person holding a valid educational certificate pursuant to RCW 28A.410.010 shall receive the equivalent of forty-five continuing education credit hours for completion of an assessment process as part of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certificate application. Upon achieving National Board certification, the individual shall receive the equivalent of an additional forty-five continuing education credit hours for a total of ninety continuing education credit hours per National Board certificate.

(5) Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter to the contrary, for designing and completing a professional growth plan under the provisions of WAC 180-85-034, participants shall receive the equivalent of up to thirty continuing education credit hours, as defined by this section, during a school year.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 04-20-094, 180-85-033, filed 10/5/04, effective 11/5/04; 02-18-050, 180-85-033, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/28/02.]

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