WSR 05-19-097

PROPOSED RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed September 20, 2005, 1:42 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-12-162.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 180-78A-507 and 180-79A-145, these proposed amendments provide some technical editing to the title of WAC 180-78A-507 and delays the implementation of the professional certificate requirements for principals and program administrators from August 31, 2006, until August 31, 2007.

Hearing Location(s): Educational Service District 113, 601 McPhee Road S.W., Olympia, WA 98502-5080, on October 27, 2005, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: October 28, 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 October 13, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore, Executive Assistant, by October 13, 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 changes delay the implementation date of the professional certificate for principals and program administrators to August 31, 2007.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: To clarify the title of the rule, to allow more time to develop program requirements and to allow colleges/universities more time to develop their professional certificate principal and program administrator programs.

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.

September 7, 2005

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-8193.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-21-039, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04)

WAC 180-78A-507   Overview -- Principal/program administrator((, school psychologist, school counselor, and school social worker)) professional certificate programs.   By September 1, ((2006)) 2007, all colleges and universities offering a professional certificate program for principals/program administrators must be in compliance with the new program standards. ((By September 1, 2007, all colleges and universities offering a professional certificate program for school psychologists, school counselors, and school social workers must be in compliance with the new standards for the professional certificate.)) To obtain a professional certificate, the residency principal will need to complete a state board of education approved professional certificate program, have satisfactory district evaluations for an administrator role, and document three contracted school years of employment as a principal or assistant principal; the residency program administrator will need to complete a state board of education approved professional certificate program and have satisfactory district evaluations for an administrator role.

The professional certificate for principals/program administrators requires successful demonstration of six standards at the professional certification benchmark levels, or above, and the candidate will need to provide evidence that he/she has had a positive impact on student learning.

The candidate and college or university shall develop an individual professional growth plan to be reviewed and agreed upon after input from and consultation and collaboration with his/her professional growth team. The individual growth plan shall address the six knowledge and skills standards, focus on activities that enhance student learning, and be informed by the performance evaluation process, and an analysis of the administrative context and assignment.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 04-21-039, 180-78A-507, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04; 04-04-010, 180-78A-507, filed 1/23/04, effective 2/23/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010. 02-18-037, 180-78A-507, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02.]

OTS-8355.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-15-023, filed 7/7/05, effective 8/7/05)

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

(1) Initial and continuing certificates: Teachers with program completion dates through August 31, 2000, administrators with program completion dates through August 31, 2004, and educational staff associates with program completion dates through August 31, 2005, will be issued the following levels of certificates: Provided, That initial and continuing teachers' certificates after August 31, 2000, initial and continuing principal and program administrator certificates after August 31, 2004, and initial and continuing educational staff associate certificates after August 31, 2005, 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. Initial administrator and educational staff associate certificate holders shall be issued a continuing certificate if they meet the requirements for such certificate. Initial administrator and educational staff associate certificate holders shall be issued a residency certificate if their initial certificate has lapsed or they do not meet the requirements for a continuing certificate.

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

(2) Residency and professional certificates: Teachers, administrators, and educational staff associates with program completion dates commencing with the dates indicated below will be issued the following levels of certificates:

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

(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).

(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 to teachers beginning September 1, 2001, to principals/program administrators beginning September 1, ((2006)) 2007, and to educational staff associate school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers beginning September 1, 2007. 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.410.010 and 28A.305.130. 05-15-023, 180-79A-145, filed 7/7/05, effective 8/7/05. 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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