WSR 98-05-024

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

[Filed February 6, 1998, 3:32 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: January 29, 1998.

Purpose: The amendment changes the uniform expiration date on educator certificates from August 31 to June 30.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-79A-117 Uniform expiration date and 180-85-100 Calculation of lapse dates.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-01-202 on December 23, 1997.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 2, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 2, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

February 6, 1998

Larry Davis

Executive Director

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-04-088, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)

WAC 180-79A-117 Uniform expiration date. (1) All certificates issued for one or more stated years shall expire on ((August 31)) June 30 of the stated year and shall be calculated as follows:

(((1))) (a) Certificates issued prior to ((October 1)) June 30 of a calendar year shall have the expiration date of the certificate calculated on the basis such certificate was issued on ((September 1)) June 30 of the same calendar year regardless of the date of issuance.

(((2))) (b) Certificates issued ((October 1)) July 1 or later in the calendar year, other than limited certificates issued pursuant to WAC 180-79A-230, shall have the expiration date of the certificate calculated on the basis such certificate was issued on ((September 1)) June 30 of the next calendar year regardless of the date of issuance.

(((3))) (c) All ((such)) valid existing certificates ((issued prior to the effective date of this section and)) scheduled to expire ((prior to)) on August 31 of a given year((, regardless of such stated expiration date,)) shall be valid until ((August 31)) June 30 of the ((stated)) following year ((of expiration)).

(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-225, shall be granted a one hundred eighty-day permit as provided in WAC 180-79A-225.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 97-04-088, 180-79A-117, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 90-12-076, filed 6/1/90, effective 7/2/90)

WAC 180-85-100 Calculation of lapse dates. The lapse dates of certificates affected by this chapter shall be calculated as follows:

(1) Certificates issued prior to ((October 1)) June 30 of a ((given)) calendar year shall have ((a)) the lapse date of ((August 31 of the subsequent fifth)) the certificate calculated on the basis such certificate was issued on June 30 of the same calendar year ((and of each fifth calendar year thereafter)) regardless of the date of issuance.

(2) Certificates issued ((on or after October 1 of a given)) July 1 or later in the calendar year shall have ((a)) the lapse date of ((August 31 of the subsequent sixth)) the certificate calculated on the basis that such certificate was issued on June 30 of the next calendar year ((and of each fifth calendar year thereafter)) regardless of the date of issuance.

(3) If a holder of an affected professional certificate qualifies for a different affected professional certificate--e.g., a holder of a continuing teaching certificate who subsequently qualifies for a continuing administrative certificate--the lapse dates of the new affected professional certificate shall be the same as provided on the first affected ((professional)) certificate.

(4) ((If a holder of a certificate, issued prior to the effective date of the 1990 amendments to this section, has a lapse date of June 30 the certificate is hereby extended to August 31 of the same year without reissuance of the certificate.)) All valid continuing certificates scheduled to lapse on August 31 of a given year shall be valid until June 30 of the following year.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.70.005. 90-12-076, 180-85-100, filed 6/1/90, effective 7/2/90; 86-13-018 (Order 8-86), 180-85-100, filed 6/10/86.]

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