Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-07-004.
Title of Rule: WAC 180-79A-117 Uniform expiration date.
Purpose: Explain teaching certificate expiration.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) through (4).
Summary: Amendment addressing granting an extension of the teaching certificate expiration date for educators who are called to active military duty.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: It is important to let those called to active military duty know they will be able to return to the education positions they left to defend the freedom of our country.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, (360) 725-6024.
Name of Proponent: State Board of Education.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: A number of educators in Washington state are also in one of the United States military branches. This rule change addresses an extension of the teaching certificate expiration date.
Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The proposed amendment adds a section that indicates any educator who is called to active duty by one of the United States military branches will be granted an extension of the expiration date of his/her teaching certificate. The extension is equal to the length of active duty plus the next uniform teaching certificate expiration date.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.
RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.
Hearing Location: Fife School District Administration Building, 5802 20th Street East, Tacoma, WA 98424-2000, on June 20, 2003, at 8:30 a.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore by June 13, 2003, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6027.
Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, fax (360) 586-2357, by June 13, 2003.
Date of Intended Adoption: June 20, 2003.
April 7, 2003
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.]