WSR 04-15-112

PROPOSED RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed July 20, 2004, 1:08 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 180-85-025 Continuing education--Definitions and WAC 180-85-033 Continuing education credit hour -- Definition -- Professional growth team consultation and collaboration -- School accreditation site visit team participation.

Hearing Location(s): Hockinson High School, Hockinson School District, 16819 N.E. 159th Street, Brush Prairie, WA 98606, on August 26, 2004, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 27, 2004.

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 August 11, 2004.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore, Executive Assistant, by August 11, 2004, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6025.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of these amendments to rules is to amend WAC 180-85-025 indicating education credit hours are awarded in conformance with WAC 180-85-033. Also to amend WAC 180-85-033 to include all supervisors of teacher interns (student teachers), administrator interns, educational staff associate interns, and paraprofessionals when awarding continuing education credits for their service as a supervisor.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

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

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: See Purpose above.

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, (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.

July 19, 2004

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-7344.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-18-050, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/28/02)

WAC 180-85-025   Continuing education -- Definition.   As used in this chapter, the term "continuing education" shall mean:

(1) All college and/or university credit, normally 100 level or higher, awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education, pursuant to WAC 180-78-010(6).

(2) All continuing education credit hours awarded by a vocational-technical college pursuant to WAC 180-85-030(3) and all continuing education credit hours awarded in conformance with the in-service education procedures and standards specified in this chapter by an approved in-service education agency.

(3) All continuing education credit hours awarded through a business, industry, or government internship that meets the requirements of chapter 180-83 WAC.

(4) All continuing education credit hours awarded ((through membership on a professional growth team)) in conformance with WAC 180-85-033.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 02-18-050, 180-85-025, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/28/02; 97-04-086, 180-85-025, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.415.025. 96-08-013, 180-85-025, filed 3/25/96, effective 4/25/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 94-01-104, 180-85-025, filed 12/16/93, effective 1/16/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.70.005. 89-01-043 (Order 28-88), 180-85-025, filed 12/14/88; 86-13-018 (Order 8-86), 180-85-025, filed 6/10/86.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-18-050, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/28/02)

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.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 02-18-050, 180-85-033, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/28/02.]

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