WSR 04-24-048

PROPOSED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed November 29, 2004, 2:09 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-19 [04-19-005].

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-01-004 Appeals process.

Hearing Location(s): PESB Meeting, Viewpoint at West Bay, 2100 West Bay Drive N.W., Olympia, WA 98502, on January 12-13, 2005, at 3:30 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 13, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Esther Baker, Old Capitol Building, 600 Washington Street, S. Rom 249, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504-7236, e-mail ebaker@ospi.wednet.edu, fax (360) 586-4548 by January 3, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Esther Baker, (360) 725-6277, by January 3, 2005, TTY (360) 664-3631.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed rule addresses RCW 28A.410.220(3) wherein "the Washington professional educator standards board may permit exceptions from the assessment requirements under subsections (1) and (2) of this section on a case-by-case basis. Consistent with the discretion accorded to the professional educator standards board in RCW 28A.410.220(3), the exemptions and extensions provided for in WAC 181-01-001 through 181-01-003, shall be the sole exceptions to the WEST-B and WEST-E assessment requirements."

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The exemptions and extensions provided for in WAC 181-01-001 through 181-01-003 adequately provide for any requests made on a case-by-case basis.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.220(3).

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: Consistent with the discretion accorded to the professional educator standards board in RCW 28A.410.220(3), the exemptions and extensions provided for in WAC 181-01-001 through 181-01-003, shall be the sole exemptions to the WEST-B and WEST-E assessment requirements.

Name of Proponent: Professional Educator Standards Board, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Esther Baker, Professional Educator Standards Board, (360) 725-6277.

November 8, 2004

Esther Baker

Program Director

Teacher Assessments

OTS-7668.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 181-01-004   Appeals process.   The Washington professional educator standards board may permit exceptions from the assessment requirements under RCW 28A.410.220 (1) and (2) on a case-by-case basis. Consistent with the discretion accorded to the professional educator standards board in RCW 28A.410.220(3), the exemptions and extensions provided for in WAC 181-01-001 through 181-01-003, shall be the sole exceptions to the WEST-B and WEST-E assessment requirements.

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