WSR 07-24-076

PROPOSED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed December 4, 2007, 5:22 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-21-101.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-85-033 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 -- First peoples' language/culture.

Hearing Location(s): Comfort Inn, 1620 74th Avenue S.W., Tumwater, WA, US 98501, phone (360) 352-0691, on January 16, 2008, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 16, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, 98504, e-mail nasue.nishida@k12.wa.us, fax (360) 586-4548, by January 11, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Nasue Nishida by January 11, 2008, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of these changes is to comply with passed legislation in SB 5269.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210 and 28A.410.010.

Statute Being Implemented: Amending/adding to chapters 28A.415 and 28A.410 RCW.

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

Name of Proponent: Professional educator standards board, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 42736, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-6238.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed amendment does not have an impact on small business and therefore does not meet the requirements for a statement under RCW 19.85.030 (1) or (2).

A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 47236, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail nasue.nishida@k12.wa.us.

December 4, 2007

Nasue Nishida

Policy and Research Analyst

OTS-1243.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-14-010, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06)

WAC 181-85-033   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 -- First peoples' language, culture and oral tribal traditions.   (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 181-78A-010 and 181-78A-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.

(5) Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter to the contrary, for designing and completing a professional growth plan under the provisions of WAC 181-85-034, participants shall receive the equivalent of no more than sixty continuing education credit hours over a period of two school years, as defined by this chapter.

(6) Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, individuals who receive in-service training or continuing education according to RCW 28A.415.020(6) in first peoples' language, culture and oral tribal traditions provided by a sovereign tribal government participating in the Washington state first peoples' language, culture and oral tribal traditions teacher certification program authorized under RCW 28A.410.045 shall be considered approved in-service training or approved continuing education under this section.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-85-033, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-85-033, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 05-19-104, 180-85-033, filed 9/20/05, effective 10/21/05; 04-20-094, 180-85-033, filed 10/5/04, effective 11/5/04; 02-18-050, 180-85-033, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/28/02.]

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