WSR 09-17-071

PROPOSED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed August 14, 2009, 8:59 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-14-002.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Revises WAC 181-78A-325, changing the number of hours of internship for preparation programs to provide to administrators to receive their certification. Change is required in response to budget constraints.

Hearing Location(s): Red Lion at the Park, 201 West North River Drive, Spokane, WA 99201, on September 23, 2009, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 23, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, Legislative and Policy Coordinator, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail david.brenna@k12.wa.us, fax (360) 586-4548, by September 15, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by September 15, 2009, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Reduces internship hours required for professional certification of school administrators in response to budget reductions.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: 2009 operating budget.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

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: Fiscal reduction in the state's operating budget reduces support by over 50%.

Name of Proponent: Professional educator standards board, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: David Brenna, P.O. Box 42736 [47236], 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 David Brenna, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-3631, e-mail david.brenna@k12.wa.us.

August 14, 2009

David Brenna

Legislative and

Policy Coordinator

OTS-2547.1


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

WAC 181-78A-325   Program approval requirement -- Field experience for all administrators.   The internship shall take place in an education setting serving under the general supervision of a certificated practitioner who is performing in the role for which certification is sought. Components of the required internship shall include demonstration by the candidate that he or she has the appropriate, specific relevant skills pursuant to WAC 181-78A-270. An approved preparation program for administrators and, prior to August 31, 1998, for principals, shall require an internship of at least three hundred sixty hours: Provided, That an approved preparation program for principals shall require for those persons entering the program August 31, 1998, and after, an internship which requires practice as an intern during a full school year. A "full school year" shall mean seven hundred twenty hours of which at least one-half shall be during school hours, when students and/or staff are present and include the principal performance domains as stated in WAC 181-78A-270 (2)(a) or (b): Provided, That an approved preparation program for principals shall require for those persons beginning their internship August 1, 2009, and after, an internship which requires practice as an intern during the full school year. A "full school year" shall mean five hundred forty hours of which at least one-half shall be during school hours, when students and/or staff are present: Provided further, That an approved preparation program for principals shall require for those individuals entering the program on or after September 1, 2004, an internship that shall include demonstration by the candidate that she or he has the appropriate, specific skills pursuant to the standards identified in WAC 181-78A-270 (2)(b) and meets, at minimum, the standards-based benchmarks approved by the professional educator standards board and published by the office of the superintendent of public instruction. The benchmarks may not be changed without prior professional educator standards board approval.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-78A-325, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-325, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010. 02-18-037, 180-78A-325, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-325, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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