[Filed July 31, 2018, 2:43 p.m., effective August 31, 2018]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Creates new chapter 179-01 WAC pertaining to authority and definitions.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: New chapter 179-01 WAC.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A.413
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 18-12-054 on May 31, 2018.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 2 , Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: July 25, 2018.
Senior Policy Analyst
Chapter 179-01 WAC
WAC 179-01-010Authority for Title 179 WAC.
The authority for this title is RCW 28A.413.020
which creates and authorizes the paraeducator board with the powers and duties to effectively and efficiently implement chapter 28A.413
The definitions set forth in this section apply throughout this title.
(1)(a) "Paraeducator" means a classified public school or school district employee who works under the supervision of a certificated or licensed staff member, from grades kindergarten to grade 12, to support and assist in providing instructional and other services to students and their families, including library assistants, and excluding bus monitors, lunchroom aides, and community service aides.
(b) Paraeducators are not considered certificated instructional staff as that term and its meaning are used in this title.
(2) "College or university" means any accredited institution as defined in WAC 250-61-050.
(3) "Certificate," as used in this title:
(a) Means a credential earned by a paraeducator who has met the minimum completion requirements listed in the chapters of this title; and
(b) Does not hold the same meaning as used in Title 181 WAC.
(4) "Expire," as used in this title, means that the credential earned by the paraeducator is no longer valid.
(5) "Filing requirements," as used in this title, as defined in chapter 181-85 WAC.