[Filed August 22, 2018, 10:15 a.m., effective September 22, 2018]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: This permanent rule-making order adds a new section to chapter 392-140 WAC regarding the timeline for the repayment of conditional loans for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) process. The new rule aligns the loan repayment timeline with the assessment timeline for NBPTS.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: New WAC 392-140-976.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Section 513 (4)(d) of ESSB 6032 (2018).
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 18-13-084 on June 18, 2018.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 22, 2018.
Chris P. S. Reykdal
of Public Instruction
WAC 392-140-976Salary bonus for teachers and other certificated instructional staff who hold current certification by the national board—Conditional loan program.
(1) During the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years, and within available funds, certificated instructional staff who have met the eligibility requirements and have applied for certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards may receive a conditional loan of one thousand four hundred twenty-five dollars toward the current assessment fee, not including the initial up-front candidacy payment.
(2) The conditional loan shall be an advance on the first annual bonus provided under RCW 28A.405.415
. The conditional loan is provided in addition to compensation received under a district's salary allocation and shall not be included in calculations of a district's average salary and associated salary limitation under RCW 28A.400.200
(3)(a) Conditional loan recipients who fail to receive national board certification within three years following the completion of their second year of candidacy under the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards must repay the conditional loan.
(b) Repayment shall begin after the candidate has either:
(i) Obtained the national board certification;
(ii) Exhausted all years of eligibility under the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; or
(iii) Withdrawn their candidacy.
(4) The terms of repayment shall be pursuant to a promissory note or other instrument executed by the conditional loan recipient.