WSR 18-24-111
[Filed December 4, 2018, 2:35 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 18-17-123.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amends WAC 179-17-040 describing requirements for the advanced paraeducator certificate.
Hearing Location(s): On January 10, 2019, at 8:30, at ESD 113, 6005 Tyee Drive S.W., Tumwater, WA 98512.
Date of Intended Adoption: January 10, 2019.
Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, 600 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, email, fax 360-586-4548, by January 3, 2019.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna, phone 360-725-6238, fax 360-586-4548, email, by January 3, 2019.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Amended regulations for the advanced paraeducator certificate as required in HB [ESHB] 1115 (2017).
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Statutory requirement.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A.413 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 28A.413 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: State legislature, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: David Brenna, 600 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, 360-725-6238.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Regulatory change does not have a fiscal impact.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(3) as the rule content is explicitly and specifically dictated by statute.
December 4, 2018
David Brenna
Senior Policy Analyst
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 18-17-012, filed 8/2/18, effective 9/2/18)
WAC 179-17-040Process.
(1) To attain the advanced paraeducator certificate, the paraeducator must complete seventy-five continuing education credit hours of training in topics related to the duties of an advanced paraeducator; ((and))
(2) Professional growth plans may be completed towards the attainment or renewal of the advanced paraeducator certificate; and
(3) The paraeducator shall be responsible for completing filing requirements with the superintendent of public instruction, in accordance with WAC 179-01-020, the completion of the advanced paraeducator certificate.