CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2414
2002 Regular Session
Passed by the House February 13, 2002
Yeas 97 Nays 0
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate March 5, 2002
Yeas 47 Nays 0
I, Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2414 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
President of the Senate
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2414
Passed Legislature - 2002 Regular Session
State of Washington 57th Legislature 2002 Regular Session
By House Committee on Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Haigh, Anderson, Quall, Talcott, Tokuda, McIntire, Kenney, Chase and Schual‑Berke; by request of Governor Locke, Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Board of Education and Professional Educator Standards Board)
Read first time 02/05/2002.
AN ACT Relating to the professional educator standards board; and amending RCW 28A.410.200 and 28A.410.220.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 28A.410.200 and 2000 c 39 s 102 are each amended to read as follows:
(1)(a) The Washington professional educator standards board is created, consisting of nineteen members to be appointed by the governor to four-year terms and the superintendent of public instruction, who shall be an ex officio, nonvoting member.
(b) As the four-year terms of the first appointees expire or vacancies to the board occur for the first time, the governor shall appoint or reappoint the members of the board to one-year to four-year staggered terms. Once the one-year to three-year terms expire, all subsequent terms shall be for four years, with the terms expiring on June 30th of the applicable year. The terms shall be staggered in such a way that, where possible, the terms of members representing a specific group do not expire simultaneously.
(c) No person may serve as a member of the board for more than two consecutive full four-year terms.
(d) The governor shall annually appoint the chair of the board from among the teachers and principals on the board. No board member may serve as chair for more than two consecutive years.
(2) Seven of the members shall be public school teachers, one shall be a private school teacher, three shall represent higher education educator preparation programs, four shall be school administrators, two shall be educational staff associates, one shall be a parent, and one shall be a member of the public.
(3) Public school teachers appointed to the board must:
(a) Have at least three years of teaching experience in a Washington public school;
(b) Be currently certificated and actively employed in a teaching position; and
(c) Include one teacher currently teaching at the elementary school level, one at the middle school level, one at the high school level, and one vocationally certificated.
(4) Private school teachers appointed to the board must:
(a) Have at least three years of teaching experience in a Washington approved private school; and
(b) Be currently certificated and actively employed in a teaching position in an approved private school.
(5) Appointees from higher education educator preparation programs must include two representatives from institutions of higher education as defined in RCW 28B.10.016 and one representative from an institution of higher education as defined in RCW 28B.07.020(4).
(6) School administrators appointed to the board must:
(a) Have at least three years of administrative experience in a Washington public school district;
(b) Be currently certificated and actively employed in a school administrator position; and
(c) Include two public school principals, one Washington approved private school principal, and one superintendent.
(7) Educational staff associates appointed to the board must:
(a) Have at least three years of educational staff associate experience in a Washington public school district; and
(b) Be currently certificated and actively employed in an educational staff associate position.
(8) Each major caucus of the house of representatives and the senate shall submit a list of at least one public school teacher. In making the public school teacher appointments, the governor shall select one nominee from each list provided by each caucus. The governor shall appoint the remaining members of the board from a list of qualified nominees submitted to the governor by organizations representative of the constituencies of the board, from applications from other qualified individuals, or from both nominees and applicants.
(9) All appointments to the board made by the governor shall be subject to confirmation by the senate.
(10) The governor shall appoint the members of the initial board no later than June 1, 2000.
(11) In appointing board members, the governor shall consider the diversity of the population of the state.
(12) Each member of the board shall be compensated in accordance with RCW 43.03.240 and shall be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred in carrying out the duties of the board in accordance with RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.
(13) The governor may remove a member of the board for neglect of duty, misconduct, malfeasance or misfeasance in office, or for incompetency or unprofessional conduct as defined in chapter 18.130 RCW. In such a case, the governor shall file with the secretary of state a statement of the causes for and the order of removal from office, and the secretary of state shall send a certified copy of the statement of causes and order of removal to the last known post office address of the member.
(14) If a vacancy occurs on the board, the governor shall appoint a replacement member from the nominees as specified in subsection (8) of this section to fill the remainder of the unexpired term. When filling a vacancy of a member nominated by a major caucus of the legislature, the governor shall select the new member from a list of at least one name submitted by the same caucus that provided the list from which the retiring member was appointed.
(15) Members of the board shall hire an executive director and an administrative assistant to reside in the office of the superintendent of public instruction for administrative purposes only.
Sec. 2. RCW 28A.410.220 and 2000 c 39 s 201 are each amended to read as follows:
(1)(a) Beginning not later than September 1, 2001, the Washington professional educator standards board shall make available and pilot a means of assessing an applicant's knowledge in the basic skills. For the purposes of this section, "basic skills" means the subjects of at least reading, writing, and mathematics. Beginning September 1, 2002, except as provided in (c) of this subsection and subsection (3) of this section, passing this assessment shall be required for admission to approved teacher preparation programs and for persons from out-of-state applying for a Washington state residency teaching certificate.
(b) On an individual student basis, approved teacher preparation programs may admit into their programs a candidate who has not achieved the minimum basic skills assessment score established by the Washington professional educator standards board. Individuals so admitted may not receive residency certification without passing the basic skills assessment under this section.
(c) The Washington professional educator standards board may establish criteria to ensure that persons from out-of-state who are applying for residency certification and persons applying to master's degree level teacher preparation programs can demonstrate to the board's satisfaction that they have the requisite basic skills based upon having completed another basic skills assessment acceptable to the Washington professional educator standards board or by some other alternative approved by the Washington professional educator standards board.
(2) Beginning not later
than September 1, 2002, the Washington professional educator standards board
shall provide for the initial piloting and implementation of a means of
assessing an applicant's knowledge in the subjects for which the applicant has
applied for an endorsement to his or her residency or professional teaching
certificate. The assessment of subject knowledge shall not include
instructional methodology. Beginning September 1, ((
passing this assessment shall be required to receive an endorsement for
(3) The Washington professional educator standards board may permit exceptions from the assessment requirements under subsections (1) and (2) of this section on a case-by-case basis.
(4) The Washington professional educator standards board shall provide for reasonable accommodations for individuals who are required to take the assessments in subsection (1) or (2) of this section if the individuals have learning or other disabilities.
(5) With the exception of applicants exempt from the requirements of subsections (1) and (2) of this section, an applicant must achieve a minimum assessment score or scores established by the Washington professional educator standards board on each of the assessments under subsections (1) and (2) of this section.
(6) The Washington professional educator standards board and superintendent of public instruction, as determined by the Washington professional educator standards board, may contract with one or more third parties for:
(a) The development, purchase, administration, scoring, and reporting of scores of the assessments established by the Washington professional educator standards board under subsections (1) and (2) of this section;
(b) Related clerical and administrative activities; or
(c) Any combination of the purposes in this subsection.
(7) Applicants for admission to a Washington teacher preparation program and applicants for residency and professional certificates who are required to successfully complete one or more of the assessments under subsections (1) and (2) of this section, and who are charged a fee for the assessment by a third party contracted with under subsection (6) of this section, shall pay the fee charged by the contractor directly to the contractor. Such fees shall be reasonably related to the actual costs of the contractor in providing the assessment.
(8) The superintendent of public instruction is responsible for supervision and providing support services to administer this section.
(9) The Washington professional educator standards board shall collaboratively select or develop and implement the assessments and minimum assessment scores required under this section with the superintendent of public instruction and shall provide opportunities for representatives of other interested educational organizations to participate in the selection or development and implementation of such assessments in a manner deemed appropriate by the Washington professional educator standards board.
(10) The Washington professional educator standards board shall adopt rules under chapter 34.05 RCW that are reasonably necessary for the effective and efficient implementation of this section.
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