HOUSE BILL NO. 2265
C 077 L 90
State of Washington 51st Legislature 1990 Regular Session
By Representatives Holland, Peery, Horn, Jones, Brumsickle, Rayburn, Schoon, Phillips, Rasmussen, Dorn, Walker, G. Fisher, Valle, P. King, K. Wilson, Wolfe, Wineberry, Ferguson, Padden, Leonard, Todd, Van Luven, Nealey, Doty, Dellwo, McLean, Bowman, Morris, Smith, Tate, Hine, Youngsman, Forner, Kremen, Cooper, Betrozoff, Pruitt, Basich and Miller
Prefiled with Chief Clerk 1/3/90. Read first time 1/8/90 and referred to Committee on Education.
AN ACT Relating to the award for excellence in education program; and amending RCW 28A.03.523.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. Section 2, chapter 147, Laws of 1986 as last amended by section 1, chapter 75, Laws of 1989 and RCW 28A.03.523 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) The superintendent of public instruction shall establish an annual award program for excellence in education to recognize teachers, principals, administrators, school district superintendents, and school boards for their leadership, contributions, and commitment to education. The program shall recognize annually:
(a) Five teachers from each congressional district of the state. One individual must be an elementary level teacher, one must be a junior high or middle school level teacher, and one must be a secondary level teacher. Teachers shall include educational staff associates;
(b) Five principals or administrators from the state;
school district superintendent from the state; ((
(d) One school district board of directors from the state; and
(e) Three classified staff from each congressional district of the state.
Not more than three teachers, three classified staff, and three principals or administrators from each congressional district and one superintendent and one school board from the state may be recognized and receive awards in any school year.
(2) The awards for teachers, classified staff, and principals or administrators shall include certificates presented by the governor and the superintendent of public instruction at a public ceremony or ceremonies in appropriate locations.
(3) In addition to certificates under subsection (2) of this section, awards for teachers and principals or administrators shall include:
(a) A waiver of tuition and fees under RCW 28B.15.547 and a stipend not to exceed one thousand dollars to cover costs incurred in taking courses for which the tuition and fees have been waived under this subsection and RCW 28B.15.547. The stipend shall not be considered compensation for the purposes of RCW 28A.58.0951; or
(b) Teachers and principals or administrators, at their discretion, may elect to forego the waiver of tuition and fees and the stipend under subsection (3) of this section and apply for a grant not to exceed one thousand dollars, which grant shall be awarded under the provisions of RCW 28A.03.535. Within one year of receiving the award for excellence in education, teachers and principals or administrators shall notify the superintendent of public instruction in writing of their decision to apply for a grant or to receive the waiver of tuition and fees and the stipend under subsection (3) of this section.