WSR 99-04-046

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed January 28, 1999, 11:18 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amend chapter 180-77A WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) and (2).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The amendments to chapter 180-77A WAC would recommend that colleges and universities and other agencies establishing vocational-technical teacher preparation programs use the criteria developed by the Vocational-Technical Professional Education Council as guidelines. The rules would also establish an advisory committee for vocational-technical teacher education programs which would provide program accountability.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by sending written comments to Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, fax (360) 586-2357, TDD (360) 664-3631. For telephone assistance contact Larry Davis at (360) 753-6715.

January 28, 1999

Larry Davis

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office