WSR 00-05-080

PROPOSED RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed February 15, 2000, 3:53 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 99-21-091.

Title of Rule: WAC 180-79A-123 Previous standards.

Purpose: The amendment will bring language into alignment with a recent administrative law judge decision.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

Summary: See Purpose above.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, (360) 753-6715.

Name of Proponent: State Board of Education, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See above.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Purpose Above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. Not applicable.

Hearing Location: The Long House, The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway N.W., Olympia, WA 98505, on March 22, 2000, at 8:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Carolyn Berger by March 8, 2000, TDD (360) 664-3631, or (360) 753-6715.

Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, fax (360) 586-2357, by March 8, 2000.

Date of Intended Adoption: March 24, 2000.

February 11, 2000

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-3422.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-01-174, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99)

WAC 180-79A-123
Certificates -- Previous standards.

(1) Certificates issued under previous standards which were issued for a specific term shall continue to be effective for that term.

(2) Certificates issued under previous standards which were issued for an indefinite period shall continue to be in effect.

(3) All persons who hold any standard teacher, administrator, or specialized personnel certificate issued under previous standards of the state board of education shall be issued a continuing certificate at such time as it is necessary for them to reissue a standard certificate or on application and payment of the fee as specified in WAC 180-79A-130.

(4) Any person who holds a provisional principal's or provisional superintendent's certificate under previous standards of the state board of education shall be issued upon application, including payment of applicable fees, continuing administrative for the appropriate role and such certificates shall be subject to the continuing education requirements of chapter 180-85 WAC.

(5) Any person holding a provisional certificate as a school nurse under provisions of chapter 180-84 WAC shall be granted a continuing certificate.

(6) All persons who hold a valid initial certificate granted under previous standards of the state board of education shall be authorized to meet requirements for continuing certification as set forth in the relevant previous standards except as noted below in subsection (7) of this section.

(7) Any person with a valid initial teacher's certificate granted under previous standards of the state board of education may renew that certificate once after August 31, 2000. The individual shall meet requirements for and apply for the continuing certificate by the expiration date on the renewed certificate or meet requirements for the residency certificate for further certification.

(((8) Any person whose certificate, subject to expiration and issued under previous standards, has expired shall apply, except as noted under this section, for a new certificate pursuant to WAC 180-79A-124.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-79A-123, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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