PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 180-82-204 and 180-82A-204, relating to teacher certification endorsement requirements.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.400.010 and 28A.305.130.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: It is not possible under current State Board of Education policy for a teacher to add a subject endorsement to their certificate based on earning the subject endorsement through National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making, early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 586-2357, TTY (360) 664-3631. For telephone assistance contact Larry Davis at (360) 725-6024.
December 23, 2002