WSR 06-24-079

PROPOSED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed December 5, 2006, 8:42 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-20-022.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-78A-272 Approval of residency certificate preparation programs for principals/program administrators, school psychologists, school counselors and school social workers.

Hearing Location(s): Comfort Inn & Conference Center, 1620 74th Avenue S.W., Tumwater, WA 98501, (360) 352-0691, on January 17, 2007, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 17, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504-7236, e-mail nasue.nishida@k12.wa.us, fax (360) 586-4548, by January 10, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Nasue Nishida by January 10, 2007, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6275.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Include principal alternative route pilot program for one year and identify the elements of such a program.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Washington state has a shortage of school principals. This pilot will provide another vehicle for preparing principals, using the alternative routes to certifying teachers model.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210 and 28A.410.010.

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

Name of Proponent: Professional educator standards board, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Nasue Nishida, Old Capitol Building, 600 South Washington Street, Olympia, 98504, (360) 725-6275.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed amendment does not have an impact on small business and therefore does not meet the requirements for a statement under RCW 19.85.030 (1) or (2).

A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504-7236, phone (360) 725-6275, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail nasue.nishida@k12.wa.us.

December 1, 2006

Nasue Nishida

Policy and Research Analyst

OTS-9422.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-14-010, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06)

WAC 181-78A-272   Approval of residency certificate preparation programs for principals/program administrators, school psychologists, school counselors and school social workers.   (1) Colleges/universities offering residency certificate programs for principals/program administrators shall have these programs approved by the professional educator standards board by August 31, 2004. Colleges/universities offering residency certificate programs for school psychologists, school counselors, and school social workers shall have these programs approved by the professional educator standards board by August 31, 2005.

(2) Principal alternative route pilot program. Colleges and universities with approved residency certificate programs will be invited to participate.

(a) The program shall be comprised of the following:

(i) Two summer academies plus a year long mentored internship;

(ii) Assignment of the intern to a full-time second level administrative position for one school year while enrolled in the alternative route program;

(iii) A comprehensive assessment of the intern's performance by school officials and program faculty and a recommendation that the person be issued a residency principal certificate upon successful completion of the program.

(b) The pilot will be implemented for one academic year beginning June 2007.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-78A-272, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-272, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 04-20-089, 180-78A-272, filed 10/5/04, effective 11/5/04.]

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