Purpose: The proposed amendment to this rule increases the residency certificate fee from twenty-five to thirty-five dollars.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-79A-130.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: March 16, 2005.
March 29, 2005
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-04-018, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02)
WAC 180-79A-130 Fee for certification. (1) In accordance with provisions of RCW 28A.410.060 and 28A.415.010, the fee for certificates which are valid for more than one year, issued by authority of the state of Washington and authorizing the holder to serve in the common schools of the state, shall be as follows:
(a) The first issue of the residency certificate, thirty-five dollars;
(b) The continuing certificate, seventy dollars;
(b))) (c) The reinstatement, additional endorsement on
the teaching certificate, duplicate certificates, substitute
certificates, and certificates issued for the purpose of
showing a name change, fifteen dollars; and
(c))) (d) Any other certificate or credential or any
renewal thereof, five dollars for each year of validity:
(d))) (e) Provided, That the fee for all career and
technical education certificates shall be one dollar:
(f) Provided, That a one-time late fee for a renewed initial or continuing certificate issued under the provisions of WAC 180-79A-123(7) for those whose initial certificate had already expired shall be one hundred dollars.
(2) The fee for any other certificate/credential, or for any renewal thereof, issued by the authority of the state of Washington and authorizing the holder to serve in the common schools of the state, shall be five dollars.
(3) Officials authorized to collect certification fees are educational service district superintendents, local school district superintendents, deans and directors of education at colleges and universities, or their designees. The fee must accompany the application for a certificate and shall be transmitted by the receiving district, college or university, or program unit designee at least quarterly to the educational service district within which the application is filed for disposition in accordance with provisions of RCW 28A.410.060. The fee shall not be refunded unless the application is withdrawn before it is finally considered (i.e., the issuance of a certificate or a written communication denying such issuance) by the superintendent of public instruction or his or her designee. Fees not refunded shall apply as credit toward certificate fees if such applicant reapplies within twenty-four months of the date of denial. Moneys accrued from certification fees within the boundaries of an educational service district shall be divided in the following manner:
(a) Local school districts employing more than one hundred teachers and other professional staff and collecting certification fees may retain one dollar of each fee in order to hold a professional training institute. If such district does not hold an institute, all such moneys shall be placed to the credit of the educational service district.
(b) No less than fifty percent of the funds accruing within the boundaries of an educational service district shall be used to support program activities related to statewide precertification professional preparation and evaluation.
(c) The remaining funds shall be used to support professional in-service training programs and evaluations thereof.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 02-04-018, § 180-79A-130, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 01-09-005, § 180-79A-130, filed 4/5/01, effective 5/6/01; 00-03-048, § 180-79A-130, filed 1/14/00, effective 2/14/00; 97-04-088, § 180-79A-130, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]