WSR 05-12-162



[ Filed June 1, 2005, 11:50 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 180-78A WAC, Approval standards for performance-based preparation programs for teachers, administrators, and educational staff associates; chapter 180-79A WAC, Standards for teacher, administrator, and educational staff associate certification; chapter 180-81 WAC, Professional certification--Masters in teaching degree; chapter 180-82 WAC, Certificate endorsements and assignment of certificated personnel; and chapter 180-82A WAC, Performance-based teacher certificate endorsements.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.301.130 (1) through (4), 28A.410.010, 28A.305.130(5), 28A.194.010 (3)(a), 28A.150.220(4), 28A.150.250, 28A.150.260, 28A.150.220, and chapter 28A.410 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To do one or more of the following, as deemed appropriate: Make technical adjustments, clarify existing provisions, repeal unnecessary wording, repeal provisions unsupported by rule-making authority, or provide greater flexibility or discretion to persons or entities subject to the rules.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making ; and early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 contacting Larry Davis, Executive Director, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, (360) 725-6025, fax (360) 586-2357, e-mail or Rule changes are conducted at regular meetings of the State Board of Education. Written correspondence should be addressed to "Rules Coordinator" at the address above.

May 31, 2005

Larry Davis

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office