PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 181-01-002 WEST-B Exemptions.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.410.210, 28A.410.220.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To redefine and clarify "individuals from out of state applying for Washington state residency teaching certificate" and "individuals applying to masters-degree level teacher preparation programs residing outside of the state of Washington at time of application."
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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Rule: Negotiated rule making; and early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 sending written comments to the Professional Educator Standards Board, Old Capitol Building, 600 Washington Street South, Room 249, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504-7236. For telephone assistance contact Esther Baker at (360) 725-6277.
November 2, 2005