PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-140-970 through 392-140-974, Finance -- Special allocations -- Salary bonus for teachers who attain certification by the national board.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290(1).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rule revisions will update guidance on the administration of the salary bonus for teachers and other certificated instructional staff that have attained certification by the national board for professional teaching standards. These revisions will implement 2SHB 2262, as passed during the 2007 legislative session, and provisions in the 2007-09 state operating budget, SHB 1128, section 513(41).
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 Ross Bunda, (360) 725-6308.
May 17, 2007
Dr. Terry Bergeson