WSR 09-08-058

PROPOSED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed March 26, 2009, 9:33 a.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 09-03-070.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-20-115.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-82A-207 and 181-82A-208, speciality endorsements adding environmental and sustainability education, teacher of the visually impaired, and orientation and mobility teacher (WAC 181-82A-207) and requiring assessment of teacher content knowledge in the specialty area (WAC 181-82A-208).

Hearing Location(s): Maple Hall Auditorium, 1st and Commerce Street, LaConner, Washington 98257, on May 20, 2009, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 20, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, Legislative and Policy Coordinator, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail david.brenna@k12.wa.us, fax (360) 586-4548 by March [May] 16, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by May 18, 2009, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Expands specialty endorsements adding environmental and sustainability education, teacher of the visually impaired, and orientation and mobility teacher to endorsements currently for only teaching deaf students. Includes requirement for assessing content knowledge of applicants.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Consistent with state policy and national teacher board certification.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

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: David Brenna, P.O. Box 42736 [47236], Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-6238.

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 David Brenna, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-3631, e-mail david.brenna@k12.wa.us.

March 25, 2009

David Brenna

Legislative and

Policy Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office