PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 181-79A WAC, Standards for teacher, administrator, and educational staff associate certification, higher education programs standards, criteria, infrastructure and timelines for approval.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.210.410, 28A.410.010, and 28A.150.220.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amending rules for teachers seeking professional certification who have been laid off or are unemployed.
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.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Professional educator standards board meeting[s] are open to the public and regularly scheduled. The calendar of meetings is announced on the web site www.PESB.wa.gov.
May 22, 2009