WSR 09-15-127

PERMANENT RULES

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed July 20, 2009, 11:33 a.m. , effective August 20, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: These rule revisions expand the definition of "nondegreed" to provide a clearer standard/criteria of what constitutes a nondegreed vocational/career and technical education (CTE) instructional employee.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 392-121-250.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.150.290(1).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-09-007 on April 2, 2009.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 20, 2009.

Randy I. Dorn

State Superintendent

OTS-2274.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-08-033, filed 3/25/08, effective 4/25/08)

WAC 392-121-250   Definition -- Highest degree level.   As used in this chapter, the term "highest degree level" means:

(1) The highest degree earned by the employee from a regionally accredited institution of higher education;

(2) "Nondegreed" for a certificated instructional employee who holds no bachelor's or higher level degree; or

(3) "Nondegreed" for a certificated instructional employee who holds a valid vocational/career and technical education certificate ((acquired as the result of industrial experience rather than college training pursuant to WAC 181-77-041)): Provided, That the employee has obtained no other past or present education certificate or permit in which a degree is required pursuant to chapter 181-79A WAC.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290(1). 08-08-033, 392-121-250, filed 3/25/08, effective 4/25/08; 06-19-045, 392-121-250, filed 9/15/06, effective 10/16/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290, 28A.150.400 and the Biennial Operating Appropriations Act. 94-01-190, 392-121-250, filed 12/22/93, effective 1/22/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.41.055 and 28A.41.170. 88-03-013 (Order 88-8), 392-121-250, filed 1/11/88.]

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