WSR 09-16-137




[ Filed August 5, 2009, 10:00 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-11-081.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: ESHB 2261 states that after January 1, 2010, the professional educator standards board (PESB) may no longer require a college preparation program completion for teachers seeking professional certification. WAC 181-78A-010, 181-78A-500, 181-78A-505, 181-78A-515, 181-78A-520, 181-78A-530, 181-78A-535 and 181-78A-540, are each amended to remove requirements for attending and completing a college preparation program for professional certification. Requirements for teachers to achieve professional certification will be added to those candidate equipments [requirements] articulated in chapter 181-79A WAC.

Hearing Location(s): Red Lion at the Park, 201 West North River Drive, Spokane, WA 99201, on September 23, 2009, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 23, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, Legislative and Policy Coordinator, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4548, by September 16, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna, by September 16, 2009, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Legislative requirement to remove preparation program completion for professional certification. Rule will amend those sections of chapter 181-78A WAC pertaining to professional certification. New rules will be proposed to amend chapter 181-79A WAC that defines and regulates teacher requirements without college requirements.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Legislature is reducing the expectations for teachers to attend higher education institutions in order to advance in their career.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Professional educators 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

August 5, 2009

David Brenna

Legislative and

Policy Coordinator

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 09-17 issue of the Register.

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