PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Creation of rules for the alternative routes to teacher certification conditional scholarship program (chapter 28A.660 RCW).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.660.050.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are needed to clarify the law. Specifically, the rules will address issues such as teaching service for loan forgiveness, repayments from participants who do not meet their service obligation, defining the terms for repayments and deferments, length of time the participant may use the scholarship, and deadlines.
Process for Developing New Rule: The higher education coordinating board will collaborate with the professional educator standards board in developing these rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Madelyn Jacques, 917 Lakeridge Way S.W., P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.
October 16, 2009