WSR 10-14-045




[ Filed June 29, 2010, 11:36 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 10-03-018.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Revises WAC 181-78A-110, clarifies length of approval for educator preparation programs and makes technical amendments.

Hearing Location(s): Inn at Gig Harbor, 3211 56th Street N.W., Gig Harbor, WA 98335, on September 22, 2010, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 22, 2010.

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 15, 2010.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by September 15, 2010, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Approval status remains in effect for period of time approve[d] in review. Clarifies language.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Technical clarity.

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

June 29, 2010

David Brenna

Legislative and

Policy Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-24-082, filed 12/5/06, effective 1/5/07)

WAC 181-78A-110   Length of time for which program approval status shall be granted.   (1) Existing programs. Based upon review of the program site visit report and other documentation requested, the professional educator standards board shall take one of the following actions:

(a) One-year approval;

(b) Five-year approval;

(c) Seven-year approval (WAC 181-78A-100(6)); or

(d) Disapproval (WAC 181-78A-115).

A program with full five- or seven-year approval shall not receive a disapproval rating.

(2) New programs. All new programs shall be conditionally approved for up to two years under WAC 181-78A-105.

(3) The ((superintendent of public instruction)) professional educator standards board, upon receipt of a complaint from any source or upon her or his initiative, or initiative of the professional educator standards board may review all or any part of a preparation program for compliance with the provisions of this chapter. If deviations are found, the professional educator standards board is authorized to rescind program approval until the college or university submits an acceptable compliance agreement which will bring the preparation program into compliance as soon as reasonably practicable, but no later than the commencement of the succeeding academic year or six calendar months, whichever is later.

(4) If an acceptable compliance agreement is not developed and approved by the professional educator standards board, the preparation program shall be placed on probationary status and the probationary status provision of WAC 181-78A-115 shall apply.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-24-082, 181-78A-110, filed 12/5/06, effective 1/5/07; 06-14-010, 181-78A-110, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-110, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 99-23-023, 180-78A-110, filed 11/9/99, effective 12/10/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-110, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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