WSR 11-13-102




[ Filed June 21, 2011, 9:01 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-140-970 through 392-140-975, Finance -- Special allocations -- Salary bonus for teachers and other certificated staff who hold current certification by the national board.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290(1) and 28A.405.415.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Pursuant to section 513(5) of the 2011-13 State Operating Appropriations Act, E2SHB 1087, these revisions to the national board bonus program:

- Reduce a school's eligibility to be designated a challenging, high poverty school, and thus making that school's national board teachers eligible for the challenging, high poverty school bonus, from the current two years to one year only;

- Pay all bonuses for the 2011-12 school year in July 2012, and similarly for subsequent school years;

- Reduce all bonuses by a factor of forty percent for first year national board certified teachers, to reflect the portion of the instructional school year they are certified.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ross Bunda, (360) 725-6308.

June 21, 2011

Randy Dorn

State Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office