WSR 11-20-084




[ Filed October 4, 2011, 12:12 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 10-21-082.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amending WAC 181-78A-125 to clarify that only educators without current certificates are required to undergo the requirements of RCW 28A.410.010 for fingerprints and background check.

Hearing Location(s): ESD 112, Klickitat Room, 2500 N.E. 65th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98661, on November 9, 2011, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 9, 2011.

Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, Legislative and Policy Coordinator, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4548, by November 1, 2011.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by November 1, 2011, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Clarifies requirements for field experience.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Clarifies statutory requirements.

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 [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

October 4, 2011

David Brenna

Senior Policy Analyst


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-24-047, filed 11/24/09, effective 12/25/09)

WAC 181-78A-125   Field placement agreements.   Beginning September 1, 2010, all educator preparation programs approved or authorized by the professional educator standards board or programs approved in other states operating field experiences in Washington state shall establish and maintain field placement agreements with all Washington school districts in which candidates are placed for field experiences leading to certification or endorsement.

Each field placement agreement shall include, but not be limited to:

(1) Assurances that:

(a) Fingerprint and character clearance under RCW 28A.410.010 must be current at all times during the field experience for candidates who do not hold a valid Washington certificate; and

(b) Candidates will not be placed in settings in which personal relationships or previous experiences could interfere with objective evaluation of candidates.

(2) Qualifications of the proposed site supervisor for each site and qualifications of each school's cooperating educator/administrator;

(3) Clear description by institution of duties and responsibilities of site supervisor and cooperating educator/administrator;

(4) Anticipated length and nature of field experience;

(5) Signatures from district representative.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 09-24-047, 181-78A-125, filed 11/24/09, effective 12/25/09.]

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