WSR 11-23-073

PERMANENT RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed November 15, 2011, 10:32 a.m. , effective December 16, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: Amending WAC 181-78A-125 clarifying that only educators without current certification seeking field placement must meet requirements of RCW 28A.410.010 (finger printing).

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending x [WAC 181-78A-125].

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-20-084 on October 10 [4], 2011.

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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: November 10, 2011.

David Brenna

Senior Policy Analyst

OTS-4368.1


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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