PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 181-87 WAC, Certification -- Acts of unprofessional conduct.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.210.410, 28A.305.130, 28A.410.010, and 28A.150.220.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The professional educator standards board (PESB) is responsible for teacher certification and preparation programs. The PESB also defines acts of unprofessional conduct and the procedures of the office for professional practice for investigating such acts. The legislature continually directs the activities of teacher preparation and qualifications. Rule-making authority is granted to the PESB for TITLE 181 WAC.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. PESB meeting[s] are open to the public and regularly scheduled. The calendar of meetings is announced on the web site www.PESB.wa.gov.
November 15, 2012
Senior Policy Analyst