WSR 13-13-035
[Filed June 13, 2013, 3:27 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-07-077.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amends WAC 181-85-075 in response to the teacher/principal evaluation system enacted by the 2012 legislature.
Hearing Location(s): Phoenix Inn, 415 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, on July 30, 2013, at 8:30.
Date of Intended Adoption: July 30, 2013.
Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, Old Capitol Building, 600 Washington Street, Room 400, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4548, by July 23, 2013.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by July 23, 2013, (360) 725-6238.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: In 2012, the legislature passed requirements for a new teacher evaluation system. Requirements for licensure related to the evaluations system go into effect in September 2013.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Strengthens requirements; stakeholder.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A.410 RCW.
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. No fiscal impact.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.
June 12, 2013
David Brenna
Senior Policy Analyst
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 12-17-012, filed 8/2/12, effective 9/2/12)
WAC 181-85-075 Continuing education requirement. Continuing education requirements are as follows:
(1) Each holder of a continuing certificate affected by this chapter shall be required to complete during a five-year period one hundred fifty continuing education credit hours, as defined in WAC 181-85-025 and 181-85-030, prior to the lapse date of the first issue of the continuing certificate and during each five-year period between subsequent lapse dates as calculated in WAC 181-85-100.
(2) Individuals holding a valid continuing certificate in subsection (1) of this section may choose to renew the certificate via annual professional growth plans developed since the certificate was issued in collaboration with the professional growth team as defined in WAC 181-79A-030. The professional growth plans must document formalized learning opportunities and professional development activities that relate to the standards and "career level" benchmarks defined in WAC 181-79A-207 for teachers, WAC 181-78A-540(1) for administrators, or WAC 181-78A-540(2) for educational staff associates. For educators holding multiple certificates in chapter 181-85 WAC or WAC 181-79A-251, a professional growth plan for teacher, administrator, or educational staff associate shall meet the requirement for all certificates held by an individual which is affected by this section. Each completed annual professional growth plan shall receive the equivalent of thirty continuing education credit hours.
Individuals may apply their focused evaluation professional growth activities of the evaluation system toward the professional growth plan for certificate renewal.
(3) Provided, That each holder of a continuing or a standard certificate affected by this chapter may present a copy of a valid certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in lieu of the completion of the continuing education credit hours required by this chapter.
(4) Each holder of a continuing school psychologist certificate affected by this chapter may present a copy of a valid National Certified School Psychologist certificate issued by the National Association of School Psychologists in lieu of the completion of the continuing education credit hours required by this chapter.