WSR 14-03-094
[Filed January 16, 2014, 4:40 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 13-23-003.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 392-121-257 Finance—General apportionment—Definition—In-service credits.
Hearing Location(s): Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Wanamaker Conference Room, 600 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504, on February 26, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: February 26, 2014.
Submit Written Comments to: Ross Bunda, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, e-mail, fax (360) 753-4201, by February 25, 2014.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Wanda Griffin by February 20, 2014, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6270.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: These rule revisions clarify that credits and clock hours that satisfy the continuing education requirements for educational staff associates' state professional health license are not subject to the requirement of a minimum of three continuing education credit hours.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.150.290(1) and 28A.415.023.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: [OSPI], governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Ross Bunda, OSPI, (360) 725-6308; Implementation: T. J. Kelly, OSPI, (360) 725-6301; and Enforcement: JoLynn Berge, OSPI, (360) 725-6292.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable - no small business impact; no school district fiscal impact.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. OSPI is not subject to RCW 34.05.328 per subsection (5)(a)(i). Additionally, this rule is not a significant legislative rule per subsection (5)(c)(iii).
January 16, 2014
Randy Dorn
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 06-19-045, filed 9/15/06, effective 10/16/06)
WAC 392-121-257 Definition—In-service credits.
As used in this chapter, "in-service credits" means credits determined as follows:
(1) Credits are earned:
(a) After August 31, 1987; and
(b) After the awarding or conferring of the employee's first bachelor's degree.
(2) Credits are earned on or before October 1 of the year for which allocations are being calculated pursuant to this chapter.
(3) Credits are earned in either:
(a) A locally approved in-service training program which means a program approved by a school district board of directors, and meeting standards adopted by the professional educator standards board pursuant to the standards in WAC 181-85-200 and the development of which has been participated in by an in-service training task force whose membership is the same as provided under RCW 28A.415.040; or
(b) A state approved continuing education program offered by an education agency approved to provide in-service for the purposes of continuing education as provided for under rules adopted by the professional educator standards board pursuant to chapter 181-85 WAC: Provided, That continuing education credit for educational staff associates pursuant to WAC 181-85-077 shall not be subject to the requirement in WAC 181-85-030(6) of a minimum of three continuing education credit hours.
(4) Credits are not earned for the purpose of satisfying the requirements of the employee's next highest degree.
(5) Credits earned after September 1, 1995, must satisfy the additional requirements of WAC 392-121-262.
(6) Credits are not counted as academic credits pursuant to WAC 392-121-255 or nondegree credits pursuant to WAC 392-121-259.
(7) Ten locally approved in-service or state approved continuing education credit hours defined in WAC 181-85-030 equal one in-service credit.
(8) Each forty hours of participation in an approved internship with a business, industry, or government agency pursuant to chapter 181-83 WAC equals one in-service credit.
(a) No more than two in-service credits may be earned as a result of an internship during any calendar-year period.
(b) Each individual is limited to a maximum of fifteen in-service credits earned from internships.
(9) Accumulate credits rounded to one decimal place.