WSR 15-09-121
[Filed April 21, 2015, 10:20 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-194-002 Fee for processing initial educator certificate applications and subsequent actions.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.410.062.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A revision of WAC 392-194-002 is needed to adequately defray the costs of administering the educator certification program.
Current staffing is not adequate to sufficiently process educator applications in a timely manner to meet school district and applicant needs. Recent closure of educational service district certification offices have created a higher than anticipated work impact on office of superintendent of public instruction's professional certification office.
The $6 processing fee increase will provide needed customer service staffing to adequately serve Washington schools, new and renewing educator certificate holders, and the general public.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency workload impact data.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting David E. Kinnunen, Director of Professional Certification, Old Capitol Building, Olympia, Washington, phone (360) 725-6400, fax (360) 586-0145, WAC proposal will be posted on the office of superintendent of public instruction sites. Communications will be sent to constituents and e-mail responses accepted.
April 20, 2015
Randy Dorn
Superintendent of
Public Instruction