WSR 18-12-009
[Filed May 24, 2018, 9:03 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 18-08-006.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Creates new sections for chapter 179-19 WAC describing the paraeducator pilot.
Hearing Location(s): On July 24, 2918 [2018], at 8:30, at the Radisson Hotel, 18118 International Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98188.
Date of Intended Adoption: July 25, 2018.
Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, 600 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, email, fax 360-586-4548, by July 17, 2018.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna, phone 360-725-6238, fax 360-586-4548, email, by July 17, 2018.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: New regulations describing the paraeducator pilot as required in HB [ESHB] 1115, 2017.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Statutory requirement.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A.413 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 28A.413 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: State legislature, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: David Brenna, 600 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, 360-725-6238.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Regulatory change does not have a fiscal impact.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(3) as the rule content is explicitly and specifically dictated by statute.
May 24, 2018
David Brenna
Senior Policy Analyst
Chapter 179-19 WAC
WAC 179-19-010Authority.
The authority for this chapter is RCW 28A.413.095 which authorizes the paraeducator board to administer a pilot program on the paraeducator standards of practice, the paraeducator certificates, and the courses described in this title.
WAC 179-19-020Purpose.
The purpose of this chapter is to set forth procedures for paraeducators and districts who participate in the pilot program.
WAC 179-19-030Pilot participation.
The paraeducator pilot program shall distribute grants to a diverse set of school districts that volunteer to pilot the state paraeducator standards of practice, the paraeducator certificates, and the courses described in this title. Paraeducators who participate in the pilot program:
(1) Who have received training in the fundamental course of study and/or have completed it, and have received and/or completed continuing education credit hours training in one or more of the approved paraeducator certificates, may utilize the continuing education credit hours earned to meet paraeducator requirements written in chapter 28A.413 RCW;
(2) Provided, that the paraeducator remains in accordance with filing requirements stated in WAC 179-01-020.