WSR 18-12-017
[Filed May 24, 2018, 9:46 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 18-07-004.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Creates new sections for chapter 179-21 WAC describing the paraeducator career ladder.
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 career ladder 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  179-21  WAC
WAC 179-21-010 Authority.
The authority for this chapter is RCW 28A.413.030 which authorizes the paraeducator board to make policy recommendations, as necessary, for a paraeducator career ladder that will increase opportunities for paraeducator advancement through advanced education, professional learning, and increased instructional responsibility.
WAC 179-21-020 Purpose.
The purpose of this chapter is to indicate the opportunities available for paraeducator career advancement that are overseen by the paraeducator board, and any associated rules adopted by the board.
WAC 179-21-030 Pipeline for paraeducators conditional loan scholarship.
The state laws establishing this program include RCW 28A.660.042 and 28A.660.050.
WAC 179-21-040 Alternative route to teaching block grants.
The state law establishing this program is RCW 28A.660.050.
WAC 179-21-050 Recruiting Washington teachers program.
The state law establishing this program is RCW 28A.415.370.