WSR 18-12-054
[Filed May 31, 2018, 9:20 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 18-03-088.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Creates new sections for chapter 179-01 WAC describing authority and definitions.
Hearing Location(s): On July 25, 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 for the paraeducators 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 31, 2018
David Brenna
Senior Policy Analyst
Chapter  179-01  WAC
WAC 179-01-010 Authority for Title 179.
The authority for this title is RCW 28A.413.020 and 28A.413.030 which creates and authorizes the paraeducator board with the powers and duties to effectively and efficiently implement chapter 28A.413 RCW.
WAC 179-01-020 Definitions.
The definitions set forth in this section apply throughout this title.
(1)(a) "Paraeducator" means a classified public school or school district employee who works under the supervision of a certificated or licensed staff member, from grades kindergarten to grade 12, to support and assist in providing instructional and other services to students and their families, including library assistants, and excluding bus monitors, lunchroom aides, and community service aides.
(b) Paraeducators are not considered certificated instructional staff as that term and its meaning are used in this title.
(2) "College or university" means any accredited institution as defined in WAC 250-61-050.
(3) "Certificate," as used in this title:
(a) Means a credential earned by a paraeducator who has met the minimum completion requirements listed in the chapters of this title; and
(b) Does not hold the same meaning as used in Title 181 WAC.
(4) "Expire," as used in this title, means that the credential earned by the paraeducator is no longer valid.
(5) "Filing requirements," as used in this title, as defined in chapter 181-85 WAC.