WSR 19-16-117
[Filed August 5, 2019, 11:19 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-13-066.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amend WAC to incorporate board motion that a professional growth plan may not be used to attain an English language learner subject matter certificate.
Hearing Location(s): On September 25, 2019, at 8:30 a.m., at Northeast Washington Educational Service District, 4202 South Regal Street, Spokane, WA 99223.
Date of Intended Adoption: September 25, 2019.
Submit Written Comments to: Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), 600 Washington Street S.E., Room 400, Olympia, WA 98504, email, by September 23, 2019.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact PESB, phone 360-725-6275, email, by September 20, 2019.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Update WAC with new language regarding the fundamental course of study from RCW and amending language to add requirements for unit certificates of completion.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Updating to meet RCW changes and adding requirements to providers to provide certificates of completion at the unit and course level of the fundamental course of study.
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: Paraeducator board, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Jack Busbee, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, 98504, 360-725-6275; Implementation and Enforcement: PESB, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, 98504, 360-725-6275.
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. Probable benefits are greater than the probable cost.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.061 because this rule making is being adopted solely to conform and/or comply with federal statute or regulations. Citation of the specific federal statute or regulation and description of the consequences to the state if the rule is not adopted: [No information supplied by agency.]
August 3, 2019
Justin Montermini
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 18-16-109, filed 7/31/18, effective 8/31/18)
WAC 179-13-030Process.
(1) To attain the paraeducator English language learner subject matter certificate, the paraeducator must complete twenty continuing education credit hours of training that meet the learning objectives of the course outline as described in WAC 179-13-060;
(2) Training for the certificate must include the training competencies that align with WAC 179-13-050; ((and))
(3) A professional growth plan may not be completed to attain the English language learner subject matter certificate; and
(4) The paraeducator shall be responsible for completing filing requirements with the superintendent of public instruction, in accordance with WAC 179-01-020, the completion of the English language learner subject matter certificate.