WSR 19-22-101
[Filed November 6, 2019, 11:14 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-13-066.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 179-05-025.
Hearing Location(s): On January 15, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2101 Henderson Park Lane S.E., Olympia, WA 98501.
Date of Intended Adoption: January 15, 2020.
Submit Written Comments to: The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), 600 Washington Street S.E., Room 400, Olympia, WA 98504, email, by January 13, 2020.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact PESB, phone 360-725-6275, email, by January 13, 2020.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This proposal is to add a new section to WAC language that clearly outlines the required dates in which the legislatively created paraeducator certificate program must begin.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: To clarify legislative intent in establishing a clear start date for the required paraeducator certificate program and its associated trainings.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 28A.413, 28A.410 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, WA 98504, 360-725-6275; Implementation and Enforcement: Paraeducator Board, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 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. The probable benefits of the rule are greater than its probable costs.
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 rules relate only to internal governmental operations that are not subject to violation by a nongovernment party.
November 6, 2019
Justin Montermini
Rules Coordinator
WAC 179-05-025Start date of the paraeducator certificate program.
(1) Beginning July 1, 2019, districts, or providers, may train educators on the paraeducator certificate program. Training provided before July 1, 2019, will not count towards completing continuing education credit hours of the paraeducator certificate program.
(2) The general paraeducator certificate may be attained with continuing education credit hours that were completed after July 1, 2019, and within five years prior to the date of application.