[Filed May 29, 2020, 1:57 p.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 20-08-017.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-82-110 School district response and support for non-matched endorsements to course assignment of teachers.
Hearing Location(s): On July 16, 2020, at 8 a.m., at Marriott Seattle Airport, SeaTac, 3201 South 176th Street, Seattle, WA 98188.
Date of Intended Adoption: July 16, 2020.
Submit Written Comments to: Professional Educator Standards Board, P.O. Box 47236, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7236, email firstname.lastname@example.org, by July 13, 2020.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), phone 360-725-6275, email email@example.com, by May 29 [June 26], 2020.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Allow clock hours or credits to meet requirements for special education preendorsement waivers.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Washington state approved endorsement programs may issue clock hours or credits, making it necessary to accept either one for preendorsement waivers.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A.410
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 28A.410
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: PESB, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Maren Johnson, P.O. Box 47236, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7236, 360-725-6264; Implementation and Enforcement: PESB, P.O. Box 47236, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7236.
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
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.
May 26, 2020
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 14-20-051, filed 9/25/14, effective 10/26/14)
WAC 181-82-110School district response and support for nonmatched endorsements to course assignment of teachers.
Individuals with initial, residency, endorsed continuing, ((or
)) professional, or emergency
teacher certificates who are employed with a school district under RCW 28A.405.210
may be assigned to classes other than in their areas of endorsement. If teachers are so assigned, the following shall apply:
(((1)))(a) A designated representative of the district and any such teacher so assigned shall mutually develop a written plan which provides for necessary assistance to the teacher, and which provides for a reasonable amount of planning and study time associated specifically with the out-of-endorsement assignment;
(((2) Such teachers shall not be subject to nonrenewal or probation based on evaluations of their teaching effectiveness in the out-of-endorsement assignments;
(3)))(b) Such teaching assignments shall be approved by a formal vote of the local school board for each teacher so assigned((;
(2) Special education preendorsement waiver:
(a) A teacher who has completed ((twenty-four quarter credit hours (sixteen semester credit hours)))two hundred forty continuing education credit hours under WAC 181-85-030 of course work applicable to a special education endorsement shall be eligible for a preendorsement waiver from the special education office per chapter 392-172A WAC which will allow that person to be employed as a special education teacher.
(b) All remaining requirements for special education endorsement shall be completed within five years.
(3) Such teachers shall not be subject to nonrenewal or probation based on evaluations of their teaching effectiveness in the out-of-endorsement assignments under this section.