[Filed May 29, 2020, 2:01 p.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 20-08-016.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-85-045 Approved in-service education agency—Definition.
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 email@example.com, by 8:00 a.m., July 13, 2020.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), phone 360-725-6275, email firstname.lastname@example.org, by May 29 [June 26], 2020.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Allows all state approved educator preparation programs to be eligible to serve as clock hour providers.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: This rule would allow approved preparation programs who are not able to issue credits to issue clock hours.
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 19-15-143, filed 7/24/19, effective 8/24/19)
WAC 181-85-045Approved in-service education agency—Definition.
As used in this chapter, the term "approved in-service education agency" shall mean an agency approved by the professional educator standards board to provide in-service education programs and to grant continuing education credit hours to all or a selective group of educators. Such agency must demonstrate the following characteristics:
(1) The agency is one of the following entities or a department or section within such entities:
(a) A college or university referenced in WAC 181-85-025(1);
(b)(i) An organization which for the purpose of this chapter shall mean any local, state, regional, or national organization which offers in-service education programs to teachers, administrators, ((and/or)) educational staff associates, or paraeducators. These organizations must be nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations;
(ii) Organizations shall provide documentation of their nonprofit or not-for-profit status to the superintendent of public instruction as part of their annual assurances of compliance with program and recordkeeping standards under WAC 181-85-210.
(c) A school district, an educational service district, the superintendent of public instruction, or any local, state, or federal agency; ((or))
(d) An approved private school which for the purpose of this chapter shall mean the same as provided in WAC 180-90-112; or
(e) An educator preparation program provider approved under chapter 181-78A or 181-77A WAC by the professional educator standards board.
(2) The in-service education agency has either a committee or board of directors that provide prior approval to proposed in-service education programs on the basis that the proposed programs are designed to meet the program standards set forth in WAC 181-85-200, and the content standards in WAC 181-85-202.
The committee will be composed of individuals who may include teachers, educational staff associates, administrators, paraeducators, community members, or representatives from colleges and universities.