[Filed July 25, 2020, 10:40 a.m., effective August 25, 2020]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Allows all state approved educator preparation programs to be eligible to serve as clock hour providers. This rule would allow approved preparation programs who are not able to issue credits to issue clock hours.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 181-85-045.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A.410
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 20-12-059 on July 16, 2020 [May 29, 2020].
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: July 23, 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.