[Filed August 4, 2020, 1:48 p.m., effective September 4, 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 181-82-110.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A.410
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 20-12-057 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 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.