[Filed July 19, 2021, 5:17 p.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 21-12-101.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-82-127 Educational interpreters.
Hearing Location(s): On September 16, 2021, at 8 a.m. The September board meeting will be held in Spokane, Washington. The exact location is to be determined. Once determined, we will post the location on our website. We will also have a link available to listen to the meeting virtually, which will become available several weeks prior to the meeting. More information regarding this can be found on our website https://www.pesb.wa.gov/about-us/board-meetings/.
Date of Intended Adoption: September 16, 2021.
Submit Written Comments to: Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), P.O. Box 47236, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7236, email firstname.lastname@example.org, by 8:00 a.m., Monday, September 13, 2021.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact PESB, phone 360-725-6275, email email@example.com, by Friday, September 2, 2021.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This proposed rule clarifies the performance standards for educational interpreters for the deaf, with standards as adopted by PESB.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: This rule clarifies current policy. PESB sets standards for educational interpreters for the deaf. The standards adopted by PESB are those recommended by a stakeholder workgroup.
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, 360-867-8424; 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 adopt, amend, or repeal a procedure, practice, or requirement relating to agency hearings; or a filing or related process requirement for applying to an agency for a license or permit.
July 17, 2021
WAC 181-82-127Educational interpreters.
(1) Educational interpreters for the deaf are required to meet the performance standards adopted and published by the professional educator standards board.
(2) Educational interpreters for the deaf who have not met the performance standards under subsection (1) of this section may provide or continue providing educational interpreter services to students according to the timelines and provisions under RCW 28A.410.271