PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed August 24, 2022, 9:04 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-191A-160 Minimum procedural standards—Conduct of the comprehensive evaluation for certificated principals and assistant principals and 392-191A-190 Minimum procedural standards—Conduct of the focused evaluation for certificated principals and assistant principals.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.405.100
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In collaboration with the teacher and principal evaluation program (TPEP) steering committee, the office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) is considering rule making concerning timing for principal/assistant principal evaluations. Teacher evaluations typically have a deadline date determined through collective bargaining. However, in most districts, principals/assistant principals do not have a collective bargaining agreement and evaluations for these positions might not be completed in a manner or on a timeline that allows a principal/assistant principal to improve their practice or to seek another position. OSPI is considering rule changes to ensure that principals/assistant principals receive timely feedback as well as indications of their employment status.
TPEP steering committee includes the following: Association of Washington School Principals, Washington Association of School Administrators, Washington Education Association, Washington State School Directors' Association, and Washington State Parent Teacher Association, as well as OSPI.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of feedback and recommendations concerning new or amended rules, and consideration of comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rule language.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sue Anderson, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-725-6116, TTY 360-664-3631, email email@example.com, website k12.wa.us/educator-support/teacherprincipal-evaluation-program.
August 15, 2022
Chris P. S. Reykdal
State Superintendent of Public Instruction