Length of time for which program approval status shall be granted.
(1) Existing programs. Based upon review of the program site visit report and other documentation requested, and taking into consideration: The degree to which previously identified issues have been successfully addressed, the relationship and balance between program strengths and weaknesses, and the relative importance of specific unmet criteria to the overall function of the program, the professional educator standards board shall exercise professional judgment in taking one of the following actions:
(a) Limited, approval of up to one year in length. In issuing limited approval, and depending on the nature of evidence that must be considered to regain full approval, the board may specify the requirement of a:
(i) Focused-site visit related to unmet standards and recommendations; or
(ii) Written report, related to unmet standards and recommendations.
(b) Full approval of either:
(i) Five years; or
(ii) Seven years, per provisions of WAC 181-78A-100
(i) A program with full five- or seven-year approval prior to the site visit shall not receive a disapproval rating, except under the provisions of subsection (3) of this section.
(ii) A program awarded a disapproval rating may request a hearing conducted through the office of administrative hearings under WAC 181-78A-100
(7)(g) and 10-08-035
(2) New programs. All new programs shall be conditionally approved for up to twenty-seven months under WAC 181-78A-105
(3) The professional educator standards board, upon receipt of a serious complaint from any source or upon its own initiative prompted by indications of the need for response, may at any time review all or any part of a preparation program for compliance with the provisions of this chapter. If deviations are found, the professional educator standards board is authorized to change the program's current approval status, including full disapproval.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210
. WSR 13-20-028, § 181-78A-110, filed 9/23/13, effective 10/24/13; WSR 10-23-078, § 181-78A-110, filed 11/15/10, effective 12/16/10; WSR 06-24-082, § 181-78A-110, filed 12/5/06, effective 1/5/07; WSR 06-14-010, § 181-78A-110, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. WSR 06-02-051, recodified as § 181-78A-110, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010
(1) and (2). WSR 99-23-023, § 180-78A-110, filed 11/9/99, effective 12/10/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130
(1) and (2), 28A.410.010
(4). WSR 99-01-174, § 180-78A-110, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]