(1) Credits earned by certificated instructional staff after September 1, 1995, shall be eligible for application to the salary schedule developed by the legislative evaluation and accountability program committee only if the course content:
(a) Is consistent with a school-based plan for mastery of student learning goals as referenced in RCW 28A.655.110, the annual school performance report, for the school in which the individual is assigned;
(b) Pertains to the individual's current assignment or expected assignment for the subsequent school year;
(c) Is necessary to obtain an endorsement as prescribed by the Washington professional educator standards board;
(d) Is specifically required to obtain advanced levels of certification;
(e) Is included in a college or university degree program that pertains to the individual's current assignment, or potential future assignment, as a certified instructional staff;
(f) Addresses research-based assessment and instructional strategies for students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and language disabilities when addressing learning goal one under RCW 28A.150.210, as applicable and appropriate for individual certificated instructional staff; or
(g) Pertains to the revised teacher evaluation system under RCW 28A.405.100, including the professional development training provided in RCW 28A.405.106.
(2) For the purpose of this section, "credits" mean college quarter hour credits and equivalent credits for approved in-service, approved continuing education, or approved internship hours computed in accordance with RCW 28A.415.020.
(3) The superintendent of public instruction shall adopt rules and standards consistent with the limits established by this section for certificated instructional staff.
(4) For the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years, application of credits or credit equivalents earned under this section after October 1, 2010, to the salary schedule developed by the legislative evaluation and accountability program committee is subject to any conditions or limitations contained in the omnibus operating appropriations act.
[2012 c 35 § 6; 2011 1st sp.s. c 18 § 6. Prior: 2005 c 497 § 209; 2005 c 393 § 1; 1997 c 90 § 1.]
| Effective date -- 2011 1st sp.s. c 18: See note following RCW 28A.400.205.|
Intent -- Part headings not law -- Effective date -- 2005 c 497: See notes following RCW 28A.305.011.