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WAC 392-140-973

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Salary bonus for teachers and other certificated instructional staff who hold current certification by the national board—Eligibility.

Staff that are eligible for the bonus shall be limited to those meeting the following requirements:
(1) Hold current certification by the national board for professional teaching standards during the entire school year, unless otherwise specified in the state Biennial Operating Appropriations Act; and
(2) Who are:
(a) Teachers and other certificated instructional staff employed full time or part time under written contract by Washington public school districts or educational service districts pursuant to RCW 28A.405.210; or
(b) Teachers and other certificated instructional staff employed full time or part time by a contractor pursuant to WAC 392-121-188 and 392-121-206 (2)(a); or
(c) Teachers and other certificated instructional staff employed full time or part time by the Washington school for the deaf or Washington school for the blind.
(3) In addition to bonuses provided by subsection (2) of this section, teachers and other certificated instructional staff shall be eligible for additional bonuses if in an instructional assignment in challenging, high poverty schools, subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) Challenging, high poverty schools are schools where, for the prior year, the student headcount enrollment eligible for the federal free or reduced price lunch program was at least:
(i) 70 percent for elementary schools;
(ii) 60 percent for middle schools; or
(iii) 50 percent for high schools; as determined by the October 1 count of the comprehensive education data and research system (CEDARS) or successor data collection and reporting systems, of the office of superintendent of public instruction, on May 1st of that prior year.
(b) For purposes of the national board challenging, high poverty schools bonus, a school shall be categorized based upon the highest grade served as follows:
(i) A school whose highest grade served is 6th grade or lower shall be considered an elementary school;
(ii) A school whose highest grade served is either 7th, 8th, or 9th grade shall be considered a middle school;
(iii) A school whose highest grade served is either 10th, 11th, or 12th grade shall be considered a high school.
(c) A school shall be considered only if it serves thirty or more students, or is the largest school in the district serving its designated category.
(d) Schools that provide institutional education programs pursuant to WAC 392-122-205 shall be designated as challenging, high poverty schools with the student headcount enrollment eligible for the federal free or reduced price lunch program at one hundred percent and shall not be subject to the requirement in this subsection of serving thirty or more students.
(e) The student enrollment data used shall include the state-funded students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, plus prekindergarten students in special education.
(f) Teachers and other certificated instructional staff that meet the qualifications for the challenging, high poverty schools bonus under this subsection who are assigned for less than one full school year or less than full time for the school year shall receive the challenging, high poverty schools bonus in a prorated manner, subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(i) The portion of the employee's assignment to challenging, high poverty schools shall be determined as of June 15th of the school year.
(ii) If the employee's assignment to challenging, high poverty schools is less than 1.0 full-time equivalent, the proration shall use the methodology in WAC 392-121-212 and shall be rounded to three decimal places.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290(1) and 28A.405.415. WSR 14-04-002, § 392-140-973, filed 1/22/14, effective 2/22/14; WSR 11-23-116, § 392-140-973, filed 11/21/11, effective 12/22/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290(1). WSR 11-02-054, § 392-140-973, filed 1/3/11, effective 2/3/11; WSR 10-12-020, § 392-140-973, filed 5/21/10, effective 6/21/10; WSR 09-07-043, § 392-140-973, filed 3/11/09, effective 4/11/09; WSR 08-17-013, § 392-140-973, filed 8/8/08, effective 9/8/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290(2) and 2001 c 7 § 514(12). WSR 02-15-023, § 392-140-973, filed 7/9/02, effective 8/9/02.]