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  NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE RULES HEARING
  Released: Friday, December 9, 2011 at 9:17 AM
 
 
 
FOR PROPOSED ADOPTION BY
TEACHER STANDARDS AND PRACTICES COMMISSION

The rules listed below have not yet been adopted by the commission. These are draft rules that will be considered for adoption at the next commission meeting on February 2, 2011.
The purpose of this notice is to inform all interested parties that:
* An Administrative Rulemaking Hearing will be held January 4, 2012.
* This hearing will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the TSPC office at 250 Division Street, Salem, OR, in the main conference room.
* The reason for holding this hearing is to allow all interested parties an opportunity to provide comment either in person at the hearing itself or in writing by 2:00 p.m. on February 2nd.
(The rule hearing notice was filed with the Secretary of State on November 15, 2011.)

These are the proposed rules being considered for adoption:

ADOPT:
584-018-0205 Standards for Administrator Licensure - Adopts standards for administrator licenses.

584-018-0305 Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Cultural Competencies and Professional Dispositions for Initial School Counselor License - New standards to align with the national School Counselor Standards.

584-018-0310 Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Cultural Competencies and Professional Dispositions for Continuing School Counselor License - New standards to align with the national School Counselor Standards.

584-025-0006 Pertaining to the Educator Preparation Improvement Fund - New division rule clarifying the Educator Preparation Fund.

584-025-0011 Definitions - New definitions for rules 584-025-0005 to 584-025-0030.

584-025-0016 Eligibility - Rule clarifies eligibility for the Educator Improvement grant.

584-025-0020 Grant Application - Clarifies the grant application process and the monetary limits of the grants.

584-025-0025 Grant Application Criteria - Clarifies the grant application criteria.

584-025-0030 Evaluation - Clarifies the requirement that the consortium submit a written evaluation report for the Commission.

584-100-0017 Highly Qualified Elementary Teachers Teaching Title I or Remedial Reading - Clarifies requirements for all elementary teachers who teach Title 1 or remedial Reading.

AMEND:
584-036-0010 Personnel Required to Hold Licenses, Certificates or Charter School Registrations - Amends rule to include scope of administrator licensure changes.

584-060-0002 Definitions for Division 60 - Clarifies waiver of Basic Skills Tests (7) in lieu of a Master's Degree.

584-070-0112 Restricted Transitional School Counselor License - Amends subsection (6)(a). Emergency School Counselor Licenses may be issued for up to one year at the Executive Director's discretion.

584-070-0132 Emergency School Counselor License - Housekeeping edits.

584-070-0271 Transitional School Psychologist License for First Time Out-of-State Applicants - Aligns the Transitional School Psychologist License with the Transitional School Counseling and School Social Worker Licenses.

584-070-0431 Transitional School Social Worker License for First Time Out-of-State Applicants - Housekeeping edit.

584-080-0151 Transitional Administrator License for First Time Out-of-State Applicants - Clarifies Transitional Administrator license valid for only one year and applicant must hold an unrestricted administrator license from another state.

584-080-0152 Transitional Superintendent License for First Time Out-of-State Applicants - Clarifies applicant must hold an unrestricted administrator license from another state and have 5 years or more employment as a superintendent on a license valid for the assignment before holding an Oregon license.

584-100-0011 Highly Qualified Elementary Teacher New to the Profession - Clarifies that multiple subjects are only considered highly qualified in grades K-6.

584-100-0016 Highly Qualified Elementary Teacher Not New to the Profession - Clarifies that multiple subjects are only considered highly qualified in grades K-6.

584-100-0021 Highly Qualified Middle Teacher New to the Profession - Removes reference to Conditional Assignment Permit (CAP) and inserts License of Conditional Assignment (LCA).

584-100-0026 Highly Qualified Middle Teacher Not New to the Profession - Removes reference to Conditional Assignment Permit (CAP) and inserts License of Conditional Assignment (LCA).

584-100-0031 Highly Qualified Secondary Teacher New to the Profession - Removes reference to Conditional Assignment Permit (CAP) and inserts License of Conditional Assignment (LCA).

584-100-0038 HOUSSE for Middle Level and High School Teachers - Removes reference to Conditional Assignment Permit (CAP) and inserts License of Conditional Assignment (LCA).

Interested parties may email written comments to Kathleen Rogers. Oral comments can be made directly to the Commission at the February Commission meeting on February 2, 2012. Testimony will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. at the commission meeting at the Keizer Renaissance Inn.

Lynn D. Beaton, Director of Licensure, serves as the agency's hearing officer. The hearing will be recorded for permanent record. If there is written testimony at this time, it may be submitted.
The hearing officer will adjourn the public hearing and will not respond to questions. After the close of the public comment period, a report will be prepared to submit to the commission at the February meeting.

Opportunity for oral hearing shall be granted upon request received from 10 persons or from an association having not less than 10 members before the earliest date that the rule could become effective after the giving of notice.

Search TSPC OARS: http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_500/oar_584/584_tofc.html
 

 

  Archived: January 10, 2012  [MH:466-1] 
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