NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
 Oregon Administrative Rules
 
TEACHER STANDARDS AND PRACTICES COMMISSION
December 1, 2014
 
 
 
The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission voted to propose the following rule changes for public comment on November 6, 2014.  The proposed rules will be open for public comment from December 1, 2014 to January 29, 2015.  Public comment on the proposed rulemaking will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 29,, 2015 at the Commission's next meeting in Portland, Oregon.  
Comments should be emailed to TSPC.RuleTestimony@state.or.us during the public comment period.  
 
The following table includes the 24 proposed rule changes.  These proposed rule changes will be considered for permanent rulemaking at the Commission’s next meeting on January 29, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.  Each rule number is linked to a copy of the proposed rule language.
 
PROPOSED RULES – OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
Public Comment Period:  December 1, 2014 – January 29, 2015 (12 pm)
 
 
Program
Area
Proposed
Change
Administrative Rule Summary & Draft Rule
Rule Title
Filed as
Temporary Rule?
1
Licensure &
State Accreditation
Amend
(HK)
Changing the term “continuing” to “professional” license. 32 rules involved.
No
2
State Accreditation
Amend
Program Completion – Fast Track:  Field Operations Audit
No
3
State Accreditation
Amend
Selection, Recruitment, Admission and Retention of Candidates
Yes – filed as temp rule on 11/10/14
4
State Accreditation
Amend
Evidence of Effectiveness for Initial Teaching License Preparation
Yes – filed as temp rule on 11/10/14
5
State Accreditation
New Rule
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Endorsement: Competency Standards
No
6
State Accreditation
Amend
Initial School Counselor License: Competency Standards
No
7
Professional Practices
Repeal
Hearing Procedures
No
8
Professional Practices
Amend
Notice of Opportunity for Hearing and Hearing Procedures
No
9
Professional Practices
New Rule
Informal Reproval
No
10
Licensure
Amend
Registry of Charter School Teachers
Yes – filed as temp rule on 9/24/2014
11
Licensure
Amend
Fees
No
12
Licensure
Amend
Expedited Service for Licensure Applications
No
13
Licensure
Amend
Licensure Tests
No
14
Licensure
Amend
Special Assignments
No
15
Licensure
Amend
Emergency Teaching License
Yes – filed as temp rule on 11/10/14
16
State Accreditation
Amend
Adding Specialization to Teaching Licenses
No
17
State Accreditation
New Rule
Talented and Gifted: Competency Standards
No
18
State Accreditation
Amend
American Sign Language: Competency Standards
No
19
Licensure
Amend/HK
Assignment of Teachers as School Counselors
No
20
Licensure
Amend
Emergency School Counselor License
Yes – filed as temp rule on 11/10/14
21
Licensure
Amend
Limited Student Services
No
22
Licensure
Amend
Transitional Superintendent License for First Time Out-of-State Applicants
No
23
Licensure
Amend
Emergency Administrator License
Yes – filed as temp rule on 11/10/14
24
Licensure
Amend
Professional Development Requirements
No
 
 
For current TSPC administrative rules, please use the following link.
Search TSPC OARS:
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_500/oar_584/584_tofc.html
Information on Providing Public Comments.

When an agency proposes to adopt, amend or repeal a rule, it shall give interested persons reasonable opportunity to submit data or views.  Due to budget reductions, the Commission is no longer conducting a separate hearing on each rule. However, interested parties may provide written comments to the Commission via the email address above. Additionally, 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.

Vickie Chamberlain, Executive Director, serves as the Commission's hearing officer in the event a hearing is requested. If held, the hearing will be recorded for permanent record. The hearing officer will open the hearing and read the OAR number and its intention or purpose. The hearing officer will ask those in attendance for oral testimony. Those individuals will be heard. 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, the hearing officer will prepare a report to the Commission which will be available from the Commission office.