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Professional Educator Standards Brd - Supt of Public Instruction

RCW 28A.410.210; RCW 28A.413.020

THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR STANDARDS BOARD (PESB) Created in 2000, PESB ensures that Washington’s educator workforce is composed of highly effective, professional educators who meet the diverse needs of schools and districts. PESB works towards this vision by creating innovative policies that improve and support educator quality, workforce development, and diversity. Responsibilities: EDUCATOR QUALITY • Overseeing licensure and continuing education policy for all educator roles in the state. • Ensuring preparation programs create qualified professional educators by overseeing approval and review for all programs across the state. • Encouraging educators to participate in professional learning opportunities, including continuing education for certificate renewal, clock hours, professional growth plans, and optional second tier licensure. • Establishing minimum employment requirements for all Washington paraeducators. • Supporting paraeducators by designing and implementing professional standards of practice, a professional development certificate program, and pathways to become a teacher. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSITY • Diversifying and expanding the educator workforce by ensuring access to the profession, supporting and overseeing programs and initiatives like Grow Your Own, Recruiting Washington Teachers, and Alternative Routes to Certification. • Responding to district workforce needs, including addressing shortage areas and supporting Human Resource (HR) offices in educator retention and recruitment. • Building a workforce that is culturally responsive. Cultural competency standards guide the development of cultural responsiveness in Washington’s educators. Competencies in civil rights, anti-bias, and teaching effectiveness in culturally diverse populations are included at each stage of the educator continuum. POLICY INNOVATION • Investigating barriers, inequities and disparities within the education system and offering recommendations for solutions based on research and stakeholder engagement. • Prioritizing an equity lens in all that we do by identifying innovative opportunities to improve policy on access, preparation effectiveness, continuing education, educator quality and educator diversity.
Request 42,507,000
Net change from current biennium 20,331,502 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 91.7% Increase

Program Level Summary

Fund Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
General Fund - State 15,750,431 12,581,054 9,594,444 21,240,000 21,263,000
Educator Certification Processing Account - Nonappropriated 1,000 3,000
Annual Total 15,750,431 12,581,054 9,594,444 21,241,000 21,266,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
19,449,865 2,725,634 14.0% 20,331,502 91.7%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 14.3 18.8 13.6 11.4 11.9