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					                                                 Monthly Status Report on Rulemaking
                                                            February 2003




Title and Part            Current Status                 Action Needed This         Description/Comments
Number of Rules                                          Month

Standards for             Pending JCAR’s review on       None                       Standards for directors and assistant
Administrative            March 11                                                  directors of special education
Certification (Part 29)
Special Education         Public comment period          None                       Companion amendment on directors and
(Part 226)                ended December 2;                                         assistant directors; changes prompted by
                          resolution of issues raised is                            OSEP; consent rule
                          pending; expect adoption in
                          March
Certification (Part 25)   Pending JCAR’s review on       None                       Two components in response to P.A. 92-796
                          March 11                                                  (HB 1436) – teaching excellence; continuing
                                                                                    professional development; also requirements
                                                                                    for speech-language pathologists’ CPD (P.A.
                                                                                    92-510); use of test results (P.A. 92-734);
                                                                                    providers of electronic CPD
Certification (Part 25)   Public comment period          None                       Two components in response to P.A. 92-796
                          ended January 27; expect                                  (HB 1436) – renewal of administrative
                          adoption in March                                         certificates and requirements for standard
                                                                                    certificate
Transitional Bilingual    Public comment period will     None                       Changes in requirements for parental
Education (Part 228)      end March 24; expect                                      notification; will respond to NCLB and
                          adoption in April                                         P.A. 92-604
Alternative Learning      Presented for initial review   Authorization for public   Reg’l supts to claim the GSA when they
Opportunities                                            comment                    operate
Program (Part 240)
Title and Part            Current Status                Action Needed This   Description/Comments
Number of Rules                                         Month

Standards for             Expect initial review in      None                 General education standards for special
Certification in          March                                              education teachers; will respond to
Specific Teaching                                                            determination of Court Monitor of June 22,
Fields (Part 27)                                                             2000
Certification (Part 25)   Expect initial review in      None                 Multiple issues, including NCATE procedural
                          March                                              changes and standards-related updating
Health/Life Safety        Expect initial review later   None                 Updating and changes identified by staff
Code for Public           this winter or in spring
Schools (Part 180)
Electronic                Expect initial review in      None                 Responds to P.A. 92-121; standards for
Transmission of Data      spring                                             transmission and encryption
(new Part 501)
Program Accounting        Expect initial review after   None                 Responds to P.A. 92-544; transfer of
Manual (Part 110)         Auditor General conducts                           responsibility for ROE audits
                          corresponding rulemaking