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2018 Resolutions

May 10, 2018 > Resolution to Honor 2018 State and National Teacher of the Year Ms. Mandy Manning
The Washington State Board of Education honors the outstanding work of Ms. Manning and other exemplary educators who remain dedicated to our most important endeavor: preparing all students for college, career, and life.

March 6, 2018 > Resolution to Commemorate Mona Humphries Bailey
The Washington State Board of Education honors and commemorates member Mona Humphries Bailey. She is missed by us all and we won’t soon forget the imprint she left. We offer this resolution in recognition of her contributions to our Board and to our state.

2017 Resolutions

September 13, 2017 > Resolution on Undocumented Students
The Washington State Board of Education encourages the United States Congress to approve legislation to reinstate DACA, or another program, that not only would allow DACA recipients to live and work in the United States without fear of deportation, but also would provide a path for them to become United States citizens, and encourages all school districts to continue to serve undocumented students in good faith and without regard to legal status, in fulfillment of Washington State’s constitutional guarantee and consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Plyer decision.

May 11, 2017 > Resolution on Biology Graduation Requirement
The Washington State Board of Education respectfully asks the Legislature to act immediately, so that schools and districts are able to designate students from the Class of 2017 as eligible to graduate, even without passing the biology end-of-course exam, and will continue to make further recommendations on graduation requirements to the Legislature as necessary, or as new standardized tests are utilized by districts.

January 11, 2017 > Joint Resolution on Career Readiness
The Workforce Board and the Washington State Board of Education, along with partners and stakeholders, will work to align the education system to support all students becoming career ready

2016 Resolutions

January 11, 2016 > Every Student Succeeds Act Resolution
The Washington State Board of Education, in collaboration with the Superintendent of Public Instruction and other partners, will begin the process of revising the performance improvement goals contained in Chapter 180-105, toward the goal of creating a more meaningful framework for performance improvement goals-setting that maintains comparability across schools, but sets realistic targets and incorporates multiple measures of success, and establishes a goal of adopting revised performance improvement goals for implementation during the 2017-18 school year.

2015 Resolutions

January 8, 2015 > Position Statement on High School Assessments required for graduation

2014 Resolutions

September 10, 2014 > Resolution on the McCleary School Funding Decision and school funding proposals entertained during the 2015 Legislative Session
The Washington State Board of Education, in view of its statutory responsibility to provide strategic oversight of the public education system, voted to adopt a resolution suggesting guiding principles to the Legislature in the performance of its duties to ensure that ample provision is made for all students residing within its borders, in a general and uniform system of public schools.

March 6, 2014 > Resolution to Raise Awareness of School Discipline Concerns and Best Practices
The Washington State Board of Education encourages schools and school districts to review their locally collected discipline data and review and adjust their discipline policies and practices based on their local data, recognized best practice, and in light of the 2014 federal guidance.

March 6, 2014 > Resolution on the Federal ESEA Waiver Teacher Evaluation Requirements
The Washington State Board of Education calls upon the Legislature to resolve the issue of the student growth component of teacher and principal evaluations in a way that will allow the State of Washington to continue to receive a U.S. Department waiver of the requirements of No Child Left Behind while preserving the innovative Teacher and Principal Evaluation Program.

January 9, 2014 > Resolution to Approve Washington State Graduation Requirement Framework: Career and College Ready
The State Board of Education is approving an amended career and college-ready graduation requirement framework that will allow all students to pursue personalized post-secondary pathways. These post-secondary pathways will be locally determined, but must include at least the following options for high school and skill center students.


2013 Resolutions

November 15, 2013 > Anti-Bullying Resolution
The Washington State Board of Education supports the inclusion of students in the adoption or amendment of any anti-bullying policy or procedure as required by RCW 28A.300.285.


2012 Resolutions

September 27, 2012 > Native American Mascot Resolution
The Washington State Board of Education urges school districts to follow the principles outlined in the 1993 Board Resolution. Local district leaders are encouraged to review and reevaluate mascot policies that may have an adverse affect on Washington students.

July 12, 2012 > Accountability System Resolution
The State Board of Education will begin development and implementation of “Phase II” of the accountability system established under RCW 28A.657, will focus on revising the Achievement Index to incorporate student growth, and will establish a unified system for evaluating school and district performance in Washington state.

February 23, 2012 > State Accountability System, ESEA Flexibility Resolution
The State Board of Education will begin development and implementation of “Phase II” of the accountability system established under RCW 28A.657, will focus on revising the Achievement Index to incorporate student growth, and will establish a unified system for evaluating school and district performance in Washington state.


2010 Resolutions

 

November 10, 2010 > Resolution to Approve Washington State Graduation Requirements: Career and College Ready
The State Board of Education is approving a new set of career and college-ready graduation requirements. All students will be enrolled in a common pathway that will keep all postsecondary options open and will align with the Higher Education Coordinating Board’s minimum four-year public college admission requirements unless students substitute courses according to their High School and Beyond Plans.


2009 Resolutions

January 15, 2009 > Final Accountability Resolution
The State Board of Education will develop an accountability index to identify schools and districts based on student achievement using criteria that are fair, consistent, transparent, and easily understood for the purposes of providing feedback to schools and districts to self-assess their progress as well as to identify schools with exemplary performance and those with poor performance.


1993 Resolutions

September 24, 1993> Native American Mascot Resolution
The Washington State Board of Education requests school districts review and reevaluate their policies and practices in the areas of building names, mascots, logos, activities, events, portrayals of caricatures, and behaviors to ensure that such references and activities are free from bias and derogatory connotations or effects associated with race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.

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