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Updated COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 (also known as the Novel Coronavirus) information

Many regions around the world are experiencing an expanding outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the virus known as COVID-19. This is an evolving situation that may have significant implications for Washington communities, including schools, in the months.

Olympia Community Talks Graduation

Consider an arts option for creative students

New graduation requirements in Washington have sparked important conversations since rules were adopted in November. SBE hosted its third forum on new graduation pathway options for students (required for the Class of 2020 and beyond) in Tumwater this past month. 

Legislative Session Highlights

Capitol Building by Olichel*** Find the latest entry in March here: Session Update (March 2020).

So far this month, Legislative committees worked to pass bills out of their original house policy committee by the cutoff deadline. Now, attention turns to fiscal committees, with fiscal cutoff deadline: Tuesday, February 11.

Two Swear In at SBE Meeting in Tumwater

Two new Board Members were sworn in at the State Board of Education Meeting in January (both photographed with Chair Peter Maier).Mary swears in

Session Recap: January

Find the latest blog post re: 2020 Legislative Session on the SBE blog.

Three Parts to a Diploma

After last year's Legislative session, the High School Diploma in Washington contains three parts:

March 11-12, Tacoma

ZOOM Recording Day 1 (part 1)
Agenda items include: Board Norms, Washington School Improvement Framework, School Recognition

ZOOM Recording Day 1 (part 2)
Agenda items include: Required Action Districts, Private Schools, Student Presentation