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**November 14 update: 

View the Jam Board where people can leave ideas and comments (from the November 14 session) or view the November 8 recording until December 9.

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State Board to hold public hearing on performance-based pathway

Public Hearing Scheduled: 180-51, graduation requirements

180-51: Graduation Requirements - The Board will host a public hearing on High School Graduation Requirements rules (for the performance-based graduation pathway option) on Tuesday, November 14 at 3:30 p.m. 

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September Meeting Recap

On September 7, the Board hosted an online meeting to approve proposed rules on graduation pathways, talk about legislative requests, and to discuss the Board’s upcoming strategic plan (outlining work moving forward through 2028). 

Find the agenda, supporting materials, and links to TVW’s video footage of the meeting on SBE’s meeting site.

Meeting Highlights: 

Happy Birthday, Snorkels!

Celebrating 1 year of travels and tales about education in Washington State!


Five Board positions are filled through elections by members of Washington state public school boards of directors. Two elected members must be from eastern Washington and three from western Washington. 

Elections are administered by the Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA) on their website: SBE Elections.

Strategic planning listening session

As advocates for quality education and positive change, your insights and perspectives are invaluable to shaping the future of education in our state. During two listening sessions, the Board collected input from community members and education partners to help inform the Board’s 2024-2028 strategic plan. We will host more sessions this fall! The plan will identify what work the Board will take on within its areas of authority to improve the K-12 education system. Help us decide where to focus our work!

From Student to Professional: Lisa Keohokalole Schauer

In the realm of community impact, few names shine as brightly as Lisa Keohokalole Schauer. As the founder of PointNorth, Lisa has dedicated her career to fostering positive change and empowerment within local communities.

Igniting Inspiration: High School Fire Sciences Course in Kelso

In the heart of Southwest Washington, a trailblazing high school program is shaping the heroic careers of young individuals destined for firefighting.