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2020 Board Meeting Dates, Locations, and Materials*

Date Meeting Place City Forum Registration
January 15, 2020 to January 16, 2020 Educational Service District 113 Tumwater
March 11, 2020 to March 12, 2020 Tacoma Public Schools Professional Development Center Tacoma Forum cancelled
March 26, 2020 Virtual Meeting ZOOM
April 8, 2020 Virtual Meeting ZOOM
April 21, 2020 Virtual Meeting ZOOM
May 13, 2020 to May 14, 2020 Virtual Meeting ZOOM
June 17, 2020 Virtual Meeting ZOOM
July 8, 2020 to July 9, 2020 Virtual Meeting ZOOM
September 15, 2020 to September 17, 2020 Virtual Meeting ZOOM
November 4, 2020 to November 5, 2020 Zoom Online Meeting
December 3, 2020 Zoom Online Meeting

Board Meeting Archives

March 26, Special Board Meeting

The State Board of Education worked with partners to review different scenarios and considerations to ensure Emergency Waiver Program rules effectively support students, schools, and communities. The Board held a Special Meeting at 1:30 – 3:30 on Thursday, March 26, to review the documents and get a link to the discussion recording, visit the SBE blog.

April 8, Special Board Meeting

The Board approved emergency rules to adopt the Emergency Waiver Program to allow districts flexibility during the COVID-19 school building closures. Find documents on the SBE blog

Links related to special Board Meeting agenda topics: 

Find supporting PDFs in the Board Packet section below.

April 21, Special Board Meeting

The State Board of Education held a special meeting Tuesday, April 21 to review and approve the first round of applications in the Emergency Waiver Program. Find the TVW recording of the session online.

May 13-14, Virtual Meeting

  • TVW broadcast (Day 1) - Welcome/call to order, Consent Agenda, Executive Director Update, Member/Committee Updates, COVID-19 Updates, High School Diploma and Pathway Requirements, public comment, Student Voice.
  • TVW broadcast (Day 2) - Welcome/call to order, Board Evaluation Discussion, Private School Approvals, Waivers of Credit-based Graduation Requirements and Implementation of SB 6521, Legislative Wrap-up and Interim Planning, public comment, Business Items.

September 15-17, Virtual Meeting

Visit SBE's Simbli site to access the latest meeting materials, as well as board minutes and the September business meeting agenda. Simply click on the agenda item within the "Meetings" section and you should see supporting materials. If you need assistance, please reach out to us. Find the recap for this meeting on SBE's blog

September 16-17, Business Meeting

Link to business item Board meeting in Simbli: September 16-17 (afternoons).

High-level Board meeting business item schedule:

  • September 16 (1-4:00 p.m.)
  • September 17 (12:30-4:00 p.m.)
    • Executive Committee elections, private schools, rules discussion
    • Video recording

Download the agenda here: September Board Meeting agenda.


September 15-17, Board Retreat and Planning Meeting

Link to Board retreat and planning meeting in Simbli: September 15 (all day), 16-17 (mornings).

Download the agenda here: September Board Retreat and Planning Meeting.

The retreat ended with the Leaders in Native Education Panel (September 17 from 9-11:00 a.m.): view panel bios.

November 4-5, Virtual Meeting

Visit SBE's Simbli site to access the meeting materials. Simply click on the agenda item and you should see information and documents. If you need assistance, please reach out to us.

December 3, Virtual Meeting

Zoom information: 

Link: (Meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m.)

Dial-in information: +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 857 2680 0646