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SBE to Discuss High-Quality High School and Beyond Plans and Processes

Release Date: 

September 3, 2014

WENATCHEE, Wash. – The Washington State Board of Education (SBE) will discuss development and implementation of high-quality High School and Beyond Plans (HSBP) and processes at the September 9-11 board meeting and planning retreat in Wenatchee. The board will also visit several area schools to see the HSBP process in action.

What:      State Board of Education Board Meeting and Planning Retreat

When:      8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 9
                 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 10
                 8:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Thursday, September 11 (school visits)

Where:     North Central Educational Service District
                 2nd Floor Ponderosa Room
                 430 Olds Station Road
                 Wenatchee, WA 98801

The new career and college ready graduation requirements place an emphasis on the importance of the High School and Beyond Plan in a student’s academic career. Rather than being a check box before graduation, the plan should be a living document begun early so that a student may develop personalized pathways based on career and educational goals and make intentional selections for the third credits of math and science.

HSBP processes vary across and within districts, meaning that students will have different access to high-quality plans depending on where they live and the schools they attend. The SBE has engaged practitioners, partner agencies and associations, and other stakeholders to craft guidance on the draft elements of a high-quality HSBP, identify barriers to implementing these plans, and identify ways to address those barriers so that every student is engaged in a meaningful planning process no matter what district they live in or school they attend.

The board will visit Wenatchee High School, Wenatchee Learns Connect Center, and the Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center to observe the career and college readiness opportunities available in the Wenatchee School District.

The meeting agenda and materials are now available at:

Time for public comment will be provided. The public and news media are invited to attend.


Contact: Sarah Lane, SBE Communications Manager, (360) 725-6501

About the State Board of Education: The State Board of Education provides advocacy and strategic oversight of public education. The board is comprised of 16 members: five are elected by school board directors, seven are appointed by the Governor, two serve as student representatives, and one serves as a private school representative. The Superintendent of Public Instruction is also a member.

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Media Contact: 

Alissa Muller, SBE Communications Manager, (360) 725-6501