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July 14-15 Meeting Recap

SBE held its Board meeting July 14-15, and discussed emergency waiver program and instructional hours rules, graduation pathway options research, legislative priorities, basic education, a student panel with the Root of our Youth, and more. You can find documents from the meeting on SBE’s Simbli page, and links to recordings (streamed by TVW) on SBE’s meetings page.

June Work Session Recap

On June 17, 2020, the State Board of Education held a work session to discuss the long-term impacts of COVID-19 school building closures, related disruptions to learning, and the challenges with reopening schools during the ongoing public health crisis. Board members discussed policy options to support schools in reopening and to facilitate serving students in a more equitable and effective way. The discussion helped identify the top priority policy options for staff to develop into proposals for Board consideration at the July meeting. 

Session Recap: January

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

Legislative Priorities

Newly adopted: 2023 Legislative Platform

At the November 2022 meeting, the Board adopted its 2023 legislative platform. It includes descriptions of requests and focuses on three priorities: Legislative platform (click to enlarge)

Rulemaking

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The State Board of Education has the authority to creates rules for public and approved private schools in Washington state. Rules developed by SBE can be found in Title 180 WAC. View the State Board's filings on the Register.

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Open Rules/Upcoming Hearings

  • 180-51 (High School Graduation Requirements) | Hearing held January 20 (recording available by request - no attendees)
  • Proposed rules (WSR link)
  • Public comment deadline: January 31, 2023

Current Rulemaking Activity/Rulemaking Docket:

If you'd like an Office of the Code Reviser certified copy (PDF) of the documents above, please contact us. Bolded rows indicate open rules.

Rulemaking activity
Title of Chapter of WAC Chapter Last Update
Practice, Procedure, and Access to Public Records 180-08 11/2010
State Support of Public Schools 180-16 07/2021
Accountability 180-17 04/2019
Waivers for Restructuring Purposes 180-18 01/2020
Charter Schools 180-19 02/2021
Private School Pupil Immunization Requirement 180-38 11/2010
High School Graduation Requirements 180-51 12/2020
Tests for Students Receiving Home-based Instruction 180-52 11/2010
Private School Accreditation 180-55 11/2006
Adult Education 180-72 11/2010
Private Schools 180-90 12/2020
GED 180-96 11/2010
Performance Improvement Goals 180-105 10/2018
Emergency Waiver of Certain Requirements 180-111 05/2022

Statutes and Rules

Statutes, Rules and Court Decisions

The rules of the State Board of Education are outlined in WAC 180. Governance of the Board is laid out in RCW 28A.305 and RCW 28A.657.