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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: 

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.


General rulemaking FAQ  |  Feedback

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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Upcoming/Recent Hearings

  • Upcoming - 180-111: Emergency Waiver - scheduled for March 13, 2024, at 12:30 p.m. at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Building, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504. Remote option Zoom:
    • Adoption to be considered at the April 10-11 Board meeting.

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 12/2023
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

Legislative Priorities

2024 Legislative Platform

Legislative Priorities (click to enlarge view)At the October 2023 meeting, the Board adopted its 2024 legislative platform. It focuses on three priorities: 

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.