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State Considers Flexibility for Graduating Seniors

Summary: At a special Board meeting, the Washington State Board of Education (SBE) reviewed the process for creating an emergency waiver program that would give districts more flexibility in certain graduation requirements following extensive school closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

SBE to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Rules to Implement the 24-Credit Graduation Requirements

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Washington State Board of Education (SBE) will hold a public hearing on proposed rules to implement SB 6552 and consider adopting them at the July 9-10 board meeting in Spokane. The board will also review and consider approval of required action plans.

What:      State Board of Education Board Meeting

When:     8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Wednesday, July 9
                8:00 am to 3:30 pm, Thursday, July 10

State Board of Education to Recognize 2014 Teacher of the Year, Hold Public Hearings

TUMWATER, Wash. – The Washington State Board of Education (SBE) will recognize Washington’s 2014 Teacher of the Year Katie Brown, and hold two public hearings at the January 8-9 board meeting in Tumwater, at the New Market Skills Center.

What:      State Board of Education Board Meeting

When:      8:30 am to 5 pm, Wednesday, January 8
                 8:30 am to 3 pm, Thursday, January 9

State Board of Education Reviews Proposals to Incorporate Student Growth Measures into the Way Schools are Evaluated in Washington State

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. –The Washington State Board of Education’s May 7-9 meeting in Federal Way will focus on revising the Washington Achievement Index to include measures of student growth. The meeting will also address standards for approval for charter school authorizers, Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives for English Language Learners, Next Generation Science Standards, and CTE course equivalencies in Science.

State Board of Education to Hold Public Hearing on Draft Rules Related to State’s First Public Charter Schools

OLYMPIA, Wash. –The Washington State Board of Education’s February 26 meeting in Olympia, at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, will include a public hearing on draft rules pertinent to the state’s first public charter schools.

Those wishing to provide comment on the draft rules may attend the hearing in Olympia, via K-20 video feed in Spokane at the office of ESD 101, or by writing us directly (sbe@k12.wa.us).

State Board of Education to Review Draft Rules Related to State’s First Public Charter Schools

TUMWATER, Wash. –The Washington State Board of Education’s January 9-10 meeting in Tumwater, at the office of ESD 113, will include a review and discussion of draft rules pertinent to the state’s first public charter schools.

State Board of Education to Begin Implementation Planning for State’s First Public Charter Schools

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Board of Education has initiated the process of implementing a framework for the state’s first public charter schools.

The Board’s work with public charter schools began with the apparent passage of Initiative 1240. Though the results are not yet final, the ‘yes’ vote leads by approximately 45,000 votes. The final results may not be official until December 6th, the last day results can be certified by the Secretary of State.

State Board of Education to Revise State’s Achievement Index

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The Washington State Board of Education’s (SBE) July 10-11 meeting at Western Washington University in Bellingham, will mark the start of the Board and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) collaborative effort to revise the state’s Achievement Index.