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GATE Partnership Advisory Committee Meetings

The GATE Partnership Advisory Committee is an open group made up of educators, social services, industry, and community organizations invested in youth success. Our goal is to provide ways to better collectively address both academic and non-academic youth barriers and supports.

Interested groups and individuals should attend a meeting or contact us at

Meeting Schedule

September 20, 9-4, Capital Region ESD 113 (Full)
New Workshop–September 19, 9-4, Capital Region ESD 113
Absences Add Up: Addressing Chronic Absenteeism and Promoting School Attendance

Through Graduation: A Team Effort Initiative (GATE), OSPI is working with multiple state agencies, statewide youth-serving organizations, regional and local education partners to raise awareness of the importance of school attendance and the negative impacts of chronic absenteeism, as well as promoting promising practices for reducing chronic absenteeism and increasing school attendance.

Please register to attend this 1-day training focused on addressing chronic absenteeism. Topics include current research on chronic absenteeism, a review of chronic absenteeism data, district/school/community panel discussions on impacts of absenteeism, and what is working to address the issue, as well as time for action planning around: increasing awareness, building of team problem solving capacity, creating school/community partnerships, implementing programming, and providing necessary professional development. Registration. Please contact us at with questions.

Participant Roster (PDF)

Past Meeting Handouts

+ December 8, 2015: Planning for Post-Secondary Success

A look at how we can better engage youth in planning for success after high school, and support them toward their goal.

+ September 15, 2014: Attendance

Attendance is an equity issue. Absenteeism is a symptom. Addressing the root causes requires supports both in the school and the community.

+ June 2, 2015: Transitions Transitions:
Transitions can be multi-dimensional and complex for youth, families and systems. For students, especially those with challenges, transitions can also be an easy spot to disengage. How we plan for and support youth through transitions can directly affect student achievement.
+ March 10, 2015: Student and Adult Engagement
  • Agenda (PDF)
  • Healthy Youth Survey (PDF)
    - Results from the 2014 Healthy Youth Survey. Trends in substance use, risk and protective factors, and how these correlate with academic performance.
  • Boys and Girls Club (PDF)
    - A presentation featuring B&G clubs of Thurston County and B&G Club of South Puget Sound. The presentation includes elements of engagement, aligning outcome measures with partner schools, aligning supports to meet those goals.

+ December 9, 2014: Multi-tier System of Supports (MTSS)
+ June 10, 2014: Post Graduation Achievement
+ March 11, 2014: Wellbeing and Civic Engagement
+ March 5, 2013
  • ERDC on the Educational Outcomes and Beyond (PDF)
    A briefing on the P20 for K12 reports, also known as the high school feedback reports, and how those are used at the building level. Additionally an Overview of the postsecondary enrollment research brief and other ERDC projects. Katie Weaver-Randall, Office of Financial Management.
  • Ready for Life?
    How Career and Technical Education, 21st Century Skills, and Worksite learning tie together to lead students to post graduation success. Bryan Erickson, Evergreen Public Schools
  • The Role of Internships in Dropout Prevention (PDF)
    A chance to learn about the PASS Act-funded Opportunity Internship Program administered by the Workforce Training Board. Mike Brennan, Workforce Training Board.
  • The Keys to Student Success: Attendance Matters (PDF)
    An overview of the efforts in Franklin Pierce School District to align data and school policy, and the positive results they are seeing in student outcomes. Wendy Dolan, School Counselor, Elmhurst Elementary, Franklin Pierce School District.

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