180-Day School Year Waivers
As part of the basic education requirements in Washington State, each school district must make a minimum of 180 school days available to students each school year. OSPI may grant certain waivers from this basic education program requirement to a school district, in order for the district to implement a local plan to provide all students an effective education system designed to enhance the educational program for each student. Waiver examples include, parent-teacher conference days, professional development days, student transition day, alternative calendars for specific schools.
Waivers may also be granted from the requirement for a 180-day school year to a limited number of districts meeting certain enrollment criteria that propose to operate schools on a flexible calendar for purposes of economy and efficiency (RCW 28A.150.222).
Waiver Application Forms and Instructions
Email complete Waiver Applications to: email@example.com
Waiver Application Submission and 2019 Timetable
In general, applications submitted to OSPI by the 5th of the month will have a
decision by the 10th of the following month. For example, applications received
by OSPI by January 5 will receive a decision by February 10.
Waiver application packets must be submitted via email to:
All required application elements must be submitted before application consideration. Please see the application form for further instructions.
School Districts Granted Waivers
Parent-Teacher Conference Days
180 School Days Requirement Waiver
Economy & Efficiency