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NUMBER DATE TITLE PROGRAM
B087-11 12/15/11
+ Guidance on Private School Participation in Federal Programs

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Carl D. Perkins Act of 2006 require school districts to provide equitable services to eligible private school students, teachers, educational personnel, and parents under certain federal programs.

  • B087-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach A - Programs Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
  • Attach B - Private School Electronic Reporting Instructions
  • Attach C - OSPI Annual Private School Timeline
  • Attach D - Requirements for School Districts Regarding Private School Participation
  • Attach E - School District Electronic Reporting Instructions
  • Attach F - USDA Child Nutrition Income Guidelines 2011–2012

Title I/LAP and Consolidated Program Review
B086-11 12/14/11
+ Precaution Regarding Building Roofs

As a precaution, OSPI is notifying school districts of a possible roof problem that may require immediate attention.

School Facilities and Organization
B085-11 12/07/11
+ Initiative 728 Reporting for 2010–11

Initiative 728 (I-728) requires school districts to report I-728 expenditures and the impact of the expenditures to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) at the end of each school year.

School Apportionment and Financial Services
B084-11 11/28/11
+ 2012 CenturyLink/OSPI Teachers & Technology Grant Application

CenturyLink (formerly the Qwest Foundation) has provided $90,000 to the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to promote technology integration and the development of 21st century skills.

Information Technology Services
B083-11 11/22/11
+ Learning Assistance Program Requirements

This bulletin informs school districts about the Learning Assistance Program (LAP) requirements as codified under Chapter 28A.165 Revised Code of Washington (RCW).

Title I/LAP and Consolidated Program Review
B082-11 11/15/11
+ N<30 Adequate Yearly Progress School Improvement Plan Submission and Schools with No Population Tested on the Statewide Assessment

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 2001 requires “adequate yearly progress” (AYP) determinations in mathematics and reading for each public school in the state.

Title I/LAP and Consolidated Program Review
B081-11 11/17/11
+ 2011–12 S-275 Personnel Reporting Handbook, 2011–12 School Personnel Report, Form S-275

The 2011–12 S-275 Personnel Reporting Handbook provides school districts and educational service districts (ESDs) with instructions for reporting certificated and classified staff to School Apportionment and Financial Services at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

School Apportionment and Financial Services
B080-11 12/14/11
+ Child Nutrition Programs Annual Requirements for Local Education Agencies

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide all local education agencies (LEAs) with current information and/or an update of pertinent information that is essential to the operation of the Child Nutrition Programs (CNP).

  • B080-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - On-Site School Review
  • Attach 2 - On-Site Review for After School Snack Program
  • Attach 3 - Daily Snack Count Form for Area Eligible Site
  • Attach 4 - Annual Storage Facility Self-Evaluation

Child Nutrition Services
B079-11 11/08/11
+ Changes to Federal Program Allocations for 2011-2012

As a part of Public Law 112-33 signed by President Obama on September 30, 2011, federal grant amounts were reduced by 1.503 percent. This bulletin is intended to provide information about the relation of these cuts to specific school district grant allocations.

School Apportionment and Financial Services
B078-11 11/09/11
+ Expiring Residency Certification

September 1, 2011, marks the end of the transition period for residency certificate holders earning the second tier professional certificate in Washington State. Teachers who hold a residency certificate on or after September 1, 2011, must pass the ProTeach Portfolio to earn a professional certificate.

Student Support and Professional Educator Standards Board
B076-11 10/05/11
+ Amounts Designated for Specific Purposes Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Formula Programs

This bulletin describes and updates grant “set-aside” provisions—amounts statutorily designated for specific purposes—under the terms of certain Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) formula programs.

Title I/LAP and Consolidated Program Review, School Apportionment and Financial Services
B075-11 09/28/11
+ Federal McKinney-Vento Data Collection Forms

According to the Federal McKinney-Vento Act, all school districts are required to identify, enroll, and serve children and youths living in homeless situations.

  • B075-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach - Identification of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Learning and Teaching Support
B074-11 09/29/11
+ 2010–11 Career and Technical Education End-of-Year Report (P210 Voc)

To meet state and federal reporting requirements, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Career and Technical Education (CTE) office must collect CTE end-of-year enrollment for the 2010–11 school year.

Career and College Readiness
B073-11 09/30/11
+ 2011–12 Home-Based Student Annual Report

The purpose of this bulletin is to request that school district administrators complete the Home-Based Student Annual Report.

Student Support
B072-11 09/29/11
+ 2010–11 Middle and High School Enrollment Status Report (P210) and Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate Report

The 2010–11 Middle and High School Enrollment Status Report (P210) will be generated using the Comprehensive Education Data and Research System (CEDARS) for the 2010–11 school year and beginning enrollment for the 2011–12 school year for student enrollment submitted prior to September 30, 2011.

  • B072-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Enrollment Status Report (P210) Business Rules and Exception Report Messages
  • Attach 2 - Class of 2011 Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate Calculations Overview and Business Rules

Assessment and Student Information
B071-11 11/01/11
+ Adult Care Institutions—New Institution Agreement Federal Fiscal Year 2012

Adult care institutions provide care to eligible enrolled adult participants who are over 60 years of age or who are functionally impaired.

Submit these forms ONLY if needed.

Child Nutrition Services
B070-11 09/26/11
+ Federal Special Education Data Reporting Requirements

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) collects special education data which must be submitted annually to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education.

Special Education
B069-11 09/23/11
+ Second Grade Reading Assessment RCW.28A.300.310 and RCW.28A.300.320

RCW.28A.300.320 mandates that every student in the state of Washington be assessed during the first six weeks of the second grade year using a grade-level equivalent oral reading passage to determine each child’s level of fluency (i.e., rate, accuracy, and prosody) with respect to beginning of the year second grade expectations (Hasbrouck & Tindal, 2006.)

Assessment and Student Information and Teaching & Learning
B068-11 11/01/11
+ 2011–12 National School Lunch, Breakfast, and Special Milk Program Reimbursement Claim Deadlines, Paper Claim Form, and Instructions

Enclosed with this bulletin are the 2011–12 National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), and Special Milk Program (SMP) reimbursement claim deadlines, paper claim form, and instructions for filing reimbursement claims.

Child Nutrition Services
B067-11 09/22/11
+ Parent Involvement Requirements for Title I, Part A Districts and Schools

Title I, Part A set-aside funds for parent involvement [as prescribed by the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as reauthorized by No Child Left Behind (NCLB)] must be used to conduct programs and activities to involve parents in the planning and implementation of the Title I, Part A program, including promoting family literacy and parenting skills.

Title I, Part A
B066-11 11/01/11
+ National School Lunch, Breakfast, and Special Milk Program Building Data for October 2011 and October Claim for Reimbursement

The purpose of this bulletin is to request October 2011 building data for all public schools, private schools, and residential child care institutions (RCCIs) approved to operate a National School Lunch, Breakfast, or Special Milk Program.

  • B066-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - National School Lunch, Breakfast, and Special Milk Program
    Building Data Electronic Instructions - October 2011
  • Attach 2 - Building Data Worksheet

Child Nutrition Services
B065-11 09/15/11
+ 2011–12 Reimbursement and Categories for School Buses

School Bus Reimbursement (Depreciation) information for the 2011–12 school year is available online at http://www.k12.wa.us/busdepreciation/.

  • B065-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - School Bus Categories and Reimbursement Prices

Student Transportation
B064-11 09/07/11
+ Required Submission of Comparability Report for Title I, Part A

As a condition to receiving Title I, Part A funds, districts must use state and local funds to provide services in Title I, Part A schools that are comparable to the services provided in schools that are not receiving Title I, Part A funds. If the district serves all of its schools with Title I, Part A funds, it must also use state and local funds to provide services that are substantially comparable in each building.

Title I/LAP and Consolidated Program Review
B063-11 08/31/11
+ Contracting Out Services Provided by Certain Classified Employees Under RCW 28A.400.285

The purpose of this bulletin is to establish guidelines for school districts/educational service districts (district) in the process of contracting out for services previously provided by classified employees.

  • B063-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach - Outline of Procedural and Subject Matter Considerations

Student Support
B062-11 09/01/11
+ 2011–12 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification and Challenging Schools Bonuses

This bulletin provides instructions for claiming the annual state salary bonus for teachers who have attained national board certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).

Apportionment and Financial Services/K-12 Education
B061-11 09/01/11
+ McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison Contact List

In an effort to ensure that children and youths experiencing homelessness have equal access to all educational services, the McKinney-Vento Act (Title X) requires each school district to designate a homeless liaison.

Learning and Teaching Support
B060-11 09/06/11
+ Grant Award Reporting and Processes for Fiscal Year 2011–12

This bulletin sets forth the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011–12 grant payment processes, expenditure reporting, information about carryover funds, budget revision policy, and information about indirect costs for those federal and selected state grant programs identified in Attachment A (2011–12 Federal and State Grant Program Information).

Grants Management
B059-11 08/31/11
+ 2011–12 State Accepted Quotes for School Bus Categories

The school bus purchase prices available through the state quote system are established each year from competitive price quotes in each school bus category submitted by Washington school bus vendors.

Student Transportation
B058-11 08/26/11
+ Title III—English Language Acquisition Guidance 2011–12

The Title III Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) recently completed a compliance review of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) administration of the Title III, Part A program of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA).

Migrant and Bilingual Education
B057-11 09/30/11
+ Child Care Institutions—New Institution Agreement Federal Fiscal Year 2012

Institutions that intend to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) must complete and return the attached application packet.

  • B057-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - General Instructions
  • Attach 2 - Form SPI CACFP 1269CKLT-2 Child Care Center Application Checklist for New Institutions
  • Attach 3 - Form SPI CACFP 1269A Child Care Center Agreement
  • Attach 4 - Form SPI CACFP 1136 AUTH SIG User Authorization
  • Attach 5 - Form SPI CACFP 1269SI Sponsor Information
  • Attach 6 - Form SPI CACFP 1269S-APP Center Application
  • Attach 7 - Form SPI CACFP 1269B Budget Information
  • Attach 8 - Form SPI 1269MP Management Plan
  • Attach 9 - Form SPI CACFP 1269MR Nondiscrimination and Media Policy Statement
  • Attach 10 - Form SPI CACFP 1269 SAMP Media Release
  • Attach 11 - Form SPI CNS 280 LOB Certification Regarding Lobbying
  • Attach 12 - Form SPI CNS 280F Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
  • Attach 13 - Form SPI CNS 1136PS Procurement Standards
  • Attach 14 - Statewide Payee Registration
  • Attach 15 - Form SPI 1576 Sample Letter to Board Members, Managers, and Supervisors in Organizations Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
  • Online Attach A - Form SPI CACFP 1136SA Food Service Agreement for Vendors
  • Online Attach B - Form SPI CACFP 1269 FBS Financial Balance Sheet
  • Online Attach C - Form SPI CACFP 1269SC.fm Self-Certification of Non-licensed Facilities
  • Online Attach D - B024-11 Child Care Institutions Enrollment and Income-Eligibility Instructions for Federal Fiscal Year 2012

Child Nutrition Services
B056-11 09/29/11
+ Annual Requirements for Local Education Agencies: Income Verification of Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications

For the 2011–12 school year (SY), local education agencies (LEAs) must complete the annual verification of free and reduced-price meal applications (U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] regulation 7 CFR 245.6a) by November 15, 2011.

  • B056-11 - Bulletin
  • Attachment 1 - Verification Timeline (Ver ATT A1)
  • Attachment 2 - Verification Non-Response Rate at 20% or Higher For 2010–11 School Year (Ver ATT A2)
  • Attachment 3 - 3% Focused – 20% or Greater Non-Response Rate (3% of Applications) Sampling Worksheet (Ver ATT A3)
  • Attachment 4 - LEAs with a Non-Response Rate Less Than 20% 3% Random Sampling Worksheet (Ver ATT A4)
  • Attachment 5 - LEAs – Non-Response Rate Less Than 20% Focused Sampling Worksheet 1% Plus 1/2% (Ver ATT A5)
  • Attachment 6 - Explanation of Method Used to Select Verification Sample (Ver ATT A6)
  • Attachment 7 - Letter to Households Notification of Selection for Verification of Eligibility (Ver ATT A7)
  • Attachment 8 - Verification Information for Free and Reduced-Price Meals (Ver ATT A8)
  • Attachment 9 - Letter Household May Have Employer Complete (Ver ATT A9)
  • Attachment 10 - Letter Household May Have Social Security Office Complete (Ver ATT A10)
  • Attachment 11 - Letter Household May Have Basic Food/TANF Office Complete (Ver ATT A11)
  • Attachment 12 - Letter Household May Have Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)/Tribal TANF Office Complete (Ver ATT A12)
  • Attachment 13 - Letter to the Basic Food/TANF/FDPIR/Tribal TANF Office from the Local Education Agency (Ver ATT A13)
  • Attachment 14 - Verification Form – Basic Food/TANF/FDPIR/Tribal TANF Recipients (Multiple Applicants) (Ver ATT A14)
  • Attachment 15 - Letter of Verification Results and Adverse Action for Income Households (Ver ATT A15)
  • Attachment 16 - Letter of Verification Results and Adverse Action for Basic Food/TANF/FDPIR/Tribal TANF Households (Ver ATT A16)
  • Attachment 17 - Notification of Continuation of Benefits as a Result of Verification (Optional) (Ver ATT A17)
  • Attachment 18 - Follow-up Notice to Households Who Did Not Respond to Verification Request for Information (Ver ATT A18)
  • Attachment 19 - Sources of Acceptable Income Documentation (Ver ATT A19)
  • Attachment 20 - Documentation of the Verification Process (Ver ATT A20)
  • Attachment 21 - User Authorization for Child Nutrition Programs (SPI VER 1532B NSLP User Auth)
  • Attachment 22 - OSPI-CNS Approved Automated Systems – Waiver of Second Party Confirmation Review (Ver ATT A22)

Child Nutrition Services
B055-11 09/01/11
+ 2011–12 School Year, Required Student Transportation Operations Reports

This bulletin provides information for all required school district and educational service district (ESD) student transportation operations reports.

  • B055-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - General Instructions for the Student Transportation Operations Report
  • Attach 2 - Detailed Guidance for the Student Transportation Operations Report
  • Form 1 - SPI 1022A School Bus Route and Bus Stop Location Form (optional)
  • Form 2 - SPI 1022B K–Route Count Worksheet (optional)
  • Form 3 - SPI 1022CM District Car Mileage Log (optional)
  • Form 4 - SPI 1022CS District Car Student Count Form (optional)
  • Form 5 - SPI 1022D Student Count Form (optional)
  • Form 6 - SPI 1022F School Bus Fuel Worksheet (optional)
  • Form 7 - SPI 1022G McKinney–Vento Transportation Worksheet (optional)
  • Form 8 - SPI 1021 School Bus Mileage Worksheet (optional)

Student Transportation
B054-11 08/24/11
+ Certification Processing Fee

During the 2011 legislative special session, the Legislature found that “the current economic environment requires that the state, when appropriate, charge for some of the services provided directly to the users of those services.”

Professional Certification
B053-11 08/24/11
+ Announcement of Rescindment of Approved Status: Productive Learning

As per RCW 28A.250, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) approves multidistrict online school, course, and program providers in Washington State.

Digital Learning Department
B052-11 08/18/11
+ 2011–12 Enrollment Reporting Handbook

The 2011–12 Enrollment Reporting Handbook provides school districts, educational service districts (ESDs), and other users with a reference manual and forms for reporting enrollment to School Apportionment and Financial Services (SAFS) at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

School Apportionment and Financial Services
B051-11 08/17/11
+ Time and Effort Requirements (Charging Employee Compensation to Federal Grants)

This bulletin provides guidance on time and effort requirements (i.e., charging employee compensation to federal grants). In addition, this bulletin includes information on applying for substitute time distribution systems.

  • B051-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach A - Standards for Charging Employee Compensation to Federal Grants

Title I/LAP and Consolidated Program Review, School Apportionment and Financial Services
B050-11 07/29/11
+ Combining Funds in Title I, Part A Schoolwide Programs

This bulletin provides guidance to school districts choosing to combine funds in a Title I, Part A schoolwide program.

Title I/LAP and Consolidated Program Review
B049-11 07/29/11
+ Use of Funds: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), Part B

This bulletin informs Local Education Agencies (LEAs) of the requirements pertaining to the use of funds consistent with Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004).

Special Education
B047-11 07/26/11
+ Students Participating in Running Start Programs Funded up to a Combined Maximum Enrollment of 1.20 FTE

The purpose of this bulletin is to clarify recent legislative changes to the combined Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) enrollment maximum that may be claimed by school districts and colleges for Running Start and to provide guidance to schools and colleges in the implementation of these new restrictions with students and their parents/guardians.

  • B047-11 - Bulletin
  • Addendum - Addendum to Bulletin
  • Attach A - Clarification Document
  • Attach B - Running Start Enrollment Verification Form
  • Addendum 2 - Students Participating in Running Start Programs Funded up to a Combined Maximum Enrollment of 1.20 FTE: Second Clarification Addendum
  • Attach C - Examples of Running Start AAFTE Calculation and Potential Spring Quarter Adjustment
  • Attach D - Spring Quarter Eligibility Calculator
  • Attach E - Spring Quarter Eligibility Adjustment Form

Secondary Education and School Improvement, School Apportionment and Financial Services
B046-11 07/27/11
+ Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) Compliance Verification (Form 479)

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) applies for E-rate discounts on behalf of all K-12 schools connected to the K-20 network.

Information Technology Services
B045-11 07/20/11
+ Beginning Educator Support Team (BEST) Grants

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has been tasked by the 2011 Legislature with implementation of a beginning educator support program.

K-12 Education
B044-11 07/22/11
+Notification of IDEA-B Grant Funds Available for Start-up Costs of Implementing Teletherapy Services

The purpose of this bulletin is to announce the availability of federal IDEA-B grant funds for start-up costs associated with implementing a web-based infrastructure of teletherapy options for special education students in need of related services.

Special Education
B043-11 08/03/11
+ Adult Care Institutions—Child and Adult Care Food Program Renewal Process for Federal Fiscal Year 2012

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (The Act), Public Law 111-296, requires permanent operating agreements between the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

  • B043-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Form SPI CACFP 1316CKLT-RENEW Adult Care Center Application Checklist for Renewing Institutions
  • Attach 2 - General Instructions—Renewing Adult Care Institutions
  • Attach 3 - Adult Care Online Renewal Instructions—2012
  • Attach 4 - Form SPI CACFP 1316A Adult Day Care Agreement
  • Online Only Attach A - Form SPI CACFP 1136 AUTH SIG—User Authorization
  • Online Only Attach B - Form SPI CACFP 1136SA Food Service Agreement for Vendors
  • Online Only Attach C - Statewide Vendor Registration and Direct Deposit Authorization
  • Online Only Attach D - W-9—Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification

Child Nutrition Services
B042-11 08/02/11
+ Child Care Institutions—Child and Adult Care Food Program Renewal Process for Federal Fiscal Year 2012

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (The Act), Public Law 111-296, requires permanent operating agreements between the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

  • B042-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Form SPI CACFP 1269CKLT-1 Child Care Center Application Checklist for Renewing Institutions
  • Attach 2 - General Instructions—Renewing Child Care Institutions
  • Attach 3 - Child Care Online Instructions—2012
  • Attach 4 - Form SPI CACFP 1269A Child Care Center Agreement
  • Attach 5 - USDA Flier—Building for the Future (English)
  • Attach 6 - USDA Flier—Building for the Future (Spanish)
  • Attach 7 - USDA Flier—Building for the Future (Russian)
  • Attach 8 - WIC: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (English)
  • Attach 9 - WIC: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (Spanish)
  • Online Only Attach A - Form SPI CACFP 1136 AUTH SIG—User Authorization
  • Online Only Attach B - Form SPI CACFP 1136SA Food Service Agreement for Vendors
  • Online Only Attach C - Statewide Vendor Registration and Direct Deposit Authorization
  • Online Only Attach D - W-9—Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification

Child Nutrition Services
B041-11 07/28/11
+ Family Day Care Home Sponsors Agreement Renewal Process for Federal Fiscal Year 2012

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (The Act), Public Law 111-296, requires permanent operating agreements between the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

  • B041-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Form SPI FDCH 1136CKLT Application Checklist for Renewing Sponsors
  • Attach 2 - General Instructions Renewing Family Day Care Home Sponsors
  • Attach 3 - General Information Renewing Your Application Online
  • Attach 4 - Form SPI FDCH 1136A Family Day Care Home Sponsor Program Agreement
  • Attach 5 - Letter of Intent: Accrued Leave Benefit Method Used in CACFP
  • Attach 6 - WIC: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (English)
  • Attach 7 - WIC: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (Spanish)
  • Online Only Attach A - Form SPI CACFP 1136 AUTH SIG—User Authorization
  • Online Only Attach B - Statewide Vendor Registration and Direct Deposit Authorization
  • Online Only Attach C - W-9—Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification

Child Nutrition Services
B040-11 08/31/11
+ Renewal of Special Milk Program Application – 2011–12 School Year

Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that only serve milk, serve milk to split-session kindergarten students that do not have access to either the breakfast or lunch programs, or serve milk to children enrolled in child care centers are eligible for the Special Milk Program (SMP).

  • B040-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Instructions
  • Attach 2 - Application Checklist
  • Attach 3 - Certification Regarding Lobbying
  • Attach 4 - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
  • Attach 5 - User Authorization for Child Nutrition Programs
  • Attach 6 - Letter to Households
  • Attach 7 - Household Application for Free Milk
  • Attach 8 - Sample Public Release for Special Milk Program
  • Attach 9 - Income Guidelines
  • Attach 10 - Notice of Eligibility for Free Milk
  • Attach 11 - Notice of Denied Eligibility for Free Milk
  • Attach 12 - Notice That Temporary Approval For Free Milk is Expiring Soon
  • Attach 13 - Statewide Vendor Registration and Direct Deposit Authorization
  • Attach 14 - W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification

Child Nutrition Services
B039-11 07/12/11
+ Waiver of Eligibility for Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program

The Western Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the automatic eligibility of participants in Washington State’s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) for a one-year period.

Child Nutrition Services
B038-11 07/20/11
+ 2011–12 Family Day Care Home Reimbursement Rates

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the following reimbursement rates for the year beginning July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012:

Child Nutrition Services
B037-11 08/26/11
+ Reimbursement of K–3 Reduced-Price Lunch State Co-pay

Beginning July 1, 2007, K–3 public school students eligible for reduced-price lunch were no longer required to make co-payments for lunch. The Legislature provided funding in the 2007–09 operating budget which eliminated co-payments for public school students eligible for reduced-price lunch in Grades K–3. This funding has continued in the 2011–13 biennial operating budget.

Child Nutrition Services
B036-11 08/01/11
+ Child Nutrition Programs Federal Reimbursement Rates and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Assistance Program Rate for Period July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012

Following are the new reimbursement rates for meals served in the Child Nutrition Programs effective July 1, 2011:

Child Nutrition Services
B035-11 09/28/11
+ Renewal of Public School Districts/Private Schools Child Nutrition Program Application—2011–12 School Year

School districts and private schools that intend to continue participation in either the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or School Breakfast Program (SBP) for school year 2011–12 must complete and return the renewal application packet by September 30, 2011.

  • B035-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Instructions for Completing Attachments
  • Attach 2 - Application Checklist
  • Attach 3 - Certification Regarding Lobbying
  • Attach 4 - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
  • Attach 5 - Public School Districts with Food Service Management Companies Financial Information
  • Attach 6 - User Authorization for Child Nutrition Programs

Child Nutrition Services
B034-11 06/17/11
+ New Highly Qualified Teacher Data Collection Tool Open to Districts

This bulletin provides an overview of the new Teacher Quality (HQT) Data Collection Tool that has been in design and development for over a year.

Title II, Part A
B033-11 09/28/11
+ Public School Districts/Private Schools State Prototype Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application 2011–12 School Year

School districts and private schools participating in either of the Child Nutrition Programs (National School Lunch Program [NSLP] and/or School Breakfast Program [SBP]) for school year 2011–12 must complete and return the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application Packet by September 30, 2011.

  • B033-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Instructions for Completing Attachments
  • Attach 2 - Form SPI NSLP 280 RENCKLST—Child Nutrition Programs Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application Checklist
  • Attach 3 - Form SPI NLSP Exhibit 1—2011–12 Letter to Households National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program
  • Attach 4 - Form SPI NSLP Non-Pricing Exhibit 2—2011–12 Letter to Households (Non-pricing/Provision) National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program
  • Attach 5 - Form SPI NSLP Private/RCCI Exhibit 3—2011–12 Letter to Households National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program
  • Attach 6 - Form SPI NSLP Exhibit A–2011–12 Household Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals
  • Attach 7 - Form SPI 280 INC GDLNS—USDA Child Nutrition Program Income Guidelines July 1, 2011–June 30, 2012
  • Attach 8 - ATT2 NSLP—Notice of Eligibility for Free or Reduced-Price Meals School Year 2011–12 National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program
  • Attach 9 - ATT3 NSLP—Notice of Denied Eligibility for Free or Reduced-Price Meals School Year 2011–12 National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program
  • Attach 10 - ATT4 NSLP Notice That Temporary Approval For Free Meals is Expiring Soon School Year 2011–12 National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program
  • Attach 11 - Form SPI CNS M-280 EX III—National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program Sample Public Release for Free and Reduced-Price Meals 2011–12

Child Nutrition Services
B031-11 06/15/11
+ 2011-12 Washington Navigation 101 Implementation iGrants Package #339

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is inviting Washington school districts to apply for funds to plan and/or continue implementation of a student college and career readiness initiative called Navigation 101.

Secondary Education and School Improvement
B030-11 05/31/11
+ Approved Multidistrict Online Providers

As required by RCW 28A.250, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has completed an approval cycle for multidistrict online school, course, and program providers in Washington State.

Digital Learning Department
B029-11 06/01/11
+ Call for Middle School and Junior High School Student Teams

The School of the Future Design Competition (SOFC) is an annual event hosted by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) that represents Architects and school facility planners and managers.

School Facilities and Organization
B028-11 06/17/11
+ Adult Care Institutions-Enrollment and Income-Eligibility Instructions for Federal Fiscal Year 2012

Adult care institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) are required to submit current income-eligibility information based on the study month completed for federal fiscal year (FY) 2012.

  • B028-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Adult Study Month Reminders
  • Attach 2 - Form SPI CACFP 1316IEA—Income-Eligibility Application
  • Attach 3 - Form SPI CACFP 1316 SAMP LTR—Suggested Sample Letter to Adult Participant, Adult Household Member, Legal Guardian
  • Attach 4 - USDA Child Nutrition Program Income Guidelines
  • Attach 5 - Form SPI CACFP 1316 ENR—Attendance Roster
  • Attach 6 - Form SPI CACFP 1316 ENR SUM—Study Month Summary

Child Nutrition Services
B027-11 05/25/11
+ Washington State Standardized High School Transcript Proposed Changes

The purpose of the Washington State Standardized High School Transcript is to communicate a student’s academic history for all high school level courses attempted including the courses, grades, schools and other required data.

Assessment and Student Information
B026-11 07/05/11
+ Renewal of Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCI) Child Nutrition Programs Application – 2011–12 School Year

Residential child care institutions (RCCIs) that intend to continue participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) for school year 2011–12 must complete and return the renewal application packet by August 31, 2011.

  • B026-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Instructions
  • Attach 2 - Application Checklist for RCCIs
  • Attach 3 - Child Nutrition Programs Food Services Agreement RCCI
  • Attach 4 - Student Income Policy Statement by RCCI
  • Attach 5 - Certification Regarding Lobbying
  • Attach 6 - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
  • Attach 7 - User Authorization for Child Nutrition Programs
  • Attach 8 - 2011–12 Letter to Households NSLP/SBP
  • Attach 9 - Household Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals
  • Attach 10 - USDA Child Nutrition Program Income Guidelines
  • Attach 11 - Notice of Eligibility for Free or Reduced-Price Meals
  • Attach 12 - Notice of Denied Eligibility for Free or Reduced-Price Meals
  • Attach 13 - Notice that Temporary Approval for Free Meals is Expiring Soon

Child Nutrition Services
B025-11 05/20/11
+ Collection of Unexcused Absences and Truancy Data for the 2010-11 School Year

As part of the federal “No Child Left Behind” legislation, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is required to collect information on unexcused absences from all schools serving Grades 1–8.

Assessment and Student Information
B024-11 06/10/11
+ Child Care Institutions-Enrollment and Income-Eligibility Instructions for Federal Fiscal Year 2012

Institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) are required to submit current income-eligibility information based on a study month conducted for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012. A school sponsoring the CACFP and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) may use the NSLP Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals instead of the CACFP Enrollment/Income-Eligibility Application (E/IEA) to determine eligibility, but there must be an Enrollment Form on file.

Child Nutrition Services
B023-11 06/02/11
+ Family Day Care Home Forms for New and Renewing Providers Child and Adult Care Food Program Agreement for Federal Fiscal Year 2012

The Child and Adult Care Food Program agreement between the sponsoring organization and the day care home provider is a permanent agreement (Attachment 1).

  • B023-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - FS Agreement
  • Attach 2 - Provider Site Application
  • Attach 3 - Enrollment Form
  • Attach 4 - Tier II Provider Notification and Election of Reimbursement Option Form
  • Attach 5 - Sample Letter to Provider
  • Attach 6 - Provider Income-Eligibility Application
  • Attach 7 - Sample Letter to Families
  • Attach 8 - Family Income-Eligibility Application
  • Attach 9 - Income-Eligibility Guidelines
  • Attach 10 - Determination of Tier I or Tier II Eligibility
  • Attach 11 - Requirements for Civil Rights Compliance
  • Attach 12 - Building for the Future (English)
  • Attach 13 - Building for the Future (Spanish)
  • Attach 14 - Building for the Future (Russian)

Child Nutrition Services
B022-11 05/03/11
+ June 30th Payment Delay Contingency Application Process

In order to balance the supplemental budget for the 2010–11 year, the Legislature is expected to delay a portion of state apportionment from June 30th to July 1st.

School Apportionment, Financial Services, and Finance Reform
B021-11 05/06/11
+ 2010–11 Weapons in Schools and Student Behavior Suspensions and Expulsions Data Collection

State and federal law require each public school district and each approved private school to report to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) all known incidents involving the possession of weapons on school premises, transportation systems, or in areas of facilities while being used exclusively by public or private schools.

  • B021-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach A - Definitions/Instructions for the 2010–11 OSPI Weapons Data Collection
  • Attach B - Definitions/Instructions for the 2010–11 OSPI Student Behavior Data Collection

Washington State School Safety Center
B020-11 05/25/11
+ Child and Adult Care Food Program Mandatory Annual Training

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Child Nutrition Services is offering a series of mandatory annual training workshops during the month of August 2011.

Child Nutrition Services
B019-11 04/14/11
+ Updating Civil Rights and Equity Activities and Legal Requirements

The Equity and Civil Rights office of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is responsible for monitoring and providing technical assistance to school districts in regards to federal and state nondiscrimination and civil rights laws.

Equity and Civil Rights
B017-11 04/11/11
+ Adoption of Model Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Policy and Procedure

In 2010 the Legislature amended and added new sections to RCW 28A.300.285, Washington State’s anti-bullying law.

Washington State School Safety Center
B016-11 04/07/11
+ Multidistrict Online Provider Approval Process

WAC 392-502 requires multidistrict online providers to be approved by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

Student Support
B015-11 04/08/11
+ Perkins Performance Indicators for School Year 2009–10

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is required to inform districts of their local performance for each of the performance indicators.

Career and College Readiness
B014-11 04/28/11
+ Family Day Care Homes - Extending Categorical Eligibility to Additional Children in a Household, Exclusion of Military Combat Pay, Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Provisions Implemented to Date

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has modified the policy related to categorical eligibility for free meals for children who are members of a household receiving assistance under Basic Food, the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Program.

Child Nutrition Services
B013-11 05/02/11
+ Center Institutions - Extending Categorical Eligibility to Additional Children in a Household, Exclusion of Military Combat Pay, Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Provisions Implemented to Date

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has modified the policy related to categorical eligibility for free meals for children who are members of a household receiving assistance under Basic Food, the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Program.

  • B013-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Enrollment/Income-Eligibility Application
  • Attach 2 - Suggested Sample Letter to Parents

Child Nutrition Services
B012-11 04/20/11
+ Report 1800 Series – Analysis of Food Service Operations for FY 2009–10

School districts may utilize the Report 1800 to evaluate the performance of their food service operations.

Child Nutrition Services
B011-11 03/14/11
+ Special Education Safety Net Application for 2010–11

This bulletin provides updated information regarding changes to the special education safety net funding enacted in Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1086, FY 2011 Supplemental Operating Budget, passed on February 18, 2011.

Special Programs, Secondary Education, School Improvement & Federal Accountability
B010-11 03/04/11
+ Immigrant Education Program Student Count 2010–11 School Year to Determine Funding Qualifications

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) will determine the number of immigrant students that meet the eligibility criteria reported in the Comprehensive Education Data and Research System (CEDARS) as enrolled in elementary and secondary schools on October 1, 2010.

Migrant and Bilingual Education and Student Information
B009-11 03/04/11
+ State Reimbursement for 2010–11 Truancy Petitions

Attached to this bulletin are Forms SPI 1302C and SPI 1302D. School districts are to use these forms to file preliminary and final claims for funding to help offset costs incurred for petitions filed with juvenile court(s) because of student truancy.

  • B009-11 - Bulletin (with attachments)

School Apportionment, Financial Services, and Finance Reform
B008-11 03/21/11
+ Summer Special Milk Program Application 2011

The information contained in this bulletin is for sponsors of summer camps who intend to operate a Summer Special Milk Program (SMP) in 2011.

Child Nutrition Services
B007-11 03/24/11
+ Washington State Honors Award Nominations/Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

This bulletin provides instructions and materials to assist high schools in submitting nominations and identifying students who may qualify for a 2010–11 Washington State Honors Award.

Title I/LAP and Consolidated Program Review
B006-11 02/16/11
+ Qualified Zone Academy Bonds—2011 Authorization

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) announces the availibity of $7,176,000 of Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) authority for the 2011 calendar year.

School Facilities and Organization
B005-11 02/15/11
+ Percentage of Free and Reduced-Price Meal Eligibility in Washington Public Schools

Attached is Washington public school free and reduced-price meal eligibility information for fiscal year (FY) 2011.

  • B005-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach - 2010-11 WA Public School Free & Reduced Price Meal Eligibility

Child Nutrition Services
B004-11 01/31/11
+ School District Accounting Manual Revisions for 2011–12

The Accounting Manual for Public School Districts in the State of Washington (Accounting Manual) has been revised for the 2011–12 school year.

School Apportionment, Financial Services, and Finance Reform
B003-11 01/18/11
+ Student Transportation Operation Allocation 2010–11

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform school districts of their transportation operation allocation for the 2010–11 school year.

Student Transportation
B002-11 04/15/11
+ Food Service Management Contracting Procedures

The intent of this bulletin is to ensure that all local education agencies (LEAs) contracting with food service management companies (FSMCs) comply with appropriate United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Child Nutrition Services (CNS) rules and regulations.

Child Nutrition Services
B001-11 01/03/11
+ Guidance on Private School Participation in Federal Programs

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Carl D. Perkins Act of 2006 require school districts to provide equitable services to eligible private school students, teachers, educational personnel, and parents under certain federal programs. Descriptions of the available federal programs are included in Attachment A.

  • B001-11 - Bulletin
  • Attach A - Programs Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
  • Attach B - Private School Electronic Reporting Instructions
  • Attach C - OSPI Annual Private School Timeline
  • Attach D - Requirements for School Districts Regarding Private School Participation
  • Attach E - School District Electronic Reporting Instructions
  • Attach F - USDA Child Nutrition Income Guidelines 2010–2011

Special Programs and Federal Accountability

 

 

 

 

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