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Superintendent Reykdal Welcomes Wa He Lut Indian School into State-Tribal Compact

Wa He Lut Indian School is now one of five Washington State-Tribal Compact Schools

OLYMPIA — August 9, 2017 — Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal signed a State-Tribal Compact with Wa He Lut Indian School on July 25, 2017. The school, located in Olympia, enrolls 140 students.

The state-tribal compacts affirm Washington's commitment to the government-to-government relationship between the state and tribes by empowering tribes to take greater responsibility for improving the educational outcomes of tribal students.

“We are proud to include Wa He Lut Indian School in our state’s offering of State-Tribal Compact Schools,” said Superintendent Reykdal. “Wa He Lut is one of our state’s unique examples of an educational environment that establishes high expectations of all students and educators.”

Wa He Lut joins four other State-Tribal Compact Schools. For more information about these schools, visit the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Office of Native Education website.


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The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K–12 education in Washington state. Led by State School Superintendent Chris Reykdal, OSPI works with the state’s 295 school districts and nine educational service districts to administer basic education programs and improve student achievement on behalf of more than one million public school students.

OSPI provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to the Equity and Civil Rights Director at (360) 725-6162 or P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200.

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   Updated 8/9/2017

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