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Bulletins and Memos

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Memorandum (memos were discontinued in 2016)
Numbersort ascending Date Title File(s) Office/Program
B025-20 03/23/2020 Guidance for Long-term School Closures as of March 23, 2020 (#2) To slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washington state, Governor Jay Inslee announced on March 13 that all public and private K–12 school facilities will be closed and prohibited from providing traditional in-person instructional activities through April 24.
B024-20 03/23/2020 Guidance for Long-term School Closures as of March 23, 2020 To slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washington state, Governor Jay Inslee announced on March 13 that all public and private K–12 school facilities will be closed and prohibited from providing traditional in-person instructional activities through April 24.
B022-20 03/20/2020 Guidance for Long-term School Closures as of March 20, 2020 To slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washington, Governor Inslee announced on March 13 that all public and private K–12 school facilities in the state will be closed and prohibited from providing traditional in-person instructional activities through April 24.
B021-20 03/18/2020 Guidance for Long-term School Closures as of March 18, 2020 To slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washington state, Governor Inslee announced on March 13 that all public and private K–12 schools in the state will be closed through Friday, April 24.
B019-20 03/13/2020 Guidance for Long-term School Closures as of March 13, 2020 To slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washington state, Governor Inslee announced on March 13 that all public and private K–12 schools in the state will be closed through Friday, April 24.
B018-20 03/12/2020 New Requirements Related to School-Based Threat Assessment Programs Policies and Procedures Second Substitute House Bill 1216 (2019–20) Session Law relates to nonfirearm measures to increase school safety and student well-being in public schools.
B016-20 03/06/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance on Online Learning, Waivers, and School Closures as of March 6, 2020 As of March 6, 2020, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washington state has been mostly limited to King and Snohomish counties. However, school districts statewide should be actively engaging in contingency planning now, should the need for closures arise.
B015-20 03/06/2020 2019–20 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification and (Challenging) High Poverty 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).
B014-20 03/03/2020 Further Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance as of March 3, 2020 Further Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance as of March 3, 2020
B013-20 02/28/2020 Preparation for Possible Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak in Washington State Preparation for Possible Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak in Washington State
B012-20 02/20/2020 School Immunization Rule Changes Starting August 1, 2020 In 2019, the Washington State Board of Health (SBOH) made changes to WAC 246-105, which establishes requirements for immunizations in all public and private schools and child care centers.
B011-20 02/20/2020 2019–20 Student Transportation Operation Allocation The purpose of this bulletin is to inform school districts of the calculation and distribution of their student transportation operations allocation for the 2019–20 school year.
B010-20 02/20/2020 2021 Teacher of the Year Nominations Every year the Teacher of the Year program celebrates the hard work and dedication of public school teachers and selects one educator as the Washington State Teacher of the Year.
B009-20 02/14/2020 State Reimbursement for 2019–20 Truancy Petitions Attached to this bulletin are Forms SPI 1302C and SPI 1302D. School districts, charter schools, and tribal compact schools 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.
B008-20 02/06/2020 2019–20 Instruction and Assessment Reporting Requirements for the Arts, Educational Technology, Health and Physical Education, and Social Studies This bulletin provides a summary of the annual reporting requirements on instruction and assessment information in the Arts, Educational Technology, Health and Physical Education, and Social Studies to OSPI, including links for each content area for districts to report information for 2019-20. Reports must be completed by June 30, 2020.
B007-20 02/03/2020 This bulletin provides a summary of the changes for graduation requirements that are in place for the Class of 2020 and beyond. A detailed Graduation Pathways Toolkit can be found on the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) website. This bulletin provides a summary of the changes for graduation requirements that are in place for the Class of 2020 and beyond. A detailed Graduation Pathways Toolkit can be found on the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) website.
B006-20 02/06/2020 New Guidance and Training on Opioid Use Disorder On May 13, 2019, Governor Inslee signed into law Substitute Senate Bill 5380, which requires school districts with 2000 students or more to obtain and maintain at least one set of opioid overdose reversal medication doses in each of its high schools.
B005-20 01/23/2020 Bridge to College Math and English Courses – Invitation to Register for 2020–21 School Year This bulletin updates expectations for districts interested in offering Bridge to College courses next year.
B004-20 01/15/2020 New Guidance Issued on Granting Partial Credit for Highly Mobile Students The 2017 legislature passed two separate bills amending RCW 28A.320.192, HB 1444, and SB 5241.
B003-20 02/13/2020 Private School Participation in Federal Programs Since the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in 1965, school districts have been required to provide equitable services to private school students, teachers, and in some cases, other education personnel, and parents under several federal programs.
B002-20 01/09/2020 Education of Children and Youth in Foster Care: Renewal of School District Regional Education Agreement (REA) with the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) The Regional Education Agreement (REA) was developed by the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to help Local Education Agencies (LEAs) meet compliance mandates under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
B001-20 01/09/2020 Requesting a High School Diploma from a Community College Upon Completion of a Two-year Degree The passage of HB 1714 allows any student between the ages of 16 and 21 who completes an Associate of Arts, Technical Arts, Applied Science or Science degree to obtain a high school diploma by written request to the College.