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Numbersort ascending Date Title File(s) Office/Program
B115-18 12/13/2018 Applications for 2019 National Youth Science Camp Delegates Washington high school seniors are encouraged to submit an application to attend the 2019 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC).
B114-18 12/13/2018 The Use of Graduation Alternative Options by Individualized Education Program (IEP) Teams for High School Students Eligible for Special Education The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has developed a technical assistance document to provide guidance to families, students, school staff, IEP teams, and others regarding the assessment graduation requirement for students with disabilities served under an IEP.
B113-18 11/30/2018 018-19 S-275 Personnel Reporting Handbook, 2018-19 School Personnel Report, Form S-275 2018-19 S-275 Personnel Reporting Handbook provides school districts and educational service districts (ESDs), charter schools, and tribal compact schools with instructions for reporting certificated and classified staff to School Apportionment and Financial Services (SAFS) at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
B112-18 12/03/2018 2019 ArcGIS Online Competition for Middle School and High School Students For the previous two school years, Esri, a leading GIS software vendor, has conducted a national online mapping competition for middle school (grades 4 - 8) and high school (grades 9 - 12) students.
B111-18 11/13/2018 School Directory Reporting to the U.S. Dept. of Education This bulletin is to inform you that the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) will extract school, district, and Educational Service District (ESD) directory information from the Education Data System (EDS) on December 16, 2018 and submit it to the U.S. Department of Education for required annual reporting.
B110-18 11/27/2018 Intro to School Construction Assistance Program (SCAP) Trainings The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), School Facilities and Organization office will conduct three full-day Introduction to SCAP training sessions in early 2019
B109-18 11/27/2018 Certified Building Condition Assessment (BCA) Trainings The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), School Facilities and Organization will conduct three full-day BCA training sessions in early 2019.
B108-18 11/26/2018 Zero Net Energy Schools Workshop Schools are leading the race to zero net energy (ZNE) construction with over 100 verified and emerging educational buildings across the country.
B107-18 12/06/2018 2019 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Nominations are open for the 2019 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
B106-18 11/28/2018 Choice Transfer Appeals This bulletin informs school districts about common errors exercised in district-level processing of Choice Transfers.
B105-18 11/21/2018 Addendums to the School District Accounting Manual for the 2018-19 School Year Since its publication in July 2018, changes have become necessary to the Accounting Manual for Public School Districts in the State of Washington (Accounting Manual) for the 2018-19 school year.
B104-18 11/15/2018 FBI Fingerprint Fee Increase The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is increasing its processing fee for all fingerprint background checks.
B103-18 11/08/2018 School Bus Inspection Results, 2017-18 School Year The Washington State Patrol (WSP) Commercial Vehicle Division conducts required inspections of all public school buses owned and operated by school districts, charter schools, or operated under a contract to provide student transportation services to a school district.
B102-18 10/30/2018 Restraint and Isolation Data Gathering 2017-18 The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is providing information relative to data reporting for restraint or isolation of students (Substitute House Bill 1240 (2015)).
B101-18 10/30/2018 B101-18Special Education Safety Net Application for 2018-19. (Addendum added 1/7/19) Safety Net funding is available to local education agencies (LEAs) with a demonstrated capacity for special education funding in excess of state and federal funding otherwise available to the LEA.
B100-18 10/25/2018 Advanced Placement Test Fee Program The Advanced Placement Test Fee Program has provided funds to reduce the cost of Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Cambridge International (CI) exams taken by low-income students in public and private schools since 1999.
B099-18 10/24/2018 2019 Washington Classified School Employee of the Year Every year the Washington Classified School Employee of the Year celebrates the hard work and dedication of school and district employees.
B098-18 10/19/2018 ESD Accounting Manual Revisions for the 2017-18 School Year The purpose of this bulletin is to advise educational service districts of the revisions to the Accounting Manual. A summary of changes is included in this bulletin.
B097-18 10/08/2018 2017-18 Annual Career & Technical Education Student Enrollment Review File (P210 Voc Application) The 2017-18 Annual Career & Technical Education (CTE) Student Enrollment Review File for Middle and High School will be generated using the Comprehensive Education Data and Research System (CEDARS).
B096-18 10/08/2018 Federal Data Reporting Requirements for Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) 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.
B095-18 10/02/2018 School Bus Safety Week, October 22-26, 2018 This year's National School Bus Safety Week is October 22-26, 2018.
B094-18 09/24/2018 2018-19 Home-Based Student Annual Report The purpose of this bulletin is to request that school district administrators complete the Home-Based Student Annual Report as required in RCW 28A.200.030.
B093-18 09/26/2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Nominations This bulletin provides instructions and materials to assist high schools in submitting nominations for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program for students who might not otherwise be nominated through the usual Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)/American College Test (ACT) or arts recognition processes.
B092-18 09/27/2018 N (less than) 20 School Improvement Plan Submission and Schools with No Population Tested on the Statewide Assessment The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires accountability determinations in mathematics and English language arts for each public school in the state for the School Quality and Student Success (SQSS) measures, and must meet the 95 percent participation rate.
B091-18 09/27/2018 Unlocking Federal and State Program Funds to Support Student Success Guidance Document To help Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and schools use state and federal funds more efficiently, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has developed guidance that explains how funds can be used independently or together.
B090-18 09/17/2018 Information about the Expectations and Procedures for the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) This bulletin provides information about the expectations and procedures associated with the administration of the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS).
B089-18 09/19/2018 Reimbursement and Categories for School Buses School Bus Reimbursement (Depreciation) information for the 2018-19 school year is available online at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's (OSPI) School Bus Information System (SBIS).
B088-18 09/19/2018 School Bus Driver Compliance Report for the 2018-19 School Year Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 392-144-160 requires school districts to annually evaluate each authorized driver for continuing compliance with the provisions of chapter 392-144 no later than the last business day of October.
B087-18 09/26/2018 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Permit to Transport and Possess Red Swamp Crayfish for School Curriculum Use The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is issuing a limited permit specific to the Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction (OSPI) for Washington State K-12 schools, Educational Service Districts, and affiliated materials centers to import, transport, and possess Procambarus clarkii (common names Louisiana or Red Swamp crayfish), classified as a prohibited level 3 species, and the native species Pacifastacus leniusculus (common name Signal crayfish).
B086-18 09/12/2018 Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate Report (P210) for 2017-18 School Year The Comprehensive Education Data and Research System (CEDARS) will be the source for the 2017-18 Adjusted 4-year Class of 2018, Adjusted 5-Year Class of 2017, Adjusted 6-Year Class of 2016, and the Adjusted 7-Year Class of 2015 Cohort Graduation Rate Report (P210).​
B085-18 09/04/2018 Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program: Applications Available The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is announcing that applications are open for the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program.​
B084-18 09/04/2018 Public Comment for the Washington State Social Studies K-12 Learning Standards The purpose of this bulletin is to inform teachers, administrators, students, and other stakeholders of the opportunity to provide feedback on the drafts of the Washington State Social Studies K-12 Learning Standards for Social Studies, Civics, Economics, Geography, and History.
B083-18 08/29/2018 2018-19 School Year, Required Student Transportation Operations This bulletin provides information for all required school district and educational service district (ESD) student transportation operations reports.
B082-18 08/31/2018 Grant Award Reporting and Processes for Federal and State Grants Received Through the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for Fiscal Year 2018-19 This bulletin sets forth the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19 grant payment processes, expenditure reporting, budget revision policy, and information about carryover funds and indirect costs for federal and state grant programs issued through the iGrants system (excluding the Child Nutrition programs administered in the Washington Integrated Nutrition System (WINS)).
B081-18 09/05/2018 Federal Procurement Threshold Changes On June 20, 2018, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a Memorandum (M-18-18) to announce updates for procurements made under federal financial assistance awards.
B080-18 08/30/2018 2018-19 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.
B079-18 08/13/2018 2018-19 Parents Right-To-Know: Timely Notice of Limited State Certification and Licensure This bulletin provides updated information regarding school year 2018-19 Title I, Part A-Parents Right-To-Know: Timely Notice of Limited State Certification and Licensure requirements for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and schools, and references the Every Student Success Act (ESSA).
B078-18 08/13/2018 Traffic Safety Education Required Curriculum The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Department of Licensing (DOL) jointly developed the Washington State Driver Training Required Curriculum as directed by ESHB 1481. Copies of the new required curriculum can be downloaded at DOL's Driver Training News page (https://www.dol.wa.gov/business/drivertraining/dtnews.html). Attached is the Implementation Letter publicized by DOL.
B077-18 08/13/2018 E-rate Form 479 for Districts on K-20 Network This bulletin provides an overview of the form (FCC Form 479) districts on the K-20 Educational Network must complete and return to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) by September 28, to receive E-rate discounts on their annual K-20 network fee. https://www.usac.org/_res/documents/sl/pdf/forms/479.PDF Attach 1 - E-rate Form 479
B076-18 08/01/2018 Adult Care Institutions-Child and Adult Care Food Program Renewal Process for Federal Fiscal Year 2019 This bulletin provides instructions for Adult Care Institutions who wish to continue participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for Federal Fiscal Year 2019.
B075-18 08/01/2018 Family Day Care Home Sponsors Application Renewal Process for Federal Fiscal Year 2019 This bulletin provides instructions for Family Day Care Home Sponsors who wish to continue participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for Federal Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19).
B074-18 08/01/2018 Child Care Institutions-Child and Adult Care Food Program Renewal Process for Federal Fiscal Year 2019 This bulletin provides instructions for Child Care Institutions who wish to continue participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for Federal Fiscal Year 2019.
B073-18 08/23/2018 2018-19 Parent and Family Engagement Requirements for Title I, Part A Local Educational Agencies and Schools This bulletin provides information regarding the 2018-19 Parent and Family Engagement (PFE) requirements for Title I, Part A Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and schools, and references the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
B072-18 08/02/2018 Educator Evaluation Data Survey This bulletin provides school districts current information about the School Employee Evaluation Survey (SEES), required annually as a result of E2SSB 6696 (2010), ESSB 5895 (2012), and by the U.S. Department of Education as part of the EDFacts requirements for file N166 and RCW 28A.150.230(2)(a).
B071-18 07/16/2018 National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs renewal for 2018-19 Program Year - Residential Child Care Institutions The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services (CNS), is pleased to release the School Year 2018-19 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or School Breakfast Program (SBP) sponsor application materials for Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs).
B070-18 07/18/2018 Child and Adult Care Food Program: Family Day Care Home Application Materials, Federal Fiscal Year 2019 This bulletin provides information for the application process between Family Day Care Home (FDCH) Sponsors and new or renewing Day Care Home Providers for Federal Fiscal Year 2019.
B069-18 07/16/2018 National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs Application for 2018-19 School Year - Public School District/Private Schools The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services (CNS), is pleased to release the School Year 2018-19 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or School Breakfast Program (SBP) sponsor application materials for school year 2018-19.
B068-18 07/11/2018 Expectations for State-funded Full-day Kindergarten in Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) Schools and Programs This bulletin is to inform schools and districts of the requirements for providing full-day kindergarten via an Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) model.
B067-18 06/29/2018 Best Practices for Serving Students in Out-of-Home Care (ESHB 2684) Governor Inslee signed House Bill 2684 (2018) Session Law which defines best practices for the process and people involved in best interest determination of students in out-of-home care. The bill goes into effect on September 1.
B066-18 07/09/2018 Use of Funds: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 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).
B065-18 07/09/2018 2018-19 Enrollment Reporting Handbook (Addendum to bulletin on 8/8/18) This bulletin provides notice that the updated 2018-19 Enrollment Reporting Handbook is available and is an attachment to this bulletin.
B064-18 06/26/2018 K-4 Literacy Requirements and Expectations The purpose of this bulletin is to review the required expectations in Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5946 (2013) - Strengthening Student Educational Outcomes (SSEO) and amended by Substitute Senate Bill 5803 (2015).
B063-18 06/28/2018 Teacher and Principal Evaluation and Growth Program Updates This bulletin provides school districts current information to support statewide educator evaluation implementation, including: Teacher and Administrator Evaluation and Growth Training Fund (iGrant 664) 2018-19; AND Evaluator Training Report
B062-18 06/26/2018 New Absence Rules Adopted - Effective August 1, 2018 The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has adopted the new Chapter 392-401 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC). This chapter defines an absence and reasons for excused absences.
B061-18 07/03/2018 Direct Funding to Technical Colleges for High School Students for the 2018-19 School Year This bulletin informs technical colleges of the requirements for receiving direct state funding for high school students enrolled under an interlocal agreement with a district.
B060-18 07/03/2018 Running Start Enrollment Reporting for the 2018-19 School Year This bulletin provides instructions to community and technical colleges and to Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, Evergreen State College, Northwest Indian College, Spokane Tribal College, and Washington State University, if participating, for reporting high school students enrolled under the Running Start program (RCW 28A.600.300 through 28A.600.400 ).
B059-18 07/03/2018 Institutional Enrollment Reporting for the 2018-19 School Year This bulletin provides instructions for reporting student enrollment in the following institutional education programs:(*) Residential Habilitation Centers. (*) State Long-Term Juvenile Institutions. (*) State Operated Community Facilities. (*) County Juvenile Detention Centers. (*) Department of Corrections Facilities. (*) County or City Adult Jails
B058-18 06/25/2018 Digital Learning Access Grant Program The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information about an upcoming grant opportunity for public schools in Washington that lack broadband connectivity or have inadequate network infrastructure.
B057-18 06/21/2018 Career & Technical Education Equipment Grant iGrants Form Package 816 The legislature has appropriated funding in the 2017-19 Capital Budget to provide Career & Technical Education equipment (CTE) grants to school districts. OSPI in consultation with school districts and the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, developed criteria for providing funding and outcomes for specific projects.
B056-18 06/27/2018 STEM Classroom and Lab Grant - iGrants Form Package 855 The 2018 Washington State Legislature appropriated $10 million in capital funding for STEM Capital Grants (SSB6090 Section 5005).
B055-18 07/12/2018 Urgent Repair Grant iGrants Form Package 478 The 2018 Washington State Legislature appropriated $3 million in capital funding for Health & Safety Urgent Repair Grants (SSB6090 Section 5001).
B054-18 07/10/2018 Small Rural District Modernization Grant iGrants Form Package 856 2018 Legislation (ESSB6095 Section 5008) provided $15,419,000 solely for grants to assist small, rural school districts with total enrollments of one thousand students or less with school facilities modernizations.
B053-18 06/27/2018 ADA Equal Access Grant - iGrants Form Package 815 The 2018 Washington State Legislature appropriated $1 million in capital funding for ADA Access Grants (SSB6090 Section 5001)
B052-18 06/22/2018 Special Milk Program Application Renewal for School Year 2018-19 The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services (CNS), is pleased to release the Special Milk Program (SMP) application materials for school year 2018-19. Applications received after September 28, 2018, may not be approved in time to allow September milk to be claimed for reimbursement. Sponsors that only serve milk and do not participate in any other federal child nutrition meal service programs are eligible for the SMP. Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that 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 SMP. No other age groups, classes, or programs within the LEA may participate.
B051-18 06/22/2018 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. The waiver covers children participating in child care centers that claim meals under the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and the School Breakfast Program (SBP). This approved waiver is effective July 1, 2018, and is effective through June 30, 2019.
B050-18 06/22/2018 School Meal Programs Free and Reduced-Price Application Materials and Information for School Year 2018-19 All Local Education Agencies (LEAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program (SBP) must make free and reduced-price meals available to students. Meal application materials must be made available to all households and are updated each year to reflect changes to income guidelines and program regulation.
B049-18 06/28/2018 Federal Transferability Information for School Year 2018-19 Title V Section 5103 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) permits a local educational agency (LEA) to transfer up to 100 percent of Title II, Part A and Title IV, Part A formula funds into other allowable federal Title programs.
B048-18 06/14/2018 Participation in Extracurricular Activities for Students Experiencing Homelessness In an effort to support local school districts as they identify, enroll, and serve children and youth experiencing homelessness, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) are working in collaboration to help districts understand and implement the reauthorized language of the McKinney-Vento Act regarding access to extracurricular activities. OSPI and WIAA recognize the benefits of participation in extra-curricular activities and athletics. Involvement in extracurricular activities, athletics, music, and other activities can play an important role in school engagement and academic success for students, particularly students who are experiencing homelessness.
B047-18 06/12/2018 Special Education and Local Bargaining Agreements The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's (OSPI) vision for Washington state public schools is to increase academic achievement and close opportunity gaps for each and every student, and bring a more equitable education system for current and future generations of students.
B046-18 05/31/2018 Early Screening of Dyslexia (E2SSB 6162) Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6162 (E2SSB 6162), passed in 2018 by the Washington State Legislature, defines dyslexia as a specific learning disability and requires early screening.
B045-18 06/05/2018 Unexcused Absence and Truancy Data Report for 2017-18 School Year Unexcused Absence and Truancy data is used to meet legislative reporting requirements as defined under the Compulsory School Attendance and Admission law (RCW 28A.225.151).
B044-18 06/07/2018 2017-2018 Weapons in Schools, and Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying (HIB) Data Collection Weapons in Schools, and Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying (HIB) data is used to meet both federal and state annual reporting requirements.
B043-18 05/28/2018 Equity Assurance Report Required of All School Districts and Public Charter Schools The Equity and Civil Rights Office at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) works to ensure each student has equal access to public education without discrimination by assisting and monitoring school districts and public charter schools.
B042-18 05/31/2018 Opening, Closing, or Changing School Configuration This bulletin is to inform you of the process to notify the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) of district and school changes to directory information contained within the Education Data System for the 2018-19 school year.
B041-18 05/14/2018 Summer Special Milk Program Application 2018 The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services (CNS), is pleased to release the 2018 Summer Special Milk Program application. Any nonprofit organization providing organized child care or a residential camp may apply for participation in the Special Milk Program (SMP). The SMP provides milk to children in schools, child care institutions, and eligible camps that do not participate in other federal child nutrition meal service programs.
B040-18 05/15/2018 Federal McKinney-Vento Data Collection Forms The Federal McKinney-Vento Act requires all school districts to identify, enroll, and serve children and youths living in homeless situations.
B039-18 05/09/2018 2018-19 College in the High School (CHS) State Funded Subsidies This bulletin provides notice the application process to request College in the High School (CHS) state funded subsidies for the 2018-19 school year will be available on May 1, 2018.
B038-18 05/09/2018 2018-19 Running Start Updates on 1.20 FTE Limitation This bulletin provides a review of current guidance related to the Running Start 1.20 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) combined maximum limitation a student can be claimed for state funding.
B037-18 05/10/2018 Traffic Safety Education Program Approval Application; Form SPI/TSE M-365 (Rev. 5/18); Continuing Education Requirements for Traffic Safety Instructors; New Registration Process Public and private schools intending to offer Traffic Safety Education (TSE) are required, under Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 392-153-014, to apply annually to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for program approval.
B036-18 04/30/2018 Revisions to the School District Accounting Manual for the 2018-19 School Year The Accounting Manual for Public School Districts in the State of Washington (Accounting Manual) has been revised for the 2018-19 school year.
B035-18 04/25/2018 Choice Transfers, Interdistrict Agreements, and Standard Choice Transfer System (SCTS) This bulletin provides information and requirements for enrolling students that are not residents of a school district and claiming their enrollment for state funding.
B034-18 04/27/2018 Capital-funded Competitive Grant Programs Available to School Districts Through School Facilities and Organization. (Addendum added 5/2/18) The legislature has appropriated funding in the 2017-2019 Capital Budget for facility-related grants to school districts.
B033-18 05/01/2018 Digital Citizenship, Media Literacy, and Internet Safety Survey This bulletin provides information about a legislatively-mandated survey now available for districts and schools to provide information about how they are providing Digital Citizenship, Media Literacy, and Internet Safety education to their students. The deadline to complete the survey is May 31, 2018.
B032-18 04/30/2018 2018 Student Travel Survey. (Addendum added 5/18/18) The Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Health (DOH) are developing a survey, funded and supported by the Washington State Legislature, to improve understanding of how students travel to and from school.
B031-18 04/06/2018 Home/Hospital Instruction Program Procedures for School Districts, Charter Schools, and Tribal Compact Schools This bulletin provides Home/Hospital (H/H) Instruction Program procedures to determine student eligibility and reimbursement.
B030-18 04/19/2018 Changes in the Calculation of Significant Disproportionality, Under IDEA. (04/19/18 added Addendum 8/13/18) With the goal of promoting equity, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was amended and final rules issued, effective January 18, 2017, to ensure states meaningfully identify Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) with significant disproportionality and that States assist LEAs in ensuring that students with disabilities are properly identified for services, receive necessary services in the least restrictive environment, and are not disproportionately removed from their educational placements for disciplinary purposes.
B029-18 04/18/2018 Student Transportation Key Performance Indicators In association with the Student Transportation Allocation Reporting System (STARS) efficiency rating system, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Regional Transportation Coordinators have developed a limited number of key performance indicators (KPI).
B028-18 04/16/2018 Change to the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Calculation for the 2018-19 School Year This bulletin provides notice of the upcoming change to the full-time equivalent (FTE) calculation for the purpose of claiming student enrollment for state funding.
B027-18 04/16/2018 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Application Packet School Year 2018-19 The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services, is pleased to release the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) application materials for School Year (SY) 2018-19. Applications are due April 30, 2018. The FFVP provides an effective and creative way of introducing fresh produce as a healthy snack option during the school day. Funds are awarded to the highest free and reduced-price (FRP) percentage elementary schools.
B026-18 04/12/2018 Application Open for Washington State Fellows' Network (3-Year Program) The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) are excited to announce the application for the 2018-19 Washington State Fellows' Network for Early Learning, English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science opens on April 16.
B025-18 04/11/2018 Alternative Learning Experience Course Types and Reporting The 2018 Washington state legislature passed Senate Bill 6134 modifying the definitions for “remote” and “site-based” Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) course types defined in RCW 28A.232.010.
B024-18 04/30/2018 Addendums to the School District Accounting Manual for the 2017-18 School Year Since its publication in August 2017, changes have become necessary to the Accounting Manual for Public School Districts in the State of Washington (Accounting Manual) for the 2017-18 school year.
B023-18 04/09/2018 Affirmation of Consultation with Tribal Representatives. One of the new requirements under ESSA Section 8538 (https://www2.ed.gov/documents/essa-act-of-1965.pdf) is to ensure timely and meaningful consultation on issues affecting American Indian and Alaska Native students, and consult with appropriate officials from Indian tribes or tribal organizations prior to the school district's submission of a required plan or application. Such consultation shall be done in a manner and in such time that provides the opportunity for such appropriate officials from Indian tribes or tribal organizations to meaningfully and substantively contribute to such plan. The Tribal Consultation form will be available in iGrants starting May 1.
B022-18 04/02/2018 Summer Food Service Program New Sponsor Application Packet The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services (CNS), is pleased to release the 2018 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) application for new sponsors.
B021-18 04/02/2018 Summer Food Service Program Returning Sponsor Application Packet The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services (CNS), is pleased to release the 2018 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) returning sponsor application packet.
B020-18 03/20/2018 Absence Rulemaking - Update and CR 102 Notice The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is proposing substantial changes to the proposed Chapter 392-401 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC).
B019-18 04/02/2018 2018 Private Schools Annual Summer Conference The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is pleased to announce the Private Schools Annual Summer Conference.
B018-18 03/27/2018 Career & Technical Education (CTE) Administrative Training Program The Administrative Training Program is a project involving the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Washington Association of Career and Technical Administrators (WACTA), Central Washington University (CWU) and local school districts.
B017-18 03/23/2018 School Transportation Relative Efficiency Ratings Associated with the implementation of the Student Transportation Allocation Reporting System (STARS) is the use of the reported data to provide a relative efficiency rating of school district transportation operations.
B016-18 04/05/2018 High-Performance School Buildings Program: Draft 2018 Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol (WSSP) Available for Stakeholder Comments State-funded school building projects greater than 5,000 square feet are required by chapter 39.35 RCW - High Performance Public Buildings to comply with high-performance, green building requirements.
B015-18 03/01/2018 Locally Administered Assessments and Locally Determined Courses Legislation in 2017 (ESHB 2224, subsection 10, now RCW 28A.655.061) created an additional alternative for fulfilling assessment graduation requirements: locally administered assessments that are tied to locally determined courses.
B014-18 04/10/2018 Washington State Honors Award Nominations Nominations for the 2017-18 Washington State Honors Award will be accepted from April 10 to May 11. Eligible graduating seniors may be nominated for this award. Instructions for this on-line process are included. The top 10 percent of nominated students will be chosen to receive an award.​
B012-18 02/26/2018 Student Transportation Operation Allocation 2017-18 The purpose of this bulletin is to inform school districts of the calculation and distribution of their student transportation operations allocation for the 2017-18 school year.
B011-18 02/20/2018 State Reimbursement for 2017-18 Truancy Petitions Attached to this bulletin are Forms SPI 1302C and SPI 1302D.
B010-18 02/02/2018 Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program: Applications Available The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is announcing that applications are open for the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program.
B009-18 02/09/2018 Guidance on 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 a number of federal programs.
B008-18 02/08/2018 2017-18 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).
B007-18 02/14/2018 Computer Science Education 2018-19 Competitive Grant Opportunity The 2017 Washington State Legislature allocated $1,000,000 of the general fund in Fiscal Year 2018 and $1,000,000 in Fiscal Year 2019 for computer science education (ESSB 5883, Sec. 501, 35).
B006-18 01/26/2018 2017-18 Instruction and Assessment Reporting Requirements for Social Studies, the Arts, Health, Physical Education, and Educational Technology Since the 2008-09 school year, school districts have reported their implementation of assessments in Social Studies, the Arts, Health, and Physical Education. In addition, beginning with the 2011-12 school year, districts that choose to implement Educational Technology assessments must report this information in addition to the annual reporting for the other subject areas. Reporting was previously collected through iGrants Form Package 408.
B005-18 02/19/2018 Private School Annual Approval for 2018-19 School Year Each spring, chief administrators of private schools seeking State Board of Education approval for the following school year must file a State Standards Certificate of Compliance with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
B004-18 01/18/2018 2019 Washington State Teacher of the Year Statewide Call for Nominations Every year Teacher of the Year celebrates the hard work and dedication of public school teachers and selects one outstanding educator to serve as the Washington State Teacher of the Year.
B003-18 01/15/2018 Public Comment for Computer Science Education K-12 Learning Standards The purpose of this bulletin is to inform teachers, administrators, students, and other stakeholders of the opportunity to provide feedback on updates to the Washington K-12 Computer Science Learning Standards adopted in December 2016.
B002-18 01/11/2018 Potential Students who are Medicaid Eligible Worksheet The purpose of this bulletin is to request completion of Form SPI 1679, Potential Students who are Medicaid Eligible Worksheet, by those districts providing special education services to students who are Medicaid eligible.
B001-18 01/02/2018 Paraeducator Employment Requirements The 2017 Legislature passed into law ESHB 1115 identifying requirements for paraeducator employment in Washington State.