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Bulletins and Memos

Memorandum (memos were discontinued in 2016)
Numbersort ascending Date Title File(s) Office/Program
B054-19 08/13/2019 Grant Award Reporting and Processes for Federal and State Grants Received Through the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for Fiscal Year 2019–20 This bulletin sets forth the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019–20 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)).
B053-19 08/12/2019 2019–20 Enrollment Reporting Handbook 2019–20 Enrollment Reporting Handbook
B052-19 08/13/2019 Substitute House Bill 1095: Medical Marijuana Administration to Students Substitute House Bill 1095: Medical Marijuana Administration to Students
B051-19 08/05/2019 Running Start Enrollment Reporting for the 2019–20 School Year This bulletin provides instructions for reporting high school students’ Running Start enrollment to Washington state colleges eligible to provide a Running Start program (RCW 28A.600.300) and colleges in Idaho or Oregon participating in the Running Start program through an agreement (RCW 28A.600.385).
B050-19 08/05/2019 Direct Funding to Technical Colleges for High School Students for the 2019–20 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.
B049-19 08/12/2019 2019–20 Running Start Updates on 1.20 FTE Limitation and Changes to the Running Start Enrollment Verification Form (RSEVF) 2019–20 Running Start Updates on 1.20 FTE Limitation and Changes to the Running Start Enrollment Verification Form (RSEVF)
B048-19 07/01/2019 Child and Adult Care Food Program: Family Day Care Home Application Materials, Federal Fiscal Year 2020 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 2020.
B047-19 08/05/2019 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).
B046-19 07/25/2019 Local Homeless Liaison Contact Information Survey, Local Homeless Liaison Required Training Survey The federal McKinney-Vento Act (42 USC CHAPTER 119, SUBCHAPTER VI, Part B: Education for Homeless Children and Youths), reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires every local education agency (LEA) to designate an appropriate staff person, able to carry out the duties described in the law, as a local educational agency liaison for homeless children and youths.
B044-19 07/10/2019 Institutional Enrollment Reporting for the 2019–20 School Year This bulletin provides instructions for reporting student enrollment in the following institutional education programs
B043-19 06/27/2019 Capital-funded Competitive Grant Programs Available to School Districts through School Facilities and Organization The legislature has appropriated funding in the 2019-2021 Capital Budget for facility-related grants to school districts.
B042-19 06/26/2019 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.
B041-19 07/01/2019 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.
B040-19 07/01/2019 Special Milk Program Application Renewal for School Year 2019-20 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 2019-20.
B039-19 07/01/2019 National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs Application for 2019-20 School Year – Public School District/Private Schools The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services (CNS), is pleased to release the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or School Breakfast Program (SBP) sponsor application materials for school year 2019-20.
B038-19 07/01/2019 National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs renewal for 2019-20 Program Year – Residential Child Care Institutions The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services (CNS), is pleased to release the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or School Breakfast Program (SBP) sponsor application materials for Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs) for School Year 2019-20.
B037-19 06/13/2019 2018–2019 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 reporting requirements.
B036-19 06/18/2019 Federal Transferability Information for School Year 2019–20 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.
B035-19 06/14/2019 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).
B034-19 05/30/2019 Computer Science Education 2019–20 Competitive Grant Opportunity The 2019 Washington State Legislature allocated $1,000,000 of the general fund in Fiscal Year 2020 for computer science education (ESHB 1109, Sec. 501, (11)(d)).
B033-19 05/28/2019 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).
B032-19 05/28/2019 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) Training Requirements This bulletin provides information about the training requirements associated with the administration of the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS), a requirement of state-funded, full-day kindergarten (RCW 28A.150.315).
B031-19 05/31/2019 Changes to Teacher and Principal Evaluation Processes and Required Survey The 2019 Legislature made significant changes to RCW 28A.405.100, the law governing the revised, four-level teacher and principal evaluation process (TPEP).
B030-19 05/21/2019 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.
B029-19 05/23/2019 Economy and Efficiency Waivers The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction may grant waivers from the basic education requirement of a 180-day school year to school districts that propose to operate one or more schools on a flexible calendar for purposes of economy and efficiency (RCW 28A.150.222).
B028-19 05/23/2019 Washington State Patrol (WSP) Fingerprint Fee Increase WSP is increasing its processing fee for all fingerprint background checks.
B027-19 05/09/2019 Traffic Safety Education Program Approval Application; Form SPI/TSE M-365 (Rev. 5/19); DOL form DTS-661-026 OSPI School District/Instructor Registration; Continuing Education Requirements for Traffic Safety Instructors 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.
B026-19 05/09/2019 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).
B025-19 05/07/2019 Expedited Waivers for Assessment Graduation Requirements Extended for Class of 2019 House Bill (HB) 1599 transforms the assessment expectations for graduation and how students can approach fulfilling requirements for earning a diploma.
B024-19 05/02/2019 Directory Changes to Schools for the 2019-20 School Year The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is responsible for establishing a numbering and classification scheme used to identify each school in our state.
B023-19 04/30/2019 2019–20 College in the High School (CHS) State Funded Subsidies This bulletin provides information about the 2019–20 College in the High School (CHS) state funded subsidies for the 2019–20 school year.
B022-19 04/15/2019 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.
B021-19 04/01/2019 Summer Special Milk Program Application 2019 The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services (CNS), is pleased to release the 2019 Summer Special Milk Program application.
B020-19 04/01/2019 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Application Packet School Year 2019-20 The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services (CNS), is pleased to release the 2019 Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP) application materials.
B019-19 04/11/2019 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).
B018-19 04/01/2019 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 2019 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) returning sponsor application packet.
B017-19 04/01/2019 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 2019 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) application for new sponsors.
B016-19 04/01/2019 Application 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 that the application for the 2019–20 Washington State Fellows’ Network opens on April 4.
B015-19 03/19/2019 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.
B014-19 03/15/2019 Revisions to the School District Accounting Manual for the 2019–20 School Year The Accounting Manual for Public School Districts in the State of Washington (Accounting Manual) has been revised for the 2019–20 school year.
B013-19 03/15/2019 Washington State Honors Award Nominations This bulletin provides instructions and materials to assist high schools in submitting nominations and identifying students who may qualify for a 2018–19 Washington State Honors Award from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
B012-19 03/05/2019 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.
B011-19 02/28/2019 Establishing and Administering District Leave Sharing Programs The purpose of this bulletin is to inform you that the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) intends to initiate rulemaking regarding the establishment and administration of school district and educational service district (ESD) leave sharing programs under RCW 41.04.650 through 41.04.665.
B010-19 02/26/2019 State Reimbursement for 2018–19 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.
B009-19 02/22/2019 2018-19 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).
B008-19 02/26/2019 Student Transportation Operation Allocation 2018–19 The purpose of this bulletin is to inform school districts of the calculation and distribution of their student transportation operations allocation for the 2018–19 school year.
B007-19 02/10/2019 2018-19 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.
B006-19 02/04/2019 Student Enrollment in State Schools that are Identified as the Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss (CCDHL) and Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB) This bulletin provides guidance to school districts regarding their responsibility for students attending a state school identified as the Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss(CCDHL), also known as the Washington School for the Deaf, and the Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB) pursuant to RCW 72.40.010.
B005-19 02/28/2019 ESD Accounting Manual Revisions for the 2018–19 School Year The Educational Service District Accounting Manual has been revised for the 2018–19 school year.
B004-19 01/24/2019 2020 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.
B003-19 01/17/2019 Annual Point in Time (PIT) Count of Homeless Individuals in Washington This bulletin is regarding the annual Point in Time (PIT) count of homeless individuals in Washington.
B002-19 01/17/2019 2019 Student Travel Survey 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.
B001-19 01/17/2019 School District Homeless Liaison Training This bulletin is to assist local education agencies (LEAs) in understanding the professional development activities required under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.