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Bulletins/Memos: Special Programs & Federal Accountability

Memorandum (memos were discontinued in 2016)
Numbersort ascending Date Title File(s) Office Program
M060-15 10/23/2015 U.S. Department of Education Highly Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE) Appeal for Specific Circumstances It is the expectation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA 2001) that all teachers who provide instruction in one or more of the 14 core academic subject areas meet the highly qualified teacher (HQT) requirements.
M053-16 09/29/2016 College Bound Scholarship The College Bound Scholarship is an early commitment of state financial aid funding to cover projected tuition (at comparable public rates), some fees, and a small book allowance for students in low-income households.
M045-16 08/25/2016 Score Reporting for English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) and Placement in the Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program (TBIP) for the 2016-17 School Year This communication is to share the latest information about the ELPA21 assessment scores from spring 2016 and provide supporting guidance from Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to schools and districts for implementing the Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program (TBIP) for the 2016-17 school year.
M028-16 05/12/2016 Private Schools Annual Summer Conference The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is pleased to announce the Private Schools Annual Summer Conference.
M021-16 04/20/2016 Washington State School Library and Information Technology Survey The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) have again partnered to build and distribute a survey to collect much-needed information about the availability of school library services (the last one was conducted in 2014).
M012-16 02/16/2016 Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT) Transitions Information about the Title II, Part A requirements for Highly Qualified Teachers, as Washington state transitions from the old No Child Left Behind Act to the new Every Student Succeeds Act.
B102-17 12/18/2017 Adoption of Washington State Department of Health Immunization Information System (WAIIS) by the Migrant Education Health Program The purpose of this bulletin is to inform districts that the Migrant Education Health Program will be adopting the Washington State Department of Health Immunization Information System (WAIIS) in lieu of the Migrant Student Information System (MSIS) immunization records.
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.
B088-17 10/11/2017 2017-18 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.
B082-17 09/29/2017 Private School Enrollment: 2017-18 (Form SPI P105B); Private School Enrollment Report: Extension Program for Home-Based Instruction 2017-18 (Form SPI P105HB); Private School Enrollment Report: Online Program 2017-18 (Form SPI P105OL); Administrative and Instructional Staff Report 2017-18 (Form SPI 1570) Each year, approved private schools in Washington state are required to report enrollment in grades K-12 by ethnicity, grade level, and gender.
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).
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).
B064-17 08/18/2017 2017-18 Highly Capable Program-Changes in the Law (EHB 2242) The new law-EHB 2242-signed on June 30, made changes to the Highly Capable funding formula and equitable identification priorities.
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.
B045-19 08/26/2019 2019–20 Parent and Family Engagement Requirements for Title I, Part A Local Educational Agencies and Schools This bulletin provides information regarding the 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).
B040-17 06/29/2017 2017-18 Parent and Family Engagement Requirements for Title I, Part A Local Educational Agencies and Schools This bulletin provides information regarding the 2017-18 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).
B039-17 06/29/2017 Title I, Part A Schoolwide/Targeted Assistance Plan Models All Title I, Part A schools operate one of two program models, either Targeted Assistance or Schoolwide.
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.
B033-15 07/28/2015 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Policies and Results Due to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-15 decision to not extend Washington's Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Request (Waiver), the state must continue to implement Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) during the 2015-16 school year.
B029-17 05/11/2017 Private Schools Annual Summer Conference The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is pleased to announce the Private Schools Annual Summer Conference.
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.
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.​
B014-17 03/01/2017 Guidance on Private School Participation in Federal Programs Since the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in 1965, local educational agencies (LEAs) 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 ESEA programs.
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.
B011-17 02/24/2017 Endorsements for Teachers Assigned Using State Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program (TBIP) Funds During the 2016 Legislative session, the legislature passed 4SHB 1541, a comprehensive bill based on recommendations of the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC).
B011-16 03/17/2016 Meaningful Requirement for 95 Percent Participation Rate in the State's Assessments On November 2, 2015, the Office of Superintendent of Public Education (OSPI) received a letter from Dr. Monique Chism, Director of Office of State Support from the United States Department of Education (ED) (see Attachment A).
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.
B008-15 03/30/2015 Local Educational Agency Certification for Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public Schools Section 9524 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 2001, requires school districts receiving funds under the act to certify to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) “that it has no policy that prevents, or otherwise denies participation in constitutionally protected prayer in public schools.”
B007-17 03/17/2017 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 2016-17 Washington State Honors Award from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
B007-15 02/18/2015 2014-15 Required Actions for the LAP Student Growth Collection The purpose of this bulletin is to inform school districts about the Learning Assistance Program (LAP) data collection requirements for the 2014-15 school year.
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)
B003-15 02/05/2015 2014-15 Required Actions for the K-4 Literacy Collection This bulletin informs school districts about the K-4 Literacy collection requirements as defined in the Strengthening Student Educational Outcomes (SSEO) Act of 2013 (ESSB 5946), and incorporated into RCW 28A.320.203.