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Numbersort ascending Date Title File(s) Office Program
B057-16 10/25/2016 Homeless Student Stability and Opportunity Gap Act The 2016 Legislature passed Third Substitute House Bill (3SHB) 1682, the Homeless Student Stability and Opportunity Gap Act, to amend state laws related to improving educational outcomes for homeless students through increased identification services, in-school supports, and housing stability.
B056-16 10/04/2016 Child Nutrition Programs Verification and Other Annual Requirements for Local Education Agencies Local education agencies (LEAs) that operate school meal programs must annually complete verification and other program requirements to comply with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) federal regulations.
B055-16 10/10/2016 Special Education Safety Net Application for 2016-17 Safety net funding is available to school districts with a demonstrated capacity for special education funding in excess of state and federal funding otherwise available to the district. This bulletin provides application instructions for special education safety net awards for the 2016-17 school year.
B054-16 10/04/2016 2016-17 S-275 Personnel Reporting Handbook; 2016-17 School Personnel Report, Form S-275 The 2016-17 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).
B053-16 09/26/2016 Federal Special Education Data Reporting Requirements 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.
B052-16 09/22/2016 2015-16 Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate Report (P210) The Comprehensive Education Data and Research System (CEDARS) will be the source for both the Adjusted 4-year 2015-16 Cohort Graduation Rate Report (P210) for the Class of 2016 and the Adjusted 5-year 2015-16 Cohort Graduation Rate Report (P210), for the Class of 2015.
B051-16 09/15/2016 2016-17 Reimbursement and Categories for School Buses School Bus Reimbursement (Depreciation) information for the 2016-17 school year is available online at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's (OSPI) School Bus Information System (SBIS) http://www.k12.wa.us/busdepreciation/.
B050-16 09/08/2016 Provision of Educational Services During Suspension or Expulsion This bulletin contains information regarding the provision of educational services during a period of suspension or expulsion.
B049-16 09/14/2016 E-rate Form 479 The purpose of this bulletin is to provide an overview of the form districts on the K-20 Educational Network must complete and return to Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) by October 7, to receive E-rate cost discounts on their annual K-20 network fees.
B048-16 09/13/2016 Adult Care Institutions-Child and Adult Care Food Program Renewal Process for Federal Fiscal Year 2017 This bulletin provides instructions for Adult Care Centers who wish to continue participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for federal fiscal year 2017 (FY17).
B047-16 09/05/2016 Child Care Institutions-Child and Adult Care Food Program Renewal Process for Federal Fiscal Year 2017 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 2017.
B046-16 09/01/2016 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Development (WaKIDS) Implementation Grants 2016-17 The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information about the WaKIDS implementation grants available to districts with new state funded full-day kindergartens in 2016-17.
B045-16 09/08/2016 New Health and Physical Education K-12 Learning Standards This bulletin informs schools that new learning standards for Health and Physical Education have been adopted for Washington schools.
B044-16 08/31/2016 2016-17 School Year, Required Student Transportation Operations Reports This bulletin provides information for all required school district and educational service district (ESD) student transportation operations reports.
B043-16 09/01/2016 2016-17 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.
B042-16 08/26/2016 Family Day Care Home Sponsors Application Renewal Process for Federal Fiscal Year 2017 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 2017 (FY17). The renewal application must be completed and submitted by August 31, 2016.
B041-16 08/29/2016 Grant Award Reporting and Processes for Federal and State Grants Received Through the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for Fiscal Year 2016-17 This bulletin sets forth the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-17 grant payment processes, expenditure reporting, budget revision policy, and information about carryover funds and indirect costs for federal and state grant programs that are issued through the iGrants system (excludes Child Nutrition programs in the WINS System).
B040-16 08/19/2016 Visual Screening Requirements for School Districts A near vision screening requirement has been added to an existing law requiring distance vision screening in all Washington state schools pursuant to Senate Bill 6245, passed by the 2016 Legislature. This legislation amended RCW 28A.210.020.
B039-16 08/12/2016 Teacher and Principal Evaluation Program: Administrator Training Funds (iGrant 773) 2016-17; Teacher Training Fund (iGrant 664) 2016-17; Changes in Washington Administrative Code (WAC); Evaluator Training Report; Launch of eVAL 2.0; Implementation of Center for Educational Leadership 5D+ framework 3.0; Training Opportunities The 2016 Legislature appropriated funds for the Teacher Principal Evaluation Program (TPEP) implementation during the 2016-17 school year.
B038-16 08/12/2016 2016-17 Enrollment Reporting Handbook The 2016-17 Enrollment Reporting Handbook provides school districts, educational service districts (ESDs), charters schools, tribal compact schools, and other users with a reference manual and forms for reporting enrollment to School Apportionment and Financial Services (SAFS) at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
B037-16 08/12/2016 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.
B036-16 09/30/2016 2016-17 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.
B035-16 08/09/2016 2016-17 Running Start Updates on 1.20 FTE Limitation The purposes of this bulletin are to provide districts, charter schools, tribal compact schools, and colleges the enrollment reporting changes for the 2016-17 school year and to review current guidance related to the Running Start 1.20 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) combined maximum limitation that a student can be claimed for state funding.
B034-16 08/05/2016 School District Accounting Manual Revisions for 2016-17 The Accounting Manual for Public School Districts in the State of Washington (Accounting Manual) has been revised for the 2016-17 school year.
B033-16 08/11/2016 2016-17 Parent and Family Engagement Requirements for Title I, Part A Districts and Schools This bulletin is to inform you of the 2016-17 parent and family engagement requirements for Title I, Part A districts and schools.
B032-16 07/29/2016 Designating a School District Foster Care Liaison The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA, 2015), contains key protections for students in foster care to promote school stability and success.
B031-16 07/18/2016 Residential Child Care Institutions Child Nutrition Programs Renewal Application 2016-17 Program Year This bulletin provides information for Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs) who wish to continue participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or School Breakfast Program (SBP) for school year 2016-17.
B030-16 07/18/2016 Public School Districts/Private Schools National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs Renewal 2016-17 School Year This bulletin provides information for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) who wish to continue participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or School Breakfast Program (SBP) for school year 2016-17.
B028-16 06/30/2016 Inventory of Time Students Spent Testing for the 2015-16 School Year The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is required to report information on the amount of time students spent taking state and district mandated tests this past school year.
B027-16 06/22/2016 Special Milk Program Application Renewal for School Year 2016-17 This bulletin provides information for sponsors who wish to participate in the Special Milk Program (SMP) for school year 2016-17.
B026-16 06/17/2016 Teacher and Principal Evaluation Program (TPEP): Teacher Training Funds 2016-17, Administrator Training Funds 2016-17, Pending Changes in Washington Administrative Code (WAC) The 2016 Legislature appropriated $5 million “solely for the provision of training for teachers in the performance-based teacher principal evaluation program” during the 2016-17 school year.
B025-16 06/17/2016 Beginning Educator Support Team (BEST) Induction Grants: iGrants Form Package 782 The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has been tasked by the legislature to continue funding a beginning educator support program for new teachers.
B024-16 06/09/2016 Significant Student Discipline Update-Changes effective June 9, 2016 During the 2016 regular session, the legislature passed 4SHB 1541, a comprehensive bill based on recommendations of the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC).
B023-16 06/01/2016 2016-17 Title I, Part A/Arts Integration Washington Cohort Pilot The purpose of Title I, Part A is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
B022-16 05/26/2016 Unexcused Absences and Truancy Data Report for the 2015-16 School Year The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is required to report information on unexcused absences from all schools serving Grades 1-8 and grades 9-12. This information is used to meet federal and state reporting and accountability requirements. In addition OSPI is required to collect information on truancy and special programs or schools to reduce truancy for grades 1-12.
B021-16 06/01/2016 Enrollment and Income-Eligibility Information for Federal Fiscal Year 2017-Child Care All institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), except emergency shelters and at-risk only programs, are required to annually collect enrollment and income information from families.
B020-16 06/01/2016 Enrollment and Income-Eligibility Information for Federal Fiscal Year 2017-Adult Care All adult care institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) are required to annually collect income information from eligible adult participants.
B019-16 05/09/2016 Restraint and Isolation Data Gathering 2015-16 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).
B018-16 05/02/2016 Updating District School Directory Information (Opening, Closing, or Changing a School) In compliance with state and federal rules, district requests to change school directory data, such as opening a new school or changing grade spans, must be submitted to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) by July 1.
B017-16 04/19/2016 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 that each student has equal access to public education without discrimination by assisting and monitoring school districts and public charter schools.
B016-16 05/10/2016 Special Milk Program Application Summer 2016 This bulletin is for sponsors who intend to operate a Special Milk Program (SMP) in Summer 2016.
B015-16 04/14/2016 Approved Online Providers and Approval Requirements for Online Providers The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has recently approved two online providers.
B014-16 04/14/2016 K-4 Literacy Reporting Requirements and Correction of Earlier Bulletin The purpose of this bulletin is to notify districts of the launch of the Education Data System (EDS) K-4 Reporting System and clarify parent/guardian meetings required in RCW 28A.655.230.
B013-16 04/07/2016 2015-16 Student Behavior Suspensions and Expulsions, Weapons in Schools, and Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying (HIB) Data Collection Under RCW 28A.300.46, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is required to report information on all known incidents involving the possession of weapons on school premises, transportation systems, or in areas of facilities while being used exclusively by public or private schools for each public school district and each approved private school.
B012-16 04/11/2016 WaKIDS Implementation in State-funded Full-day Kindergarten This memorandum serves to notify school districts of the requirement to implement the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) in all schools that receive funding for voluntary, state-funded, full-day kindergarten (SF FDK) beginning in the 2016-17 school year, as detailed in memorandum 079-15M.
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).
B010-16 03/23/2016 Student Transportation Operation Allocation 2015-16 The purpose of this bulletin is to inform school districts of the calculation and distribution of their student transportation operations allocation for the 2015-16 school year.
B009-16 02/25/2016 Professional Development Funding for High School Math and Biology Teachers Attached to this bulletin is a certification document for professional development funding. School districts are to use this form to file claims for costs incurred for specific professional development activities.
B008-16 02/11/2016 State Reimbursement for 2015-16 Truancy Petitions Attached to this bulletin are Forms SPI 1302C and SPI 1302D. School districts 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.
B007-16 02/09/2016 2015-16 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).
B006-16 02/04/2016 Implementing 2015 Senate Bill 5433 Requirements for Teaching Tribal History, Culture, and Government The 2015 Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 5433 that amended RCW 28A.320.170 with new requirements related to teaching Washington's tribal history, culture, and government in Washington's public schools.
B005-16 01/21/2016 February - June 2016 State-Funded Math and Science Professional Development for High School Teachers The legislature appropriated $1.3 million dollars to support state-funded math and science professional development for high school math and science teachers in the 2015-2016 school year.
B004-16 01/19/2016 Home/Hospital Instruction Program Procedures for School Districts This bulletin provides Home/Hospital (H/H) Instruction Program procedures to determine student eligibility and school district reimbursement.
B003-16 01/13/2016 Guidance on Private School Participation in Federal Programs The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has been reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
B002-16 04/20/2016 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 2016 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) returning sponsor application.
B001-16 04/20/2016 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 2016 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) application for new sponsors.