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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.
B101-17 12/18/2017 Competitive Grant Opportunity Kip Tokuda Memorial Washington Civil Liberties Public Education Program This notice provides information from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for the Kip Tokuda Memorial Washington Civil Liberties Public Education Program.
B100-17 12/06/2017 Processing Fingerprints of Educational Volunteers The recent passing of SSB5605 allows the Superintendent of Public Instruction to process the fingerprint results for educational volunteers.
B099-17 12/05/2017 Written Transportation Procedures and Foster Care Transportation Billing This bulletin provides information, guidance, and a process to help school districts and Children's Administration meet their mutual mandates under RCW 74.13.560 - Educational continuity-Protocol development, and Section 1111 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
B098-17 12/04/2017 2017-18 S-275 Personnel Reporting Handbook, 2017-18 School Personnel Report, Form S-275 The 2017-18 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).
B097-17 12/04/2017 Digital Citizenship, Media Literacy, and Internet Safety District Policy Review The purpose of this bulletin is to provide an overview of the requirements of school districts to annually review their policy and procedures on electronic resources and internet safety, and to share resources from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA) that are available to support this review process.
B096-17 12/14/2017 Substitute House Bill 1346 - School Nurse Authority and Supervision On April 20, 2017, Governor Inslee signed into law Substitute House Bill 1346 that clarifies the authority of a nurse working in a school setting.
B094-17 12/05/2017 Restraint and Isolation Data Gathering 2016-17 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)).
B093-17 11/01/2017 School Bus Inspection Results, 2016-17 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.
B092-17 11/03/2017 Changes to College in the High School WAC Chapter 392-725 This bulletin provides a review of the changes made to the College in the High School (CHS) rules outlined in WAC Chapter 392-725.
B091-17 10/24/2017 2018 School District Levy Authority Attached is a listing of the 2018 calendar year excess general fund maintenance and operation levy authority for those school districts headquartered in your county.
B090-17 10/13/2017 Special Education Safety Net Application for 2017-18 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 2017-18 school year.
B089-17 10/11/2017 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.
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.
B087-17 10/19/2017 2018 Washington Classified School Employee of the Year Washington's Classified School Employee of the Year program is accepting nominations.
B086-17 10/04/2017 Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) & Washington Access to Instruction & Measurement (WA-AIM) Achievement Level Setting Events The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Science Assessment Office will facilitate four events November 2017 through August 2018 to articulate new Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs), evaluate alignment of the WCAS to the Science K-12 Learning Standards (Next Generation Science Standards, NGSS), and recommend WCAS “cut scores” in grades 5, 8, and 11.
B085-17 09/12/2017 2016-2017 Annual Career & Technical Education Student Enrollment File (P210 Voc Report) The 2016-17 Annual Career & Technical Education Student Enrollment File for Middle and High School will be generated using the Comprehensive Education Data and Research System (CEDARS).
B084-17 09/22/2017 Advanced Placement Test Fee Program The Advanced Placement Test Fee Program has provided federal funds to reduce the cost of Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Cambridge exams taken by low-income students in public and private schools since 1999.
B083-17 10/03/2017 Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate Report (P210) for 2016-17 School Year The Comprehensive Education Data and Research System (CEDARS) will be the source for the 2016-17 Adjusted 4-year Class of 2017, Adjusted 5-Year Class of 2016, Adjusted 6-Year Class of 2015, and the Adjusted 7-Year Class of 2014 Cohort Graduation Rate Report (P210).
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.
B081-17 10/11/2017 School Bus Safety Week, October 16-20, 2017 This year's National School Bus Safety Week is October 16-20, 2017.
B080-17 09/25/2017 Grant Award Reporting and Processes for Federal and State Grants Received Through the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for Fiscal Year 2017-18 This bulletin sets forth the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18 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 (excluding the Child Nutrition programs administered in the Washington Integrated Nutrition System (WINS).
B079-17 09/21/2017 School Bus Driver Compliance Report for the 2017-18 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.
B078-17 09/21/2017 2017-18 School Year, Required Student Transportation Operations This bulletin provides information for all required school district and educational service district (ESD) student transportation operations reports.
B077-17 09/21/2017 Changes to Attendance and Truancy Laws Second Substitute House Bill 1170 (2SHB 1170) was passed into law following the 2017 Legislative Session, amending Washington's attendance and truancy laws (RCW 28A.225).
B076-17 09/07/2017 2017-18 School District Annual Recognized Civic Observances This notice provides information from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for K-12 teachers and administrators regarding five (5) annual Washington civic observances in state law.
B075-17 09/18/2017 Smarter Balanced Assessment Grade 10 Alignment Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is seeking qualified mathematics and English language arts (ELA) high school educators to participate in an in-person advisory workgroup to inform decisions related to changing the administration year of the high school Smarter Balanced assessments in mathematics and English language arts from grade 11 to grade 10.
B074-17 09/19/2017 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.
B073-17 09/18/2017 2017-18 Reimbursement and Categories for School Buses School Bus Reimbursement (Depreciation) information for the 2017-18 school year is available online at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's (OSPI) School Bus Information System (SBIS).
B072-17 09/11/2017 Administrator Training Fund and Educator Evaluation Data This bulletin provides school districts current information to support statewide educator evaluation implementation, including: (*) Administrator Training Fund (iGrant 773) 2017-18. (*) School Employee Evaluation Data (SEES)
B071-17 09/05/2017 Updating the Required McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison List The federal McKinney-Vento Act requires each school district to designate a homeless liaison to work with homeless education issues at the local school district level, and ensure that students experiencing homelessness are identified, enrolled, and succeeding in school.
B070-17 09/11/2017 Immunization Resource: Immunization Manual, Washington State Department of Health (Publication Number 348-124) In August 2017, the Immunization Manual for Schools, Preschools and Child Care Centers, was updated by the Department of Health. It provides an overview of vaccine requirements, responsibilities, an FAQ, as well as, additional resources and links for sample letters.
B069-17 09/08/2017 2017-18 Enrollment Reporting Handbook This bulletin provides notice that the updated 2017-18 Enrollment Reporting Handbook is available and is an attachment to this bulletin.
B068-17 09/07/2017 2017-18 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.
B067-17 09/05/2017 2017-18 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.
B066-17 08/28/2017 Absence Rulemaking - Emergency and CR 102 Notice Notice of absence emergency rule. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) filed an emergency rule effective Friday, August 25, 2017, that created a new Chapter 392-401 in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) regarding the definition of absence and the reasons a school district may mark an absence as excused or unexcused.
B065-17 08/24/2017 Expedited Waivers for Assessment Graduation Requirements for Classes of 2014 Through 2018 RCW 28A.655.065 as amended by Engrossed Substitute House Bill (ESHB) 2224, signed by Governor Inslee on July 7, affects high school assessments and graduation requirements.
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.
B063-17 08/21/2017 Child Care Institutions-Child and Adult Care Food Program Renewal Process for Federal Fiscal Year 2018 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 2018.
B062-17 08/21/2017 Adult Care Institutions-Child and Adult Care Food Program Renewal Process for Federal Fiscal Year 2018 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 2018.
B061-17 08/28/2017 Computer Science Education 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).
B060-17 08/22/2017 World Languages Competency Credit and Seal of Biliteracy This bulletin is to assist Washington state approved private high schools with information on earning world languages competency credit. The Seal of Biliteracy is also addressed.
B059-17 09/11/2017 2017-18 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Development (WaKIDS) Implementation Grants 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 2017-18.
B058-17 08/18/2017 Teacher and Principal Program Evaluation Updates This bulletin provides school districts current information to support statewide educator evaluation implementation, including:
B058-16 12/27/2016 Waiver of the 40 Percent Minimum Poverty Threshold to Become a Schoolwide Program in 2017-18 All Title I, Part A schools operate one of two program models, either targeted assistance or schoolwide.
B057-17 08/14/2017 Letter of Authorization and Commitment and E-rate Form 479 for Districts on K-20 Network The purpose of this bulletin is to provide an overview of the two forms districts on the K-20 Educational Network must complete and return to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) by September 25, 2017 to receive E-rate discounts on their annual K-20 network fee.
B056-17 08/17/2017 Open Doors Program Enrollment Reporting for the 2017-18 School Year This bulletin provides enrollment reporting instructions for Open Doors programs, as well as the 2017-18 funding rates for these programs.
B055-17 08/17/2017 Running Start Enrollment Reporting for the 2017-18 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).
B054-17 08/11/2017 Family Day Care Home Sponsors Application Renewal Process for Federal Fiscal Year 2018 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 2018 (FY18). The renewal application must be completed and submitted by August 31, 2017.
B053-17 08/11/2017 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.
B052-17 08/09/2017 Direct Funding to Technical Colleges for High School Students for the 2017-18 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.
B051-17 08/09/2017 Institutional Enrollment Reporting for 2017-18 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
B050-17 08/10/2017 First Addendum to the School District Accounting Manual for the School Year 2016-17 Since its publication in August 2016, changes have become necessary to the Accounting Manual for Public School Districts in the State of Washington (Accounting Manual) for the 2016-17 school year.
B049-17 08/10/2017 Revisions to the School District Accounting Manual for the 2017-18 School Year The Accounting Manual for Public School Districts in the State of Washington (Accounting Manual) has been revised for the 2017-18 school year.
B048-17 08/11/2017 Guidelines for Charging Employee Compensation to Federal Grants. (Addendum added 09/28/17) All employees charged to federal grants must document the time they spend working on the grant's objectives to demonstrate that the amounts charged to federal programs are true and accurate.
B047-17 08/01/2017 Expectations for State-funded Full-day Kindergarten in Alternative Learning Environment Schools and Programs. (Addendum added 9/7/17) This bulletin is to inform Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) providers about the minimum expectations of implementing state-funded full-day kindergarten (FDK) during the 2017-18 school year.
B046-17 08/03/2017 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.
B045-17 07/20/2017 Visual Screening Requirements for School Districts During the 2016 Legislative session, Senate Bill 6245 added near vision screening as a mandatory vision screening requirement in addition to the existing requirement for distance vision screening in all Washington state schools.
B044-17 06/30/2017 School Meal Programs Free and Reduced-Price Application Materials and Information for School Year 2017-18 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.
B043-17 06/30/2017 Special Milk Program Application Renewal for School Year 2017-18 This bulletin provides information for sponsors who wish to participate in the Special Milk Program (SMP) for school year 2017-18.
B042-17 06/30/2017 National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs Renewal for 2017-18 Program Year - Residential Child Care Institutions This bulletin provides information for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) who wish to continue participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or School Breakfast Program (SBP) for school year 2017-18.
B041-17 06/30/2017 National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs Renewal for 2017-18 School Year - Public School District/Private Schools This bulletin provides information for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) who wish to continue participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or School Breakfast Program (SBP) for school year 2017-18.
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.
B038-17 06/22/2017 STEM Renewal Requirement Guidance This bulletin is to provide current information and guidance for educators and clock hour providers regarding the new STEM renewal requirement.
B037-17 06/12/2017 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.
B036-17 06/08/2017 Senate Bill 5404 - Sunscreen in Schools On Thursday, May 4, 2017, Governor Inslee signed into law Senate Bill 5404 which exempts sunblock from being classified as a medication so children can use it on campus, at school-sponsored events, or during field trips. The bill went into effect immediately.
B035-17 05/18/2017 Unexcused Absence and Truancy Data Report for 2016-17 School Year Unexcused Absence data is used to meet state reporting requirements for students in grades 1-8.
B034-17 06/02/2017 Teacher and Principal Program Evaluation Update This bulletin provides school districts current information to support statewide educator evaluation implementation.
B033-17 05/29/2017 Expanded Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developmental Skills (WaKIDS) Assessment Tool for 2017-18 This bulletin is to inform administrators of an upcoming change for the 2017-18 school year in the assessment component of the state's kindergarten transition process, the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS).
B032-17 05/26/2017 2016-17 Weapons Data Collection in Approved Private Schools State law (RCW 28A.230.130) requires each approved private school to report to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) all known incidents involving the possession of weapons on school premises, transportation systems, or in areas of facilities while being used exclusively by private schools.
B031-17 05/29/2017 2016-17 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.
B030-17 05/15/2017 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.
B029-17 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.
B028-17 05/11/2017 Opening, Closing, or Changing School Configuration This Bulletin is to inform you of the process to notify OSPI of district and school changes to directory information contained within the Education Data System for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.
B027-17 05/02/2017 Summer Special Milk Program Application 2017 This bulletin is for sponsors who intend to operate a Special Milk Program (SMP) in Summer 2017.
B026-17 04/27/2017 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).
B025-17 04/27/2017 Traffic Safety Education Program Approval Application, Form SPI/TSE M-365 (Rev. 4/17), 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.
B024-17 04/28/2017 Child and Adult Care Food Program: Family Day Care Home Application Materials, Federal Fiscal Year 2018 This bulletin provides information for the application process between Family Day Care Home Sponsors and new or renewing Day Care Home Providers for Federal Fiscal Year 2018.
B023-17 04/27/2017 Educational Leader Professional Learning Opportunity Applications Open for Washington State Fellows' Network (New 3-Year Program) The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) are excited to announce applications are now open for 2017-18 Washington State Fellows' Network for Early Learning, English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science.
B022-17 04/25/2017 K-4 Literacy Reporting Requirements for School Year 2016-17 The purpose of this bulletin is to review the required expectations mandated by ESSB 5946 (2013) - Strengthening Student Educational Outcomes (SSEO) and amended by SSB 5803 (2015).
B021-17 03/22/2017 Federal McKinney-Vento Data Collections Forms The Federal McKinney-Vento Act requires all school districts to identify, enroll, and serve children and youths living in homeless situations.
B020-17 04/19/2017 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 2017 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) returning sponsor application.
B019-17 04/12/2017 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 2017 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) application for new sponsors.
B018-17 04/05/2017 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.
B017-17 04/06/2017 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.
B016-17 03/23/2017 Career & Technical Education (CTE) Administrative Internship Program The Administrative Internship 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.
B015-17 03/23/2017 Career & Technical Education Statewide Program Re-Approval Process The Career & Technical Education Application will be expanded in the Educational Data System (EDS) to include a Program Re-Approval Process in addition to the existing Course Approval Process.
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.
B013-17 02/27/2017 State Reimbursement for 2016-17 Truancy Petitions Attached to this bulletin are Forms SPI 1302C and SPI 1302D.
B012-17 03/02/2017 Student Transportation Operation Allocation 2016-17 The purpose of this bulletin is to inform school districts of the calculation and distribution of their student transportation operations allocation for the 2016-17 school year.
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).
B010-17 02/08/2017 Free Zoom Videoconferencing Service for Schools on K-20 Network Recently, an agreement between the K-20 Education Network and Zoom Video Communications was signed to provide a cloud-based videoconferencing service to K-20 customers.
B009-17 01/27/2017 Potential Medicaid Eligible Student Worksheet The purpose of this bulletin is to request completion of Form SPI 1679, Potential Medicaid Eligible Student Worksheet, by those districts providing special education service to Medicaid eligible students.
B008-17 02/21/2017 Private School Annual Approval for 2017-18 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).
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).
B006-17 01/17/2017 2018 Washington State Teacher of the Year Statewide Call for Nominations Washington's Teacher of the Year program is accepting nominations.
B005-17 01/24/2017 Public Comment for The Washington State Arts 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 Arts K-12 Learning Standards for Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts.
B004-17 01/19/2017 Grant Opportunity to Support Paraeducator Professional Development The purpose of this bulletin is to alert school districts of a competitive grant opportunity to provide support for state-funded paraeducator professional development.
B003-17 01/20/2017 2016-17 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).
B002-17 01/20/2017 NOTE: THIS NODE SHOULD BE UNPUBLISHED ... Career & Technical Education Statewide Course Re-Approval Process The Career & Technical Education Course Re-approval Process has been revised in the Educational Data System (EDS) to a Program Re-Approval. Information on the process may be found on the OSPI website.
B001-17 01/03/2017 2016-17 Assessment and Reporting Requirements for Social Studies, the Arts, Health, Physical Education (formerly Fitness), and Educational Technology iGrants Form Package 408 Since the 2008-09 school year, school districts have reported their implementation of assessments in Social Studies, the Arts, Health, and Physical Education.