Office of Professional Practices
The Office of Professional Practices provides information and services to school districts, parents, attorneys, the educational community, government agencies, and the general public in three specific areas: Investigations, Fingerprint Records, and Administrative Resource Services.
We examine allegations of unprofessional conduct by educators, and review applications for certification when there is any question concerning good moral character, personal fitness, and/or criminal history record.
We receive background record checks from the Washington State Patrol and the FBI, and enter conviction information into the online Educational Data System (EDS).
We oversee administrative appeals, rules process, special education due process decisions, State Board of Education elections, Educational Service District (ESD) elections, and the Common School Manual.