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NUMBER DATE TITLE PROGRAM
B079-18 08/13/18
+ 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).

Special Programs & Federal Accountability
B078-18 08/13/18
+Traffic Safety Education Required Curriculum

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Department of Licensing (DOL) jointly developed the Washington State Driver Training Required Curriculum as directed by ESHB 1481. Copies of the new required curriculum can be downloaded at DOL's Driver Training News page. Attached is the Implementation Letter publicized by DOL.

Student Transportation
B077-18 08/13/18
+ E-rate Form 479 for Districts on K-20 Network

This bulletin provides an overview of the form (FCC Form 479) districts on the K-20 Educational Network must complete and return to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) by September 28, to receive E-rate discounts on their annual K-20 network fee.

Information Technology Services
B076-18 08/01/18
+ Adult Care Institutions—Child and Adult Care Food Program Renewal Process for Federal Fiscal Year 2019

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 2019.

  • B076-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - WINS Renewal Instructions – Adult Care
  • Attach 2 - Application Renewal Checklist – Adult Care

Child Nutrition Services
B075-18 08/01/18
+ Family Day Care Home Sponsors Application Renewal Process for Federal Fiscal Year 2019

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 2019 (FY19).

Child Nutrition Services
B074-18 08/01/18
+ Child Care Institutions—Child and Adult Care Food Program Renewal Process for Federal Fiscal Year 2019

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 2019.

  • B074-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - WINS Renewal Instructions – Child Care
  • Attach 2 - Application Renewal Checklist – Child Care

Child Nutrition Services
B072-18 08/02/18
+ 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).

Educator Growth and Development
B071-18 07/16/18
+ National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs renewal for 2018-19 Program Year – Residential Child Care Institutions

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services (CNS), is pleased to release the School Year 2018-19 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or School Breakfast Program (SBP) sponsor application materials for Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs).

Child Nutrition Services
B070-18 07/18/18
+ Child and Adult Care Food Program: Family Day Care Home Application Materials, Federal Fiscal Year 2019

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 2019.

  • B070-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1a - Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Agreement between Sponsoring Organization and Day Care Home Provider - English
  • Attach 1b - Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Agreement between Sponsoring Organization and Day Care Home Provider - Spanish

Child Nutrition Services
B069-18 07/16/18
+ National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs Application for 2018-19 School Year – Public School District/Private Schools

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services (CNS), is pleased to release the School Year 2018-19 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or School Breakfast Program (SBP) sponsor application materials for school year 2018-19.

Child Nutrition Services
B068-18 07/11/18
+ Expectations for State-funded Full-day Kindergarten in Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) Schools and Programs

This bulletin is to inform schools and districts of the requirements for providing full-day kindergarten via an Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) model.

Student Engagement and Support
B067-18 06/29/18
+ Best Practices for Serving Students in Out-of-Home Care (ESHB 2684)

Governor Inslee signed House Bill 2684 (2018) Session Law which defines best practices for the process and people involved in best interest determination of students in out-of-home care. The bill goes into effect on September 1.

Student Engagement and Support
B066-18 07/09/18
+ 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).

Special Education
B065-18

07/09/18

Addendum
8/8/18

+ 2018–19 Enrollment Reporting Handbook

This bulletin provides notice that the updated 2018–19 Enrollment Reporting Handbook is available and is an attachment to this bulletin.

School Apportionment and Financial Services
B064-18 06/26/18
+ 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).

Learning and Teaching
B063-18 06/28/18
+ Teacher and Principal Evaluation and Growth Program Updates

This bulletin provides school districts current information to support statewide educator evaluation implementation, including:

  • Teacher and Administrator Evaluation and Growth Training Fund (iGrant 664) 2018–19
  • Evaluator Training Report

Educator Growth and Development
B062-18 06/26/18
+ New Absence Rules Adopted – Effective August 1, 2018

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has adopted the new Chapter 392-401 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC). This chapter defines an absence and reasons for excused absences.

Office of System and School Improvement
B061-18 07/03/18
+ Direct Funding to Technical Colleges for High School Students for the 2018–19 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.

  • B061-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Form P‐223TC, Monthly Report of Technical College Enrollment Eligible for Basic Education Support

School Apportionment and Financial Services
B060-18 07/03/18
+ Running Start Enrollment Reporting for the 2018–19 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 ).

  • B060-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Form P‐223RS, Monthly Report of Running Start Enrollment

School Apportionment and Financial Services
B059-18 07/03/18
+ Institutional Enrollment Reporting for the 2018–19 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

  • B059-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Form E‐672, Monthly Report of Institutional Education Program Enrollment

School Apportionment and Financial Services
B058-18 06/25/18
+ Digital Learning Access Grant Program

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information about an upcoming grant opportunity for public schools in Washington that lack broadband connectivity or have inadequate network infrastructure.

  • B058-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Steps to Prepare for Digital Access Grant Program

Information Technology Services
B057-18 06/21/18
+ Career and Technical Education Equipment Grant iGrants Form Package 816

The legislature has appropriated funding in the 2017-19 Capital Budget to provide career and technical education equipment (CTE) grants to school districts. OSPI in consultation with school districts and the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, developed criteria for providing funding and outcomes for specific projects.

School Facilities and Organization
B056-18 06/27/18
+ STEM Classroom and Lab Grant - iGrants Form Package 855

The 2018 Washington State Legislature appropriated $10 million in capital funding for STEM Capital Grants (SSB6090 Section 5005).

School Facilities and Organization
B055-18 07/12/18
+ Urgent Repair Grant iGrants Form Package 478

The 2018 Washington State Legislature appropriated $3 million in capital funding for Health & Safety Urgent Repair Grants (SSB6090 Section 5001).

School Facilities and Organization
B054-18 07/10/18
+ Small Rural District Modernization Grant iGrants Form Package 856

2018 Legislation (ESSB6095 Section 5008) provided $15,419,000 solely for grants to assist small, rural school districts with total enrollments of one thousand students or less with school facilities modernizations.

School Facilities and Organization
B053-18 06/27/18
+ ADA Equal Access Grant - iGrants Form Package 815

The 2018 Washington State Legislature appropriated $1 million in capital funding for ADA Access Grants (SSB6090 Section 5001).

School Facilities and Organization
B052-18 06/22/18
+ Special Milk Program Application Renewal for School Year 2018-19

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 2018-19. Applications received after September 28, 2018, may not be approved in time to allow September milk to be claimed for reimbursement.

Sponsors that only serve milk and do not participate in any other federal child nutrition meal service programs are eligible for the SMP. Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that serve milk to split-session kindergarten students that do not have access to either the breakfast or lunch programs, or serve milk to children enrolled in child care centers, are eligible for the SMP. No other age groups, classes, or programs within the LEA may participate.

Child Nutrition Services
B051-18 06/22/18
+ 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. The waiver covers children participating in child care centers that claim meals under the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and the School Breakfast Program (SBP). This approved waiver is effective July 1, 2018, and is effective through June 30, 2019.

Child Nutrition Services
B050-18 06/22/18
+ School Meal Programs Free and Reduced-Price Application Materials and Information for School Year 2018-19

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. Meal application materials must be made available to all households and are updated each year to reflect changes to income guidelines and program regulation.

Child Nutrition Services
B049-18 06/28/18
+ 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.

  • B049-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Transferability Process Guide—School Year 2018–19
  • Attach 2 - Transferability Q&A

Special Programs & Federal Accountability
B048-18 06/14/18
+ Participation in Extracurricular Activities for Students Experiencing Homelessness

In an effort to support local school districts as they identify, enroll, and serve children and youth experiencing homelessness, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) are working in collaboration to help districts understand and implement the reauthorized language of the McKinney-Vento Act regarding access to extracurricular activities. OSPI and WIAA recognize the benefits of participation in extra-curricular activities and athletics. Involvement in extracurricular activities, athletics, music, and other activities can play an important role in school engagement and academic success for students, particularly students who are experiencing homelessness.

Student Engagement and Support
B047-18 06/12/18
+ Special Education and Local Bargaining Agreements

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) vision for Washington state public schools is to increase academic achievement and close opportunity gaps for each and every student, and bring a more equitable education system for current and future generations of students.

Special Education
B046-18 05/31/18
+ Early Screening of Dyslexia (E2SSB 6162)

Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6162 (E2SSB 6162), passed in 2018 by the Washington State Legislature, defines dyslexia as a specific learning disability and requires early screening.

Learning and Teaching/Special Education
B045-18 06/05/18
+ Unexcused Absence and Truancy Data Report for 2017–18 School Year

Unexcused Absence and Truancy data is used to meet legislative reporting requirements as defined under the Compulsory School Attendance and Admission law (RCW 28A.225.151).

Assessment and Student Information
B044-18 06/07/18
+ 2017–2018 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 annual reporting requirements.

Student Engagement & Support
B043-18 05/28/18
+ 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.

Equity and Civil Rights
B042-18 05/31/18
+ Opening, Closing, or Changing School Configuration

This bulletin is to inform you of the process to notify the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) of district and school changes to directory information contained within the Education Data System for the 2018–19 school year.

  • B042-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Directory Data – School District Guidance

Center for the Improvement of Student Learning
B041-18 05/14/18
+ Summer Special Milk Program Application 2018

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services (CNS), is pleased to release the 2018 Summer Special Milk Program application.

Any nonprofit organization providing organized child care or a residential camp may apply for participation in the Special Milk Program (SMP).

The SMP provides milk to children in schools, child care institutions, and eligible camps that do not participate in other federal child nutrition meal service programs.

  • B041-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Special Milk Program Application and Program Information
  • Attach 2 - Washington Integrated Nutrition System (WINS) Access Rights/User Authorization for Child Nutrition Programs
  • Attach 3 - Summer Special Milk Program - Application Checklist
  • Attach 4 - Child Nutrition Programs Certification Regarding Lobbying
  • Attach 5 - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
  • Attach 6 - Child Nutrition Programs Procurement Standards
  • Attach 7 - Summer Special Milk - Program Agreement
  • Attach 8 - Statewide Payee Registration - Washington State

Child Nutrition Services
B040-18 05/15/18
+ 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.

  • B040-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Identification of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Student Engagement & Support
B039-18 05/09/18
+ 2018–19 College in the High School (CHS) State Funded Subsidies

This bulletin provides notice the application process to request College in the High School (CHS) state funded subsidies for the 2018–19 school year will be available on May 1, 2018.

School Apportionment and Financial Services/System and School Improvement
B038-18 05/09/18
+ 2018–19 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.

  • B038-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach A - Clarifying Guidance on the 1.20 Running Start Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Limitation
  • Attach B - Running Start Enrollment Verification Form (RSEVF) (Rev. 3/2018)
  • Attach C - 2018–19 Spring Quarter Eligibility Adjustment Form (SQEAF) (Rev. 5/2018)

School Apportionment and Financial Services/System and School Improvement
B037-18 05/10/18
+ Traffic Safety Education Program Approval Application; Form SPI/TSE M-365 (Rev. 5/18); Continuing Education Requirements for Traffic Safety Instructors; New Registration Process

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.

  • B037-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Traffic Safety Education Application for Program Approval, FORM SPI/TSE M-365

Student Transporation
B036-18 04/30/18
+ Revisions to the School District Accounting Manual for the 2018–19 School Year

The Accounting Manual for Public School Districts in the State of Washington (Accounting Manual) has been revised for the 2018–19 school year.

School Apportionment and Financial Services
B035-18 04/25/18
+ Choice Transfers, Interdistrict Agreements, and Standard Choice Transfer System (SCTS)

This bulletin provides information and requirements for enrolling students that are not residents of a school district and claiming their enrollment for state funding.

  • B035-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach - Examples of Choice Transfers and Interdistrict Agreements

School Apportionment and Financial Services/Alternative Learning Department
B034-18 04/27/18

Addendum
5/2/18
+ Capital-funded Competitive Grant Programs Available to School Districts Through School Facilities and Organization

The legislature has appropriated funding in the 2017-2019 Capital Budget for facility-related grants to school districts.

School Facilities and Organization
B033-18 05/01/18
+ Digital Citizenship, Media Literacy, and Internet Safety Survey

This bulletin provides information about a legislatively-mandated survey now available for districts and schools to provide information about how they are providing Digital Citizenship, Media Literacy, and Internet Safety education to their students. The deadline to complete the survey is May 31, 2018.

Information Technology Services
B032-18 04/30/18

Addendum
5/18/18
+ 2018 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.

  • B032-18 - Bulletin
  • B032-18 - Addendum to Bulletin Student Travel Survey Postponed Until Spring 2019

Student Support
B031-18 04/06/18
+ 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.

  • B031-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - H/H Services Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • Attach 2 - Form E-525 - Report of Final Home and Hospital (H/H) Services

Student Engagement and Support/Special Education
B030-18 04/19/18

Addendum
8/13/18
+ Changes in the Calculation of Significant Disproportionality, Under IDEA

With the goal of promoting equity, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was amended and final rules issued, effective January 18, 2017, to ensure states meaningfully identify Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) with significant disproportionality and that States assist LEAs in ensuring that students with disabilities are properly identified for services, receive necessary services in the least restrictive environment, and are not disproportionately removed from their educational placements for disciplinary purposes.

Special Education
B029-18 04/18/18
+ 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).

Student Transportation
B028-18 04/16/18
+ Change to the Full‐Time Equivalent (FTE) Calculation for the 2018–19 School Year

This bulletin provides notice of the upcoming change to the full‐time equivalent (FTE) calculation for the purpose of claiming student enrollment for state funding.

School Apportionment and Financial Services
B027-18 04/16/18
+ Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Application Packet School Year 2018-19

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services, is pleased to release the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) application materials for School Year (SY) 2018-19. Applications are due April 30, 2018. The FFVP provides an effective and creative way of introducing fresh produce as a healthy snack option during the school day. Funds are awarded to the highest free and reduced-price (FRP) percentage elementary schools.

Child Nutrition Services
B026-18 04/12/18
+ Application Open 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 the application for the 2018–19 Washington State Fellows’ Network for Early Learning, English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science opens on April 16.

Learning and Teaching
B025-18 04/11/18
+ Alternative Learning Experience Course Types and Reporting

The 2018 Washington state legislature passed Senate Bill 6134 modifying the definitions for “remote” and “site-based” Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) course types defined in RCW 28A.232.010.

Student Engagement and Support
B024-18 04/30/18
+ Addendums to the School District Accounting Manual for the 2017–18 School Year

Since its publication in August 2017, changes have become necessary to the Accounting Manual for Public School Districts in the State of Washington (Accounting Manual) for the 2017–18 school year.

School Apportionment and Financial Services
B023-18 04/09/18

Addendum
04/09/18
+ Affirmation of Consultation with Tribal Representatives

One of the new requirements under ESSA Section 8538 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.

Special Programs and Federal Accountability
B022-18 04/02/18
+ 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 2018 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) application for new sponsors.

  • B022-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Summer Food Service Program Application Information for New Sponsors
  • Attach 2 - Washington Integrated Nutrition System (WINS) Access Rights/User Authorization for Child Nutrition Programs (FORM SPI 1710)
  • Attach 3a - Summer Food Service Program Checklist for New Sponsors
  • Attach 3b - Summer Food Service Program New Sponsor Checklist for New Sponsors (Already Participating in a Child Nutrition Program)
  • Attach 4 - Summer Food Service Program Agreement between Sponsor and OSPI (FORM SPI 1145AGREE)
  • Attach 5 - Summer Food Service Program Questionnaire for New Sponsors (FORM SPI 1145NS)
  • Attach 6 - Child Nutrition Programs Procurement Standards (FORM SPI CNS 1716)
  • Attach 7a - Child Nutrition Programs Certification Regarding Lobbying (FORM SPI CNS 280 LOB)
  • Attach 7b - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (FORM SPI CNS 280F)
  • Attach 8 - Statewide Payee Registration Washington State
  • Attach 9a - Summer Food Service Program Free Meal Policy Statement and Media Release Assurance Open Sites (FORM SPI SFSP 1145MR)
  • Attach 9b - Summer Food Service Program Free Meal Policy Statement and Media Release Assurance Closed Enrolled Sites and Camps (FORM SPI SFSP 1145MR)
  • Attach 10 - Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Summer Food Service Program Appeal Rights and Procedure

Child Nutrition Services
B021-18 04/02/18
+ 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 2018 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) returning sponsor application packet.

  • B021-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Summer Food Service Program Application Information
  • Attach 2 - Summer Food Service Program Checklist for Returning Sponsors
  • Attach 3a - Summer Food Service Program Free Meal Policy Statement and Media Release Assurance Open Sites (FORM SPI SFSP 1145MR)
  • Attach 3b - Summer Food Service Program Free Meal Policy Statement and Media Release Assurance Closed Enrolled Sites and Camps(FORM SPI SFSP 1145MR)
  • Attach 4 - Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Summer Food Service Program Appeal Rights and Procedure

Child Nutrition Services
B020-18 03/20/18
+ Absence Rulemaking – Update and CR 102 Notice

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is proposing substantial changes to the proposed Chapter 392-401 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

System and School Improvement
B019-18 04/02/18
+ 2018 Private Schools Annual Summer Conference

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is pleased to announce the Private Schools Annual Summer Conference.

Educator Growth and Development
B018-18 03/27/18
+ Career and Technical Education (CTE) Administrative Training Program

The Administrative Training 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.

  • B018-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Career and Technical Education (CTE) Administrative Training Program Application

Learning and Teaching
B017-18 03/23/18
+ 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.

  • B017-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - School District Transportation Efficiency Ratings

Student Transportation
B016-18 04/05/18
+ High-Performance School Buildings Program: Draft 2018 Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol (WSSP) Available for Stakeholder Comments

State-funded school building projects greater than 5,000 square feet are required by chapter 39.35 RCW – High Performance Public Buildings to comply with high-performance, green building requirements.

School Facilities and Organization
B015-18 03/01/18
+ Locally Administered Assessments and Locally Determined Courses

Legislation in 2017 (ESHB 2224, subsection 10, now RCW 28A.655.061) created an additional alternative for fulfilling assessment graduation requirements: locally administered assessments that are tied to locally determined courses.

Assessment and Student Information/Learning and Teaching
B014-18 04/10/18
+ 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.​

Special Programs and Federal Accountability
B012-18 02/26/18
+ Student Transportation Operation Allocation 2017–18

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform school districts of the calculation and distribution of their student transportation operations allocation for the 2017–18 school year.

Student Transportation
B011-18 02/20/18
+ State Reimbursement for 2017–18 Truancy Petitions

Attached to this bulletin are Forms SPI 1302C and SPI 1302D.

School Apportionment and Financial Services
B010-18 02/02/18
+ Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program: Applications Available

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is announcing that applications are open for the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program.

Learning and Teaching
B009-18 02/09/18
+ 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.

  • B009-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach A - Federal Programs Required to Provide Equitable Services
  • Attach B - 2018–19 Private School Responsibilities for Participation in Federal Programs
  • Attach C - School District Requirements for Private School Participation
  • Attach D - 2018–19 Education Data System (EDS) Log-in Instructions
  • Attach E - School District Affirmation of Consultation with Private Schools 2018–19

Special Programs & Federal Accountability
B008-18 02/08/18
+ 2017–18 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).

Educator Growth and Development
B007-18 02/14/18
+ Computer Science Education 2018–19 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).

  • B007-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Computer Science Request for Proposal Application Guidelines

Learning and Teaching
B006-18 01/26/18
+ 2017-18 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. In addition, beginning with the 2011–12 school year, districts that choose to implement Educational Technology assessments must report this information in addition to the annual reporting for the other subject areas. Reporting was previously collected through iGrants Form Package 408.

Learning and Teaching/Assessment and Student Information/Information Technology Services
B005-18 02/19/18
+ 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)

Special Programs and Federal Accountability
B004-18 01/18/18
+ 2019 Washington State Teacher of the Year Statewide Call for Nominations

Every year Teacher of the Year celebrates the hard work and dedication of public school teachers and selects one outstanding educator to serve as the Washington State Teacher of the Year.

Educator Growth and Development
B003-18 01/15/18
+ Public Comment for Computer Science Education 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 updates to the Washington K–12 Computer Science Learning Standards adopted in December 2016.

Learning and Teaching
B002-18 01/11/18
+ Potential Students who are Medicaid Eligible Worksheet

The purpose of this bulletin is to request completion of Form SPI 1679, Potential Students who are Medicaid Eligible Worksheet, by those districts providing special education services to students who are Medicaid eligible.

  • B002-18 - Bulletin
  • Attach A - Potential Students who are Medicaid Eligible Worksheet Instructions
  • Attach B - Potential Students who are Medicaid Eligible Worksheet (Form SPI 1679)

Special Education
B001-18 01/02/18
+ Paraeducator Employment Requirements

The 2017 Legislature passed into law ESHB 1115 identifying requirements for paraeducator employment in Washington State.

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