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NUMBER DATE TITLE PROGRAM
B026-17 04/27/17
+ 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
B025-17 04/27/17
+ 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.

  • B025-17 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Traffic Safety Education Application for Program Approval, FORM SPI/TSE M-365

Student Transportation
B023-17 04/27/17
+ 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.

Learning and Teaching
B022-17 04/25/17
+ 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).

Learning and Teaching
B021-17 03/22/17
+ 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.

  • B021-17 - Bulletin
  • Attach - Identification of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Student Support
B020-17 04/19/17
+ 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.

  • B020-17 - 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
B019-17 04/12/17
+ 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.

  • B019-17 - 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
B018-17 04/05/17
+ 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.

  • B018-17 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - School District Transportation Efficiency Ratings

Student Transportation
B017-17 04/06/17
+ 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.

  • B017-17 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - H/H Services Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • Attach 2 - Form E-525 - Report of Final Home and Hospital (H/H) Services

Secondary Education and Student Support
B016-17 03/23/17
+ Career and 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.

  • B016-17 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Career and Technical Education (CTE) Administrative Internship Application

Career and College Readiness
B015-17 03/23/17
+ Career and Technical Education Statewide Program Re-Approval Process

The Career and 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.

Career and College Readiness
B014-17 03/01/17
+ 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.

  • B014-17 - Bulletin
  • Attach A - School District Requirements Regarding Private School Participation in Federal Programs
  • Attach B - 2017–18 Private School Electronic Reporting Instructions
  • Attach C - 2017–18 School District Electronic Reporting Instructions
  • Attach D - LEA Affirmation of Consultation with Private Schools

Special Programs and Federal Accountability
B013-17 02/27/17
+ State Reimbursement for 2016–17 Truancy Petitions

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

School Apportionment and Financial Services
B012-17 03/02/17
+ 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.

Student Transportation
B011-17 02/24/17
+ 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).

Special Programs and Federal Accountability
B010-17 02/08/17
+ 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.

  • B010-17 - Bulletin
  • Attach A - Additional Information for the Designated Zoom Account Administrator in Your District

Information Technology Services
B009-17 01/27/17
+ 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.

  • B009-17 - Bulletin
  • Attach A - Potential Medicaid Eligible Student Worksheet Instructions
  • Attach B - Potential Medicaid Eligible Student Worksheet (Form SPI 1679)

Special Education
B008-17 02/21/17
+ 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).

Secondary Education and Student Support
B007-17 03/17/17
+ 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).

Special Programs and Federal Accountability
B006-17 01/17/17
+ 2018 Washington State Teacher of the Year Statewide Call for Nominations

Washington's Teacher of the Year program is accepting nominations.

Communications
B005-17 01/24/17
+ 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.

Learning and Teaching
B004-17 01/19/17
+ 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.

Learning and Teaching
B003-17 01/20/17
+ 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).

Educator Effectiveness / School Apportionment and Financial Services
B001-17 01/03/17
+ 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.

Learning and Teaching / Assessment and Student Information / Information Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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