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NUMBER DATE TITLE PROGRAM
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
+ 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.

Educator Growth and Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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