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NUMBER DATE TITLE PROGRAM
B027-19 05/09/19
+ Traffic Safety Education Program Approval Application; Form SPI/TSE M-365 (Rev. 5/19); DOL form DTS-661-026 OSPI School District/Instructor Registration; 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.

  • B027-19 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Traffic Safety Education Application for Program Approval, FORM SPI/TSE M-365

Student Transportation
B026-19 05/09/19
+ 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
B025-19 05/07/19
+ Expedited Waivers for Assessment Graduation Requirements Extended for Class of 2019

House Bill (HB) 1599 transforms the assessment expectations for graduation and how students can approach fulfilling requirements for earning a diploma.

Assessment and Student Information
B024-19 05/02/19
+ Directory Changes to Schools for the 2019-20 School Year

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is responsible for establishing a numbering and classification scheme used to identify each school in our state.

Center for the Improvement of Student Learning
B023-19 04/30/19
+ 2019–20 College in the High School (CHS) State Funded Subsidies

This bulletin provides information about the 2019–20 College in the High School (CHS) state funded subsidies for the 2019–20 school year.

School Apportionment and Financial Services/Office of System and School Improvement
B022-19 04/15/19
+ 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.

  • B022-19 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Identification of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Student Engagement and Support
B021-19 04/01/19
+ Summer Special Milk Program Application 2019

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services (CNS), is pleased to release the 2019 Summer Special Milk Program application.

  • B021-19 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Special Milk Program Application and Program Information

Child Nutrition Services
B020-19 04/01/19
+ Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Application Packet School Year 2019-20

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services (CNS), is pleased to release the 2019 Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP) application materials.

  • B020-19 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Application Information

Child Nutrition Services
B019-19 04/11/19
+ 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
B018-19 04/01/19
+ 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 2019 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) returning sponsor application packet.

  • B018-19 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Summer Food Service Program Application Information

Child Nutrition Services
B017-19 04/01/19
+ 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 2019 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) application for new sponsors.

  • B017-19 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - Summer Food Service Program Application Information for New Sponsors

Child Nutrition Services
B016-19 04/01/19
+ Application 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 that the application for the 2019–20 Washington State Fellows’ Network opens on April 4.

Learning and Teaching
B015-19 03/19/19
+ 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.

  • B015-19 - Bulletin
  • Attach 1 - School District Transportation Efficiency Ratings

Student Transportation
B014-19 03/15/19
+ Revisions to the School District Accounting Manual for the 2019–20 School Year

The Accounting Manual for Public School Districts in the State of Washington (Accounting Manual) has been revised for the 2019–20 school year.

  • B014-19 - Bulletin
  • Attach A - General Revisions to the School District Accounting Manual
  • Attach B - The Introduction Section of Chapter 6
  • Attach C - Program 88 – Child Care
  • Attach D - Object of Expenditure Codes
  • Attach E - Chapter 13 – Fiduciary Activity

School Apportionment and Financial Services
B013-19 03/15/19
+ 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 2018–19 Washington State Honors Award from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

Special Programs and Federal Accountability
B012-19 03/05/19
+ 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.

  • B012-19 - Bulletin
  • Attach A - Federal Programs Required to Provide Equitable Services
  • Attach B - 2018–19 Education Data System (EDS) Log-in Instructions

Special Programs and Federal Accountability
B011-19 02/28/19
+ Establishing and Administering District Leave Sharing Programs

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform you that the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) intends to initiate rulemaking regarding the establishment and administration of school district and educational service district (ESD) leave sharing programs under RCW 41.04.650 through 41.04.665.

School Apportionment and Financial Services
B010-19 02/26/19
+ State Reimbursement for 2018–19 Truancy Petitions

Attached to this bulletin are Forms SPI 1302C and SPI 1302D. School districts, charter schools, and tribal compact schools are to use these forms to file preliminary and final claims for funding to help offset costs incurred for petitions filed with juvenile court(s) because of student truancy.

School Apportionment and Financial Services
B009-19 02/22/19
+ 2018–19 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
B008-19 02/26/19
+ Student Transportation Operation Allocation 2018–19

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform school districts of the calculation and distribution of their student transportation operations allocation for the 2018–19 school year.

Student Transportation
B007-19 02/10/19
+ 2018–19 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.

Learning and Teaching/Assessment and Student Information/Information Technology Services
B006-19 02/04/19
+ 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.

School Apportionment and Financial Services/Special Education
B005-19 02/28/19
+ ESD Accounting Manual Revisions for the 2018–19 School Year

The Educational Service District Accounting Manual has been revised for the 2018–19 school year.

School Apportionment and Financial Services
B004-19 01/24/19
+ 2020 Teacher of the Year Nominations

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

Educator Growth and Development
B003-19 01/17/19
+ Annual Point in Time (PIT) Count of Homeless Individuals in Washington

This bulletin is regarding the annual Point in Time (PIT) count of homeless individuals in Washington.

Student Engagement and Support
B002-19 01/17/19
+ 2019 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.

Student Support
B001-19 01/17/19
+ School District Homeless Liaison Training

This bulletin is to assist local education agencies (LEAs) in understanding the professional development activities required under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.

Student Engagement and Support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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