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NUMBER DATE TITLE PROGRAM
M022-14 04/18/14
+ 2015 Assessment Test Schedule and Costs

Washington is transitioning to our new assessment system, which will include new Smarter Balanced tests in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics, new high school exit exams in ELA, year 1 math and year 2 math, and our current science tests for Grades 5 and 8 Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) and the Biology End-of-Course (EOC) exam, plus alternatives for students in special education and options for students who need to fulfill assessment graduation requirements.

Assessment and Student Information
M020-14 04/10/14
+ Career Guidance Washington

Purposes of this Memorandum

  1. Notify school districts of the availability of Career Guidance Washington (CGW), a free Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) developed resource that provides middle and high schools with quality career guidance curriculum and instructional resources.
  2. Reinforce the importance of an integrated career guidance system as critical to student career and college readiness and the implementation of a robust High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) student academic and career planning process.

Secondary Education and Student Support
M019-14 03/28/14
+ Washington Reading Corps Request for Proposals

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Washington Service Corps (WSC) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Washington Reading Corps (WRC) grants on March 17, 2014, in OSPI iGrants.

Teaching and Learning
M018-14 03/31/14
+ Report 1800 Series – Analysis of Food Service Operations for FY 2012–13

The Report 1800 is a compilation of reports and statistics for public school districts. The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services (CNS), is federally mandated to annually compile data on various aspects of food service operations and the accounting of federal funds.

Child Nutrition Services
M017-14 03/28/14
+ Washington State Honors Award Nominations

This memorandum provides instructions and materials to assist high schools in submitting nominations and identifying students who may qualify for a 2013–14 Washington State Honors Award.

Title I/LAP and Consolidated Program Review
M016-14 04/15/14
+ Simplified Summer Food Program Intent to Contract for Health Inspections Packet

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services (CNS), is pleased to announce the Simplified Summer Food Program (SSFP) Intent to Contract for Health Inspections packet.

  • M016-14 - Memoranda
  • Attach A - Local Health Jurisdiction/Registered Sanitarian Intent to Contract
  • Attach B - Simplified Summer Food Program 2013 List of Sponsors

Child Nutrition Services
M015-14 03/13/14
+ 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.

  • M015-14 - Memoranda
  • Attach 1 - School District Transportation Efficiency Ratings

Student Transportation
M014-14 04/15/14
+ Seamless Summer Feeding Program Application Packet

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child Nutrition Services (CNS), is pleased to release the 2014 Seamless Summer Feeding Program (SP) application packet.

  • M014-14 - Memoranda
  • Attach A - Instructions for Completing the Seamless Summer Feeding Program Agreement and Application
  • Attach B - The Seamless Summer Feeding Program Agreement
  • Attach C - User Authorization for Child Nutrition Programs
  • Attach D - Sample Media Release Cover Letter
  • Attach E - Sample Media Release for Open Sites
  • Attach F - Sample Media Release for Closed Enrolled Sites

Child Nutrition Services
M013-14 03/03/14
+ RCW 28A.210.383 (ESB 5104)–K−12 Schools–Epinephrine Autoinjectors

Effective July 28, 2013, RCW 28A.210.383 (ESB 5104) allows schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine autoinjectors to treat anaphylaxis—a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction to substances such as an insect sting, drug, or food.

Secondary Education and Student Support
M012-14 02/24/14
+ Washington State School Library and Information Technology Survey

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) have partnered to build and distribute a survey to collect much-needed information about the availability of school library services.

Information Technology Services/Special Programs and Federal Accountability
M010-14 02/14/14
+ Limitations of the Points-Based High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE) Form

This memorandum is notification that as of August 31, 2014, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) will be limiting district use of the Points-Based High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE) form.

Title II, Part A
M009-14 02/05/14
+ School Construction Assistance Program (SCAP) Refresher and District Level Building Condition Assessment (BCA) Training

The School Facilities and Organization department at OSPI is offering three statewide, all-day training opportunities on two major topics listed below. OSPI intends to offer another round in the fall of 2014.

School Facilities and Organization
M008-14 02/04/14
+ Healthy Youth Survey 2014

The purpose of this memorandum is to inform districts that recruitment for the 2014 Washington State Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) will take place during January 31, through June 30, 2014.

Secondary Education and Student Support
M006-14 01/29/14
+ 2015 Washington State Teacher of the Year Program Statewide Call for Regional Nominations

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

Communications
M005-14 02/13/14
+ Summer Feeding Programs for Children: Intent to Participate

Attached is information regarding the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Summer Feeding Programs for children.

  • M005-14 - Memoranda
  • Attach A - The Simplified Summer Food Program in Washington State
  • Attach B - The Seamless Summer Feeding Program in Washington State
  • Attach C - 2014 Summer Feeding Programs Intent to Participate/Application Request Form and Training Information

Child Nutrition Services
M004-14 02/03/14
+ Information Regarding the 2013–15 Emergency Repair Pool Grant

The 2013 Legislature appropriated $5 million solely to address unexpected and imminent health and safety hazards at K–12 schools, including skill centers, that will impact day-to-day operations of the school facility.

School Facilities and Organization
M003-14 01/17/14
+ Statewide Survey on Teacher Evaluation and Common Core

State Survey on TPEP and Common Core Implementation

K-12 Education
M002-14 01/14/14
+ “Second Evaluator” Recruitment

The Educational Service Districts (ESDs) are charged by law with responsibility to create a list of evaluation specialists who can become part of the probationary process under certain circumstances.

K-12 Education
M001-14 01/03/14
+ Survey About Use of Dropout Programs

At the request of the Governor’s office, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is seeking input from all districts regarding dropout prevention, intervention, and reengagement (DPIR) programs in Washington schools.

Secondary Education and Student Support
PESB
M001-14
03/11/14
+ Certification Renewal Requirement Changes

Beginning September 1, 2014 changes to certification renewal requirements will affect many educators.

Professional Educator Standards Board

 

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