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Office of Professional Practices

Rules Process

The Administrative Resource Services office serves as the centralized source of information for all OSPI rules and as the agency’s liaison with the Office of the Code Reviser. This office also assists OSPI’s staff to comply with the administrative requirements of the rule-making process (RCW 34.05, Part III).  Petition form.

OSPI has the authority to create rules for public and approved private schools in Washington state. This authority can be found in RCW 34.05.

In addition to the rules developed for the K-12 education system by OSPI through Title 392 WAC, the State Board of Education (Title 180 WAC) and the Professional Educator Standards Board (Title 181 WAC) also have the authority to change and adopt rules for their respective Titles relating to the K-12 education system.

Rules Coordinators:

  • Professional Educator Standards Board, (360) 725-6238
  • State Board of Education: Jack Archer, (360) 725-6035
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction: Kristin Murphy, (360) 725-6133

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