The School Facilities and Organization Program of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is responsible for the oversight of school district organization. OSPI’s role includes:
- aiding regional committees in the performance of their duties;
- providing guidance on how to access the system, the steps involved, and who to contact locally regarding requirements; and
- carrying out the powers and duties of OSPI related to the organization and reorganization of school districts.
OSPI does not have authority over school operation; this is the direct responsibility of the school district. Educational Service Districts (ESDs) and other service providers assist schools with meeting regulatory requirements and using best management practices. OSPI provides support and information.
For more information: Guide to Changing School District Boundaries (PDF)