Basic Education Compliance
The State Board of Education (SBE) collects compliance information annually online (through Igrants, form package 600) from each school district in Washington.
Reporting on this form gives assurance to the Board that school districts are in compliance with the minimum requirements of the Basic Education Act, as well as related requirements determined by the SBE.
The following statutory requirements must be reported to the SBE:
- Kindergarten Minimum 180-day School Year (RCW 28A.150.220 / RCW 28A.150.203) – The Kindergarten program consists of no less than 180 half days of instruction or equivalent (450 hours) per school year.
- Kindergarten Total Instructional Hour Offering (RCW 28A.150.220 / RCW 28A.150.205 / WAC 180-16-200) - The district makes available to students enrolled in Kindergarten at least a total instructional offering of 450 hours.
- Grades 1-12 Minimum 180-Day School Year (RCW 28A.150.220 / RCW 28A.150.203) - The school year is accessible to all legally eligible students and consists of at least 180 school days for students grades 1-12, inclusive of any 180-day waivers granted by the State Board of Education.
- Grades 1-12 Total Instructional Hour Offering (RCW 28A.150.220 / RCW 28A.150.205 / WAC 180-16-200) - The district makes available to students enrolled in grades 1-12 at least a district-wide average 1,000 instructional hours in grades 1-8 and a district-wide average 1,080 instructional hours in grades 9-12, which may be calculated as a district-wide average of 1,027 instructional hours in grades 1-12.
State High School Graduation Minimum Requirements (RCW 28A.150.220 / RCW 28A.230.090 / WAC 180-51-066) All subject areas are aligned with the state’s high school learning standards and essential academic learning requirements, at a minimum meet grades 9-10 grade level expectations. District high schools meet or exceed all state minimum graduation requirements.
For questions or if your school district is out of compliance with any of the requirements, please contact:
Jack Archer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director of Basic Education Oversight
Phone: (360) 725-6035