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News - 2013 November Board Meeting
News release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2013

State Board of Education to Consider Anti-Bullying Resolution

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Washington State Board of Education (SBE) will vote on an anti-bullying resolution at the Nov. 14-15 board meeting in Vancouver, at the ESD 112 office.

What:      State Board of Education Board Meeting

When:      8 am to 5:25 pm, Thursday, November 14
                 8 am to 3 pm, Friday, November 15

Where:     Educational Service District 112
                 Clark & Pacific rooms
                 2500 N 65th Avenue
                 Vancouver, WA 98661

SBE’s student board members, Mara Childs and Eli Ulmer, wrote a blog post (Stop Bullying Now: A Safe Learning Environment for All Students) and will give a presentation to the board about bullying. The board will consider adopting the student members’ anti-bullying resolution in support of the inclusion of students in anti-bullying policymaking.

“SBE takes bullying seriously,” said Childs. “We believe all students deserve to feel safe in the classroom, online, and at school sanctioned activities.”

The board will also consider:

  • Adopting proposed WAC 180-19-210, concerning charter authorizer annual reports;
  • Approving a preliminary report on Goals for Statewide Indicators of Education System Health; and
  • Approving draft rules for public hearing on (1) establishment of an accountability framework and (2) charter authorizer oversight.

The meeting agenda and materials are now available at: www.sbe.wa.gov/materials.php.

Time for public comment will be provided. The public and news media are invited to attend.

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Contact: Sarah Lane, SBE Communications Manager, (360) 725-6501


About the State Board of Education: The State Board of Education provides advocacy and strategic oversight of public education. The board is comprised of 16 members: five are elected by school board directors, seven are appointed by the Governor, two serve as student representatives, and one serves as a private school representative. The Superintendent of Public Instruction is also a member.

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