FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Board of Education to Discuss Requirements for High School Diploma, Transition to Career and College-Ready Standards
VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Washington State Board of Education will meet at Educational Service District 112 in Vancouver on November 13th and 14th to discuss the K-12 system’s transition to career and college-ready standards, and impacts on high school graduation requirements. Students in the Class of 2019 (current 8th graders) are the first class impacted by many of these changes.
What: State Board of Education Board Meeting
When: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 13
Where: Educational Service District 112
“As we transition to the new system of standards and assessments, it will be important that we keep the concerns of students and families at the center,” said Ms. Isabel Muñoz-Colón, Chair of the Board. “It is also critical that the Legislature’s goal of providing a world class education for all students be supported by an ample level of school funding.”
The Board will also be reviewing a study on indicators of educational system health, the progress of schools and districts under state ‘required action’ improvement plans, the performance of students exiting the Transition Bilingual Instructional Program, and the Board’s 2015 Legislative Priorities.
The Board meetings will begin at 8 AM on both days. Public comment period is scheduled at noon on Thursday, and 11:45 on Friday. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.
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.