News - 2014 September Board Meeting
News release


November 7, 2014

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
                 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Friday, November 14

Where:     Educational Service District 112
                 Clark and Pacific Rooms
                 2500 N. 65th Avenue
                 Vancouver, WA 98661

“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.


Contact: Ben Rarick, SBE Executive Director, (360) 725-6027 or Jack Archer, (360) 725-6035

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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