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State Board of Education to Review No Child Left Behind Waiver Considerations

Release Date: 

January 9, 2012

TUMWATER, Wash. – The Washington State Board of Education’s January 11-12 meeting at the Educational Service District 113 in Tumwater will include an overview of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver requirements for states seeking exemption.

Representatives from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction will brief the Board on NCLB waiver considerations, timelines, and requirements on the morning of January 11.

At 12:00 p.m. on January 11, Representative Ross Hunter will discuss his proposal to revise school district funding sources, expanding statewide property tax collections with corresponding reductions in local levies.

At 1:45, the Board will host a discussion on education system governance with Dr. Aims McGuinnes Jr. of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.

The Board meeting will begin Wednesday, January 11, at 8:30 a.m. TVW will not be televising this event.

The meeting agenda and materials are now available at:

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


Contact: Aaron Wyatt, Communications and Legislative Director

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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