The State Board of Education has the authority to creates rules for public and approved private schools in Washington state. Rules developed by SBE can be found in Title 180 WAC.
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Current Rulemaking Activity
Rule-making to update the Required Action District Process
October 3, 2018: The State Board of Education submitted a CR-101 to repeal obsolete rules, amend or repeal rules inconsistent with board policy, update rules to be compatible with new circumstances and policy issues, and make necessary technical corrections in Chapter 180-17 WAC. The State Board of Education has determined that current rule in Chapter 180-17 prevents the SBE and OSPI from making changes to improve the required action process. The SBE and OSPI are engaged in a collaborative effort to improve the required action process and these rule changes will reflect the outcomes of that collaboration.
Documents: WSR 18-19-083 (Preproposal Statement of Inquiry)
Rule-making to implement provisions of House Bill 2824 (CR-102)
August 1, 2018: The State Board of Education submitted a CR-102 to implement provisions of Substitute HB 2824 (Chapter 177, Laws of 2018) and to make changes to rule as needed, the State Board of Education is amending WAC 180-16-195 (Basic education compliance annual reporting and review process), WAC 180-16-225 (Waiver-substantial lack of classroom space-grounds and procedure), WAC Chapter 180-18 (Waivers for restructuring purposes) and WAC Chapter 180-90 (Private schools).
Key Dates: The CR-102 will be published in the Washington State Register on August 15, 2018 and a public hearing will occur on September 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Brouillet Room in the Old Capitol Building at 600 Washington Street SW, Olympia, WA 98504. Final rule adoption will be considered at the November 7 and 8 board meeting.
Rule-making to implement provisions of ESHB 2224, SHB 2686, and SSHB 1896 (CR-101)
June 5, 2018: The State Board of Education submitted a CR-101 to implement provisions ESHB 2224 (Chapter 31, Laws of 2017), SHB 2686 (Chapter 229, Laws of 2018) and SSHB 1896 (Chapter 127, Laws of 2018), the State Board of Education is amending WAC 180-51-067, WAC 180-51-068, WAC 180-51-075 and creating a new section of rule in WAC Chapter 180-51. The State Board of Education will also make amendments to fix references to graduation requirement rule in WAC 180-51-003, WAC 180-51-035, and WAC 180-18-055. ESHB 2224 (Chapter 31, Laws of 2017), SHB 2686 (Chapter 229, Laws of 2018) and SSHB 1896 (Chapter 127, Laws of 2018) make changes to graduation requirements for Civics and High School and Beyond planning. To implement those provisions, the State Board of Education will amend rules related to graduation requirements.
Documents: WSR 18-12-106 (Preproposal Statement of Inquiry)
Rule-making to align performance improvement goals to Washington Every Student Succeeds Act State Accountability Plan (CR-102)
May 23, 2018: The State Board of Education submitted a CR-102 on May 23 to make various amendments to Chapter 180-105 WAC (Performance Improvement Goals) to align performance improvement goals to long-term goals described in the Washington Every Student Succeeds Act State Accountability Plan. The proposed amendments also make certain technical corrections to this chapter.
Key Dates: The Board will hold a public hearing at 11:45 a.m. on July 11, 2018 at ESD 101, Conference Center, 4202 S Regal St, Spokane, WA.
Documents: WSR 18-11-108 (Proposed Rules)
Expedited rule-making to implement provisions of House Bill 2824 that are effective 90 days after session (CR-105)
May 2, 2018: Rule change was adopted after submittal of a CR-105 for expedited rule-making to implement provisions of Substitute House Bill 2824 (Chapter 177, Laws of 2018) that are effective 90 days after the end of the 2018 legislative session. The rule-making resulted in repeal of WAC Chapter 180-22 to eliminate the Board’s role in establishing Educational Service District Boundaries and an amendment to WAC 180-18-100 that transfers the administration to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction of district waivers from the requirement for student access to Career and Technical Education course equivalencies.
Key Dates: The rule change was adopted on July 3, 2018 under the expedited rule-making process.
Documents: WSR 18-10-100 (Expedited Rules)
*Documents will be posted when they are published on the Code Reviser website.
Your input is valuable to the board as they consider these rules. Please contact us with your comments and questions:
Mail: 600 Washington Street SE, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504
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