Resolutions
Resolutions

 

State Board of Education Resolutions

2014 * 2013 * 2012 * 2010 * 2009 * 1993

2014 Resolutions

September 10, 2014 > 2014 Resolution on the McCleary School Funding Decision and school funding proposals entertained during the 2015 Legislative Session
The Washington State Board of Education, in view of its statutory responsibility to provide strategic oversight of the public education system, voted to adopt a resolution suggesting guiding principles to the Legislature in the performance of its duties to ensure that ample provision is made for all students residing within its borders, in a general and uniform system of public schools.

March 6, 2014 > Resolution to Raise Awareness of School Discipline Concerns and Best Practices
The Washington State Board of Education encourages schools and school districts to review their locally collected discipline data and review and adjust their discipline policies and practices based on their local data, recognized best practice, and in light of the 2014 federal guidance.

March 6, 2014 > Resolution on the Federal ESEA Waiver Teacher Evaluation Requirements
The Washington State Board of Education calls upon the Legislature to resolve the issue of the student growth component of teacher and principal evaluations in a way that will allow the State of Washington to continue to receive a U.S. Department waiver of the requirements of No Child Left Behind while preserving the innovative Teacher and Principal Evaluation Program.

January 9, 2014 > Resolution to Approve Washington State Graduation Requirement Framework: Career and College Ready
The State Board of Education is approving an amended career and college-ready graduation requirement framework that will allow all students to pursue personalized post-secondary pathways. These post-secondary pathways will be locally determined, but must include at least the following options for high school and skill center students.

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2013 Resolutions

November 15, 2013 > Anti-Bullying Resolution
The Washington State Board of Education supports the inclusion of students in the adoption or amendment of any anti-bullying policy or procedure as required by RCW 28A.300.285.

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2012 Resolutions

September 27, 2012 > Native American Mascot Resolution
The Washington State Board of Education urges school districts to follow the principles outlined in the 1993 Board Resolution. Local district leaders are encouraged to review and reevaluate mascot policies that may have an adverse affect on Washington students.

July 12, 2012 > Accountability System Resolution
The State Board of Education will begin development and implementation of “Phase II” of the accountability system established under RCW 28A.657, will focus on revising the Achievement Index to incorporate student growth, and will establish a unified system for evaluating school and district performance in Washington state.

February 23, 2012 > State Accountability System, ESEA Flexibility Resolution
The State Board of Education will begin development and implementation of “Phase II” of the accountability system established under RCW 28A.657, will focus on revising the Achievement Index to incorporate student growth, and will establish a unified system for evaluating school and district performance in Washington state.

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2010 Resolutions

November 10, 2010 > Resolution to Approve Washington State Graduation Requirements: Career and College Ready
The State Board of Education is approving a new set of career and college-ready graduation requirements. All students will be enrolled in a common pathway that will keep all postsecondary options open and will align with the Higher Education Coordinating Board’s minimum four-year public college admission requirements unless students substitute courses according to their High School and Beyond Plans.

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2009 Resolutions

January 15, 2009 > Final Accountability Resolution
The State Board of Education will develop an accountability index to identify schools and districts based on student achievement using criteria that are fair, consistent, transparent, and easily understood for the purposes of providing feedback to schools and districts to self-assess their progress as well as to identify schools with exemplary performance and those with poor performance.

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1993 Resolutions

September 24, 1993> Native American Mascot Resolution
The Washington State Board of Education requests school districts review and reevaluate their policies and practices in the areas of building names, mascots, logos, activities, events, portrayals of caricatures, and behaviors to ensure that such references and activities are free from bias and derogatory connotations or effects associated with race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.

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