April 17th, 2014
Statutes and Rules
Statutes & Rules


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Statutes, Rules and Court Decisions

The rules of the State Board of Education are outlined in WAC 180. Governance of the Board is laid out in RCW 28A.305 and RCW 28A.657.

State Board of Education Duties in Law (pdf).

WAC 180-08-015 states that the State Board of Education (SBE) will review all Board rules no less than every three years. As a part of a periodic review of its rules, SBE may update or clarify any of its rules and may fix inaccuracies that have developed due to changes in other rules and laws.

Below you will find relevant WACs and RCWs, key legislation, and court decisions regarding the work and governance of the SBE.

Washington Administrative Codes

WAC Subject
180-08 Practice, procedure, and access to public records
180-16 State support of public schools
180-17 Accountability
180-18 Waivers for restructuring purposes
180-22 Educational service districts
180-38 Private school pupil immunization requirement
180-44 Teachers' responsibilities
180-51 High school graduation requirements
180-52 Tests for students receiving home-based instruction
180-55 Private school accreditation
180-72 Adult education
180-90 Private schools
180-96 General educational development (GED) test
180-105 Performance improvement goals
392-109 Election of board members

 

Revised Codes of Washington

RCW Subject
28A.150.220(7) Basic Education Compliance
28A.230.090 High School Graduation Requirements
28A.305 Board powers, duties and composition
28A.305.011(5) Member Compensation
28A.305.140 Standard Waivers
28A.305.141 Economy and Efficiency Waivers
28A.655.070
Duties of OSPI and SBE regarding essential academic learning requirements and assessments
28A.657 Accountability System
43.03.250(2) and (3) Member Compensation

 

Key Legislation

Year Bill Subject
2014 SB 6552 Improving student success by modifying instructional hour and graduation requirements
2009 HB 2261 Concerning the state's education system
2010 SB 6696 Regarding education reform
2010 HB 2776 Regarding funding distribution formulas for K-12 education
2013 SB 5329 Transforming persistently failing schools
2013 SB 5491 Establishing statewide indicators of educational health

 

Court Decisions

Date Case
January 2014 McClearly Supreme Court Order
December 2013 Charter School Superior Court Decision
December 2012 McCleary Supreme Court Order
January 2012 McCleary Supreme Court Decision