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The Washington State Board must adopt a seal, and that seal shall be kept in the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (28A.305.130). 

Adopted on behalf of the Board in summer 2022 with 100 percent donated funds, the State Board’s seal is an educational interactive symbol for SBE. The SBE seal has their own Instagram account (instagram.com/therealsbeseal) where they will document their journeys throughout Washington schools, attend Board meetings and report back, and share relatable resources that help educate the public on what the Board is and what the Board does—all while residing officially in its home: the Old Capitol Building in Olympia.Our seal on Instagram

Name our seal

We want to visit classrooms, and buy you lunch! 

We need name suggestions from Washington students for our newly adopted Instagram seal. Students can submit their ideas, or educators can do this for them by emailing sbe@k12.wa.us and/or download the contest's descriptive coloring sheet. 

The student (or class) that wins the final name gets: 

  • A pizza party for their class (courtesy of our Executive Director)
  • A visit to a classroom of their choice from State Board delegates, and the seal of course (whenever timing is not disruptive)
  • A feature of your classroom in the State Board's newsletter, and highlights across all official social media channels 
  • Bragging rights that you named the official SBE seal

On our visit, we'd love to learn more about what your students are experiencing at school. We can also share about our state's education system and how state policy works. The deadline for our seal's naming contest is now October 7. Details can be found here: sbe.wa.gov/seal. Share our posts about this on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and/or LinkedIn

Invite our seal and a delegate from the State Board to your school

We’re always looking for ways to engage with schools. If you invite the State Board seal to your classroom, an SBE delegate will come with to help educate our students on state government and education. Email sbe@k12.wa.us to coordinate with us!