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2020 Board Meeting Dates, Locations, and Materials*

2020 Meetings:

Date Place City
January 15-16 ESD 113 Tumwater
March 11-12 TBD Tacoma
May 13-14 Zoom Online
June 17 - Work Session Zoom Online
July 8-9 Zoom Online
September 15-17 Zoom Online
November 4-5 Zoom Online
December 3 Zoom Online

March 26, Special Board Meeting

The State Board of Education worked with partners to review different scenarios and considerations to ensure Emergency Waiver Program rules effectively support students, schools, and communities. The Board held a Special Meeting at 1:30 – 3:30 on Thursday, March 26, to review the documents and get a link to the discussion recording, visit the SBE blog.

April 8, Special Board Meeting

The Board approved emergency rules to adopt the Emergency Waiver Program to allow districts flexibility during the COVID-19 school building closures. Find documents on the SBE blog

Links related to special Board Meeting agenda topics: 

Find supporting PDFs in the Board Packet section below.

April 21, Special Board Meeting

The State Board of Education held a special meeting Tuesday, April 21 to review and approve the first round of applications in the Emergency Waiver Program. Find the TVW recording of the session online.

May 13-14, Virtual Meeting

  • TVW broadcast (Day 1) - Welcome/call to order, Consent Agenda, Executive Director Update, Member/Committee Updates, COVID-19 Updates, High School Diploma and Pathway Requirements, public comment, Student Voice.
  • TVW broadcast (Day 2) - Welcome/call to order, Board Evaluation Discussion, Private School Approvals, Waivers of Credit-based Graduation Requirements and Implementation of SB 6521, Legislative Wrap-up and Interim Planning, public comment, Business Items.

September 15-17, Virtual Meeting

Visit SBE's Simbli site to access the latest meeting materials, as well as board minutes and the September business meeting agenda. Simply click on the agenda item within the "Meetings" section and you should see supporting materials. If you need assistance, please reach out to us. Find the recap for this meeting on SBE's blog

September 16-17, Business Meeting

Link to business item Board meeting in Simbli: September 16-17 (afternoons).

High-level Board meeting business item schedule:

  • September 16 (1-4:00 p.m.)
  • September 17 (12:30-4:00 p.m.)
    • Executive Committee elections, private schools, rules discussion
    • Video recording

Download the agenda here: September Board Meeting agenda.


September 15-17, Board Retreat and Planning Meeting

Link to Board retreat and planning meeting in Simbli: September 15 (all day), 16-17 (mornings).

Download the agenda here: September Board Retreat and Planning Meeting.

The retreat ended with the Leaders in Native Education Panel (September 17 from 9-11:00 a.m.): view panel bios.

November 4-5, Virtual Meeting

Zoom information: (Meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m.)

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December 3, Virtual Meeting

More details to come!

*Please note: community forums are always the day before the Board meeting begins.

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