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July 14-15 Meeting Recap

SBE held its Board meeting July 14-15, and discussed emergency waiver program and instructional hours rules, graduation pathway options research, legislative priorities, basic education, a student panel with the Root of our Youth, and more. You can find documents from the meeting on SBE’s Simbli page, and links to recordings (streamed by TVW) on SBE’s meetings page.

June Work Session Recap

On June 17, 2020, the State Board of Education held a work session to discuss the long-term impacts of COVID-19 school building closures, related disruptions to learning, and the challenges with reopening schools during the ongoing public health crisis. Board members discussed policy options to support schools in reopening and to facilitate serving students in a more equitable and effective way. The discussion helped identify the top priority policy options for staff to develop into proposals for Board consideration at the July meeting. 

Session Recap: January

Find the latest blog post re: 2020 Legislative Session on the SBE blog.


Current rulemaking activity  |  General rulemaking FAQ  |  Feedback

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. View the State Board's filings on the Register.

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Current Rulemaking Activity/Rulemaking Docket:

You may examine SBE rulemaking publications in the Washington State Register (WSR) on the Legislature's website.

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Recent filings:

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Rulemaking activity
Title of Chapter of WAC Chapter Last Update Revise in 2022? Tentative Schedule for Review
Practice, Procedure, and Access to Public Records 180-08 11/2010 No  
State Support of Public Schools 180-16 07/2021 Yes Opened rulemaking in January to allow for potential changes if needed
Accountability 180-17 04/2019 Maybe Possible rulemaking in fall 2022
Waivers for Restructuring Purposes 180-18 01/2020 Yes Opened rulemaking in January to allow for potential changes if needed
Charter Schools 180-19 02/2021 Maybe Depends on legislation
Private School Pupil Immunization Requirement 180-38 11/2010 No  
High School Graduation Requirements 180-51 12/2020 Maybe Possible rulemaking in fall 2022
Tests for Students Receiving Home-based Instruction 180-52 11/2010 No  
Private School Accreditation 180-55 11/2006 No  
Adult Education 180-72 11/2010 No  
Private Schools 180-90 12/2020 Yes Final adoption considered March 2022
GED 180-96 11/2010 No  
Performance Improvement Goals 180-105 10/2018 No  
Emergency Waiver of Certain Requirements 180-111 07/2021 Yes Consider Proposed Rules March 2022; Final May 2022

Statutes and Rules

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.