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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.

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Current Rulemaking Activity/Rulemaking Docket:

SBE is staff is currently working on this page. You can find the status of SBE rulemaking on the SBE Rulemaking Docket page. The Current Rulemaking Docket was last updated March 2021. You may examine SBE rulemaking publications in the Washington State Register (WSR) on the Legislature's website.

Recent filings: 

  • A CR-101 (preproposal statement of inquiry) for WAC 180-51 that has been published as WSR 21-03-093 regarding high school graduation requirements.
  • A CR-103P (permanent rulemaking order) for WAC 180-111 that will be  published as WSR 21-16-045 regarding the emergency waiver program in response to COVID-19. 
  • A CR-101 (preproposal statement of inquiry) for WAC 180-90 that has been published as WSR 20-12-020 regarding private schools. 
  • A CR-103 (permanent rulemaking order) for WAC 180-16 that will be published as WSR 21-16-044  regarding state support of public schools.

If you'd like an Office of the Code Reviser certified copy (PDF) of the documents above, please contact us.

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.