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Administrators, continuing education, to include equity-based practices/national standards/indigenous communities: HB 1426
Administrators, continuing education, to include equity-based practices/national standards/tribes: * ESHB 1426, CH 77 (2021)
Administrators, preparation programs, Indian history/culture/government in: SB 5161
Apprenticeship programs, regional, through educational service districts, establishing: HB 1536
Athletics, individual competition intended for female students, prohibiting students assigned male sex at birth from participation: HB 1556
Attendance, community truancy boards, renaming as community engagement boards: HB 1113, * ESHB 1113, CH 119 (2021), SB 5153
Attendance, eliminating or reducing absences, best practice guidance for: * ESHB 1113, CH 119 (2021)
Attendance, reducing absences with multitiered and culturally/linguistically responsive supports system: HB 1113, SB 5153
Attendance, unexcused absences and truancy petitions: HB 1113, * ESHB 1113, CH 119 (2021), SB 5153
Bonds and payment levies, school district, at least 55% of voters to authorize: SB 5386, SJR 8204
Bonds and payment levies, school district, simple majority to authorize: HB 1226, HJR 4200
Bonds, for capital projects, bond authorization training for district boards of directors: HB 1306, SHB 1306
Buildings, public school, statewide first responder building mapping information system data, transfer to OSPI: HB 1484, * SHB 1484, CH 223 (2021)
Buses, drivers employed by private entity contractor, entity to provide health/pension benefits for: SB 5326, SSB 5326
Calendar, year-round school, implementing, balanced school calendar grant program for: 2SSB 5147
Calendar, year-round school, implementing, program for: SB 5147, SSB 5147
Camas High School Papermakers gymnastics team, congratulating: * HR 4614 (2021)
Career and technical education, career-connected program in agriculture, food, and natural resource sciences: HB 1544
Career and technical education, skill center programs class size, reducing: HB 1415
Charter schools, college in the high school programs, provisions governing: HB 1302, * SHB 1302, CH 71 (2021)
Charter schools, enrollment stabilization allocations for, when: HB 1476
Charter schools, establishing, extending time frame for: HB 1195, SB 5443
Charter schools, establishing, time frame for: HB 1079
Charter schools, K-12 safety and security services and staff, requirements and training: HB 1214, * ESHB 1214, CH 38 (2021)
Charter schools, learning devices/computers/peripheral devices in, plan and programs for: HB 1365, HB 1450
Charter schools, resumption of in-person instruction, as required learning option, when: SB 5464
Charter schools, student transportation services during remote instruction: * E2SSB 5128, CH 234 (2021)
Chinese American history month, each January as, designation of, and school activities commemorating: SB 5264, SCR 8403
College in the high school programs, including charter and tribal schools, provisions governing: HB 1302, * SHB 1302, CH 71 (2021)
College in the high school programs, statutory provisions governing, reorganizing and clarifying: HB 1302, * SHB 1302, CH 71 (2021)
Communism, history and negative effects of, studying, as graduation requirement: SB 5374
Computer science, certificated teacher endorsements in elementary and secondary, developing standards for: SB 5389
Computer science, substituting for 3rd-year math or science course, for purposes of graduation requirements: * SB 5299, CH 307 (2021)
Constitution, U.S., study of, meeting graduation requirement via heritage guide to constitution: SB 5374
Construction, personal service contracts, public works contractor criteria: SB 5017
Construction, qualifying, labor/materials used for, sales/use tax exemptions: HB 1235
Contracts, public works/procurement, exempt from certain bidding requirements, awarding to small businesses, when: SB 5458
Counselors, comprehensive school counseling program, developing and implementing: SB 5030, * SSB 5030, CH 174 (2021)
COVID-19 pandemic, creating COVID-19 K-12 response account for school efforts to respond to: HB 1334
COVID-19, academic deficits caused by, addressing via learning assistance program appropriations: HB 1208
COVID-19, academic/nonacademic needs due to, addressing via learning assistance program appropriations: * SHB 1208, CH 111 (2021)
COVID-19, additional instructional days, districts providing, funding for: 2SSB 5147
COVID-19, damage/loss/injury/death claims related to infection, school immunity from liability for, when: HB 1338
COVID-19, elementary/secondary school emergency relief fund, using freed-up federal coronavirus funds for: HB 1368, * ESHB 1368, CH 3 (2021), SB 5344
COVID-19, enrichment levies, formulas for, using 2019-2020 enrollments, when: * ESHB 1476, CH 221 (2021)
COVID-19, enrichment levies/local effort assistance/learning assistance program, using 2019-2020 enrollments for: HB 1476
COVID-19, enrollment stabilization allocations for local education agencies due to, when: HB 1476
COVID-19, governor emergency education relief fund, using freed-up federal coronavirus funds for: HB 1368, * ESHB 1368, CH 3 (2021), SB 5344
COVID-19, learning loss, balanced school calendar/additional opportunities/summer reengagement grant programs: 2SSB 5147
COVID-19, learning loss/missed extracurricular activities, bridge year pilot program establishment to address: SB 5265, SSB 5265, 2SSB 5265
COVID-19, school opening metrics for education modality, positivity standard as basis: SB 5037
COVID-19, school opening requirements under "open safe, open now" Phase 3 regulations: HB 1553, SB 5473
COVID-19, school resumption of in-person instruction, as required learning option, when: SB 5464
COVID-19, schools resuming in-person instruction, prioritizing delivery to certain students: HB 1366, SHB 1366
COVID-19, schools with reopening plans, immunity from liability for certain COVID infection-related claims: HB 1338
COVID-19, students impacted by, limited mental health staff certificate for counseling of: HB 1444
Cultural access programs, sales/use tax for, imposition by a city, when: HB 1058
Diplomas, withholding for student damage to property, requirements when: * ESHB 1176, CH 120 (2021)
Discipline, actions due to student damage to property, revising provisions: HB 1176, * ESHB 1176, CH 120 (2021)
Districts, boards of directors, bond authorization training for: HB 1306, SHB 1306
Districts, boards of directors, qualifications for director candidates: SB 5340, SSB 5340
Districts, Edmonds, families with children in, Washington Kids in Transition support for, recognizing: * SR 8613 (2021)
Districts, Federal Way, compensation regionalization factor: HB 1077
Districts, funds, depreciation subfund for facility/equipment needs, establishing: SB 5202
Districts, Northshore, Dr. Michelle Reid, 2021 state and national superintendent of the year, honoring: * SR 8619 (2021)
Districts, ranked choice voting for directors: HB 1156, SHB 1156
Districts, serving low-income communities, participation in federal tax credit programs to finance facilities: SB 5181, SSB 5181
Districts, superintendents, salaries of, limiting basic education allocations use for: SB 5442
Districts, tribal leaders congress on education collaboration with: SB 5252
Education ombuds, office of, services available through, notifications by public schools of: SB 5376, SSB 5376
Education policy, elementary/secondary, proposed legislation on, equity impact statements for, when: SHB 1264
Educational service districts, bond authorization training for boards of directors, role of ESDs: HB 1306, SHB 1306
Educational service districts, contracts with agencies/schools/colleges/entities, board authority for: HB 1066
Educational service districts, digital navigator program for learning devices training/technical support: HB 1365, HB 1450
Educational service districts, learning devices, technology consultation/procurement/training for school districts: SHB 1365, * E2SHB 1365, CH 301 (2021)
Educational service districts, procurement program for learning devices/computers/peripheral devices: HB 1365, HB 1450
Educational service districts, regional apprenticeship programs through, establishing: HB 1536
Educators, future educators month, celebrating: * SR 8605 (2021)
Employees, certificated instructional staff, adding experience factors to regionalization factors for compensation: HB 1419
Employees, compensation, basic education allocations for, rebasing of: HB 1266
Employees, compensation, K-12 basic education compensation advisory committee, establishing: HB 1266
Employees, compensation, regionalization factors for certain districts: HB 1077
Employees, compensation, regionalization factors for districts, rebasing by adding experience factors, when: HB 1419
Employees, compensation, regionalization factors for districts, rebasing of: HB 1266
Employees, housing for, school district role and tax exemption: SB 5043
Employees, retired/disabled under TRS, PEBB medical/dental plans for: HB 1040
Employees, secondary traumatic stress in K-12 workforce, model policy/procedure to prevent/address: HB 1363, * SHB 1363, CH 129 (2021)
Extended learning opportunity program, expanding to include 9th and 10th grades: HB 1208, * SHB 1208, CH 111 (2021)
Facilities/equipment, depreciation subfund for, establishing: SB 5202
Firearms, school personnel possession with valid concealed pistol license: HB 1481
Foster care, students in, building point of contact in all K-12 public schools for: * SB 5184, CH 95 (2021)
Freedom in education program, private school/homeschooling educational goods/services reimbursement of parents: HB 1555
Funding, local effort assistance, calculating allocations for, using 2019-2020 enrollments, when: HB 1476
Funding, state, allocations distribution formula for: HB 1415
Funding, state, applying appropriations to religious instruction etc., constitutional amendment to remove prohibition: HJR 4206
Funding, state, expanding beyond "common schools" to "K-12 education" via constitutional amendment: HJR 4206
Grades/transcripts, withholding for student damage to property, prohibiting: HB 1176, * ESHB 1176, CH 120 (2021)
Graduation requirements, career and college ready, provisions: HB 1162, SHB 1162, HB 1396
Graduation requirements, changes to and emergency waivers of: HB 1162, SHB 1162
Graduation requirements, communism, history and negative effects of, studying: SB 5374
Graduation requirements, credit/subject area, emergency waivers for individual students: * EHB 1121, CH 7 (2021)
Graduation requirements, graduation pathway options, performance exhibition as additional option: SHB 1162
Graduation requirements, graduation pathway options, portfolio submission as additional option: HB 1162
Graduation requirements, minimum, reducing credit requirement: HB 1162, SHB 1162
Graduation requirements, substituting computer science for 3rd-year math or science course: * SB 5299, CH 307 (2021)
Graduation requirements, U.S. constitution, study of, meeting via heritage guide to constitution: SB 5374
Graduation requirements, U.S. history and government minimum credits, increasing: HB 1396
Health centers, school-based health center program office, establishing: HB 1225, * SHB 1225, CH 68 (2021)
Health education, public health education advisory committee, convening: HB 1149
Health education, public health knowledge/skills needed by students in grades 9-12: HB 1149
Health, epilepsy/seizure disorders, students with, health plans and parent-designated adults for: HB 1085, * SHB 1085, CH 29 (2021)
Health, medication administration, certain nasal sprays, revising provisions: HB 1085, * SHB 1085, CH 29 (2021)
Health-related measures, restricting education participation due to declining to comply with, prohibiting: HB 1305, HB 1317
Health/behavioral health, school-based health center program office, establishing: HB 1225, * SHB 1225, CH 68 (2021)
Health/behavioral health, suicide prevention/mental health/substance use/eating disorders information for students: HB 1373, * SHB 1373, CH 167 (2021)
Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School, recognizing Henrietta Lacks' contribution to medicine: * SR 8604 (2021)
History/government, United States, minimum credits for graduation of, increasing: HB 1396
Home-based instruction, educational goods/services for, reimbursement of parents via freedom in education program for: HB 1555
Home-based instruction, K-12 education scholarship program, as voucher program, establishing: HB 1215
Immunization, COVID-19 vaccine, prioritizing school teachers and classified/private school staff for receipt of: HB 1420
Immunization, law/rule/order requiring receipt of, exemption when medical/philosophical/religious objection: HB 1065
Immunization, law/rule/order requiring receipt of, prohibitions and exemption: HB 1065
Immunization, measles-mumps-rubella, philosophical or personal objection: HB 1006
Immunization, rule/ordinance/order/policy requiring receipt for COVID of, prohibiting: SB 5144
Indian history/culture/government of nearest tribe, in social studies: SB 5161
Indian names/symbols/images, as school mascots/logos/team names, prohibition, compliance transitional support grants: * SHB 1356, CH 128 (2021)
Indian names/symbols/images, use by public schools as mascots/logos/team names, prohibiting: HB 1356, * SHB 1356, CH 128 (2021), SB 5450
Indian tribal consultation training and schedule, school district collaboration on: SB 5252
Indian tribal schools, enrollment stabilization allocations for, when: HB 1476
Indian tribal schools, lead in drinking water, sampling/testing at outlets for, opting into: HB 1139, SHB 1139, * E2SHB 1139, CH 154 (2021)
Indian tribal schools, resumption of in-person instruction, as required learning option, when: SB 5464
Indian tribal schools, student transportation services during remote instruction: * E2SSB 5128, CH 234 (2021)
Indian tribes and districts, data sharing agreements between, model for: SB 5252
Indian tribes and districts, tribal councils and boards, regional meetings: SB 5252
Indian tribes, "Since Time Immemorial" curriculum, role of John McCoy, former state representative/senator: * SR 8623 (2021)
Institutional education program, for youth in/released from secure facilities, duties of agencies and advisory group: SHB 1295, * E2SHB 1295, CH 164 (2021)
Institutional education program, for youth in/released from secure facilities, duties of agencies and work group: HB 1295
Institutional education program, institutional education accountability work group, establishing: HB 1295
Institutional education program, institutional education structure and accountability advisory group, establishing: SHB 1295, * E2SHB 1295, CH 164 (2021)
Institutional education system, reformed, establishment/implementation/funding recommendations: SHB 1295, * E2SHB 1295, CH 164 (2021)
K-12 schools, public and private, education vouchers for, at request of parents: SB 5205
Language access programs, for culturally responsive systemic family engagement, districts to implement: HB 1153, SHB 1153
Learning assistance program, addressing COVID-caused academic deficits using appropriations for: HB 1208
Learning assistance program, addressing COVID-related academic/nonacademic needs using appropriations for: * SHB 1208, CH 111 (2021)
Learning assistance program, calculating allocations for, using 2019-2020 enrollments, when: HB 1476
Learning devices, digital navigator program for training and technical support: HB 1365, HB 1450
Learning devices, student learning device grant program, establishing, OSPI role: HB 1365, HB 1450
Learning devices, technology consultation/procurement/training for local school districts: SHB 1365, * E2SHB 1365, CH 301 (2021)
Learning devices, technology grant program, establishing, OSPI role: SHB 1365, * E2SHB 1365, CH 301 (2021)
Learning devices, technology initiatives and school/school district progress toward goals: SHB 1365, * E2SHB 1365, CH 301 (2021)
Learning devices/computers/peripheral devices, procurement program for: HB 1365, HB 1450
Learning loss/missed extracurricular activities due to COVID, bridge year pilot program, establishing: SB 5265, SSB 5265, 2SSB 5265
Learning opportunities, career-connected, in agriculture, food, and natural resource sciences: HB 1544
Levies for schools, authorization of, information for public about, district to use standardized template for: SB 5334
Levies for schools, capital projects bond authorization training for district boards of directors: HB 1306, SHB 1306
Levies for schools, enrichment, calculating authority for, using 2019-2020 enrollments, when: HB 1476, * ESHB 1476, CH 221 (2021)
Levies for schools, enrichment, expenditure requirements, when audit shows failure to comply, penalty, removing: HB 1500
Levies for schools, school district bond payment, at least 55% of voters to authorize: SB 5386, SJR 8204
Levies for schools, school district bond payment, simple majority to authorize: HB 1226, HJR 4200
Levies for schools, state and state additional property taxes, eliminating over four years: HB 1371
Levies for schools, state property tax, limitations upon, part I and part II highest lawful levy amounts: HB 1358
Levies for schools, state/local enrichment, single-family homes with children home-/private-schooled, exemption: SB 5257
Levies, state property tax, statements or notices of taxes due, "school tax" or similar phrase in, prohibiting: HB 1581
Mascots/logos/team names, public school use of Native American names/symbols/images as, prohibiting: HB 1356, * SHB 1356, CH 128 (2021), SB 5450
Mastery-based learning, barriers to, work group on, cross-disciplinary student skills profile, developing: SB 5249, * SSB 5249, CH 144 (2021)
Meal programs, reduced-price lunches, eliminating copays: * EHB 1342, CH 74 (2021)
Media literacy and digital citizenship, regional conferences on, convening: * E2SHB 1365, CH 301 (2021)
Media literacy and digital citizenship, supporting through district leadership teams, grant program: * E2SHB 1365, CH 301 (2021), SB 5242
Menstrual hygiene products, in gender-neutral and female-student bathrooms, providing: HB 1273, * ESHB 1273, CH 163 (2021), SB 5070
Menstrual hygiene products, in school health room/other location in school with grades 3 through 5, providing: * ESHB 1273, CH 163 (2021)
Outdoor/nature-based education programs in schools, pilot project for, establishing: HB 1466
Physical education, credits, earning via voluntary community service actions: HB 1452
Principals, future educators month, celebrating: * SR 8605 (2021)
Principals, preparation programs, Indian history/culture/government in: SB 5161
Private schools and tutoring services, student scholarship organizations providing scholarships for: SB 5200
Private schools, drinking water sampling/testing for lead, requirements: HB 1139, SHB 1139
Private schools, educational goods/services for, reimbursement of parents via freedom in education program for: HB 1555
Private schools, instructional hours and days/year, emergency waiver: * EHB 1131, CH 8 (2021)
Private schools, K-12 education scholarship program, as voucher program, establishing: HB 1215
Private schools, K-12 education vouchers for public and, at request of parents: SB 5205
Professional learning days, cultural competency/diversity/equity/inclusion standards and training during: * ESSB 5044, CH 197 (2021)
Professional learning days, for institutional education program staff: SHB 1295, * E2SHB 1295, CH 164 (2021)
Professional learning days, training in equity/diversity/inclusion/antiracism/cultural competency: SB 5044
Public speaking and confidence/leadership, pilot project grant program for: HB 1270
Racism, institutional, training for staff/boards/superintendents in dismantling: SB 5044
Racism, institutional, training for staff/boards/superintendents in order to dismantle: * ESSB 5044, CH 197 (2021)
Residential schools or juvenile detention facilities, enrollment stabilization allocations for, when: HB 1476
Residential schools, institutional education program, duties of agencies and accountability work group: HB 1295
Residential schools, institutional education program, duties of agencies and structure/accountability advisory group: SHB 1295, * E2SHB 1295, CH 164 (2021)
Ridgefield High School, student Trey Knight, track and field athlete and national high school hammer throw record holder, honoring: * HR 4616 (2021)
Safety, bicycle and pedestrian programs, duties of: HB 1039
Safety, pedestrian and bicycle curriculum for, updating: HB 1039
Safety, safe routes to school program, grant funding under, when: HB 1039
Safety/security services, K-12, provided by classified staff or contractors, requirements and training program: HB 1214, * ESHB 1214, CH 38 (2021)
Sexual health education, comprehensive, compliance dates for, delaying: HB 1422
Skill center programs, career and technical education class size for, reducing: HB 1415
Special education, enrollment stabilization allocations for, when: HB 1476
Special education, students with IEPs, in-person instruction resumption priority groups for delivery to include: SHB 1366
Sports, high school, bridge year pilot program for addressing missed opportunities, establishing: SB 5265, SSB 5265, 2SSB 5265
Sports, individual competition intended for female students, prohibiting students assigned male sex at birth from participation: HB 1556
Sports, school team names, using Native American names/symbols for, prohibiting: HB 1356, * SHB 1356, CH 128 (2021), SB 5450
Staff, cultural competency/diversity/equity/inclusion standards and training for: * ESSB 5044, CH 197 (2021)
Staff, equity/diversity/inclusion/antiracism/cultural competency training for: SB 5044
Staff, limited mental health staff certificate, for counseling of students impacted by COVID-19: HB 1444
Staff, secondary traumatic stress in K-12 workforce, model policy/procedure to prevent/address: HB 1363, * SHB 1363, CH 129 (2021)
Student learning, center for improvement of, duties: HB 1208, * SHB 1208, CH 111 (2021)
Students not meeting academic standards, performance goals for, adopting/revising: HB 1208, * SHB 1208, CH 111 (2021)
Students, highly capable, programs and services for: HB 1404
Students, resumption of in-person instruction to prioritize delivery to certain groups of: HB 1366, SHB 1366
Students, with disabilities, improving attendance via necessary services: HB 1113, SB 5153
Students, with epilepsy/seizure disorders, health plans and parent-designated adults: HB 1085, * SHB 1085, CH 29 (2021)
Teachers, certificated instructional staff experience factors, adding to regionalization factors for compensation: HB 1419
Teachers, certification, cultural competency standards, rubric for measuring: SB 5057
Teachers, compensation, basic education allocations for, rebasing of: HB 1266
Teachers, continuing education, to include equity-based school practices: HB 1426, * ESHB 1426, CH 77 (2021)
Teachers, cultural competency/diversity/equity/inclusion standards and training for: * ESSB 5044, CH 197 (2021)
Teachers, future educators month, celebrating: * SR 8605 (2021)
Teachers, housing for, school district role and tax exemption: SB 5043
Teachers, residency certification, evaluation and recommendation for: HB 1028, SHB 1028, * 2SHB 1028, CH 198 (2021)
Teachers, residency certification, evidence-based assessment of teaching effectiveness for, repealing: HB 1028, SHB 1028, * 2SHB 1028, CH 198 (2021)
Teachers, residency certification, removing assessment requirement for: SB 5057
Teachers, training in equity/diversity/inclusion/antiracism/cultural competency for: SB 5044
Technology, equity gaps in public schools, state plan for reducing: HB 1365, HB 1450
Traffic safety education, traffic stops for infractions, driver-law enforcement interactive best practices training about: HB 1585
Transportation, during emergency, expanded services/funds allocation calculations, during remote instruction: SB 5128, SSB 5128
Transportation, during emergency, expanded services/funds allocation, during remote instruction: * E2SSB 5128, CH 234 (2021)
Transportation, private entity contractors providing, entity to provide health/pension benefits for its employees: SB 5326, SSB 5326
Universal teleconnect service program, state, establishing: HB 1460, SHB 1460
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccine, prioritizing school teachers and classified/private school staff for receipt of: HB 1420
Vaccination, law/rule/order requiring receipt of, exemption when medical/philosophical/religious objection: HB 1065
Vaccination, law/rule/order requiring receipt of, prohibitions and exemption: HB 1065
Vaccination, measles-mumps-rubella, philosophical or personal objection: HB 1006
Vaccination, rule/ordinance/order/policy requiring receipt for COVID of, prohibiting: SB 5144
Water, lead in, sampling/testing at drinking water outlets, requirements: HB 1139, SHB 1139, * E2SHB 1139, CH 154 (2021)
Year, 12-month school, extending number of days to, program for: SB 5147