Washington State Board of Education
Weekly Update | November 1

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Agenda items for the upcoming Board Meeting include graduation requirements, charter schools update, school recognition, legislative priorities. The Meeting is in Bremerton November 6 and 7.
Board Meeting in Bremerton Next Week

We're preparing for the next Board Meeting taking place in Bremerton on November 6 and 7. You can access many of the Board's documents and see what's on the agenda on the SBE meetings page .

Join us on November 5 before the Board Meeting from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. for a Community Forum on new graduation pathway options!

SBE Election Results
SBE Welcomes New Members

SBE welcomes Mary Fertakis, M.Ed., and Jan Brown to the Board following this past fall’s election. Fertakis will represent Western Washington (region 3), and Brown will be the Board’s new Private Schools representative. MJ Bolt (SBE Vice Chair) ran uncontested and will continue to represent Eastern Washington (region 1).

Find out what Board Chair, Peter Maier, had to say about our new Members in the latest SBE blog post .
Director of Advocacy and Engagement
We're Hiring: Director of Advocacy & Engagement

The Director of Advocacy and Engagement will engage with a broad range of stakeholders including students and families, partner agencies and organizations, and will have primary responsibility for managing the overall government relations program under the direction of the Executive Director and in consultation with the Board.

Learn more about this position: Director of Advocacy and Engagement . This posting closes on November 3.
In Case You Missed It: Issaquah Video Highlights High School and Beyond, 24 Credit Requirements

The High School and Beyond Plan has been a topic of discussion for a few years now, but not a lot of people know how to make it meaningful for them or that completing it is a graduation requirement!

What Do You Think?

Let us know how and what kind of information you'd like to receive and we'll create the best outreach strategy to get you the news you need from the Washington State Board of Education!
Have an idea to include? Send your ideas or comments to sbe@k12.wa.us .