The Board of Directors has approved First Reading of the following board polices at their regular meeting on October 22, 2018. If you would like to provide input regarding the new board policy, please complete the comment form and return to Jeff Drayer, Assistant Superintendent, at the District Office. You can e-mail the form to email@example.com or mail the form to the District Office. The Board of Directors will consider Second Reading (formally approval) at their November 26, 2018, regular meeting.
Policy 2190 – Highly Capable Program is amended to comply with the new legislation and reflect the fact that school district practices for identifying highly capable students must prioritize equitable identification of low-income students.
Policy 2336 is amended to include the new state requirement that social studies teachers must coordinate a voter registration event in social studies classes.
Policy 3122 and – Excused and Unexcused Absences is amended to reflect the revisions to WAC 392-401-020 and for more explicit alignment with the RCW.28A.225.
Professional nursing standards are often embedded in guidelines, bulletins, and memos, from the OSPI, WIAA, and other agencies or groups, such as task forces established by our Legislature. The "standard of care" established by these nursing standards and other professional guidelines is a key component of the legal framework for school nursing. WSSDA has revised the policies related to health care to add clarity, specificity, and correctly use the specialized terms. For example, instead of using a generic term like "health specialist," which did not adequately express the professional license necessary to perform specific actions, we used more precise references like "Licensed Healthcare Provider" or "Registered Nurse." Other revisions included moving information from a policy to the procedure, or vice versa, to ensure that both policy and procedure played their best role. Please note that these revisions are not substantive but merely meant for clarification. The policies and procedures listed below related to student health care are amended as noted.
Policy 6220 – Bid Requirements is revised to be inclusive of both bid and proposal processes. Additionally, the revised policy reflects that the Office of Federal Financial Management has raised the threshold for micro-purchases under federal financial assistance awards to $10,000, and raised the threshold for simplified acquisitions to $250,000 for all recipients.