2021 Bulletins

Number Sort descending Date Title File(s) Office/Program
B001-21 01/11/2021 In May 2019, the Clean Buildings Bill was signed into law with the intent of reducing pollution from fossil fuel consumption in existing buildings over fifty thousand gross square feet. School Facilities & Organization
B002-21 01/13/2021 Temperance and Good Citizenship Day is a unique, statewide annual event that promotes civic education and engagement. Learning & Teaching
B003-21 01/25/2021 Bridge to College Math and English Courses Invitation to Register for 2021–22 School Year Learning & Teaching
B004-21 02/12/2021 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), or Pandemic EBT, is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides food benefits to eligible families in order to replace meals that students would have received, if not for disruptions to in-person instruction or school facility closure. Child Nutrition Services
B005-21 02/10/2021 Through early action, on February 10, 2021, the Legislature passed House Bill 1368. The bill establishes the process and framework for school districts to claim the second round of federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER II) funds for reimbursement of allowable expenditures. Executive Services
B006-21 02/25/2021 The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has filed an emergency rule updating
the definition of an unexcused absence from remote learning for the remainder of the 2020–21
school year.
System & School Improvement
B007-21 02/25/2021 Since the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in 1965, school districts have been required to provide equitable services to private school students, teachers, and in some cases, other education personnel, and parents under several federal programs. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) issues this bulletin to provide guidance for private school participation in ESEA federal programs. Special Programs & Federal Accountability
B008-21 02/26/2021 2020–21 Student Transportation Operation Allocation Student Transportation
B010-21 03/12/2021 Second Addendum to the School District Accounting Manual for the 2020–21 School Year Agency Financial Services, School Apportionment
B011-21 04/09/2021 This bulletin is to inform you of the process to notify OSPI of changes to directory information contained within the Education Data System for the 2021–22 school year. Center for the Improvement of Student Learning
B012-21 03/12/2021 The 2020–21 S-275 Personnel Reporting Handbook provides school districts and educational service districts (ESDs), charter schools, and tribal compact schools with instructions for reporting certificated and classified staff to School Apportionment and Financial Services (SAFS) at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). School Apportionment
B013-21 04/01/2021 This bulletin provides information for the application process between Family Day Care Home (FDCH) Sponsors and new or renewing Day Care Home Providers for Federal Fiscal Year 2022. Child Nutrition Services
B014-21 04/01/2021 For the 2020–21 school year, school districts are required to report assessment information using the specified links for each content area by June 30 (see Reporting Links in the bulletin). The annual reporting system is now open online for districts to begin entering information for this school year. Assessment & Student Information, Information Technology Services, Learning & Teaching
B015-21 04/01/2021 The purpose of this bulletin is to release the 2021 Summer Special Milk Program application. Child Nutrition Services
B016-21 04/01/2021 The purpose of this bulletin is to release the 2021 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) application for returning sponsors during traditional summer operation. Child Nutrition Services
B017-21 04/01/2021 The purpose of this bulletin is to announce the opportunity to apply for the 2021 Fresh Fruit
and Vegetable Program (FFVP).
Child Nutrition Services
B018-21 04/01/2021 The purpose of this bulletin is to release the 2021 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) application for new sponsors during traditional summer operation. Child Nutrition Services
B020-21 04/09/2021 This bulletin provides instruction for required reporting and notifies school districts of date
changes for reporting and posting required data elements related to Associated Student Body
(ASB) fee policies and the participation of students from low-income families in extracurricular
Learning & Teaching
B021-21 04/12/2021 This bulletin provides instructions for claiming the annual state salary bonus for teachers who
have attained national board certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching
Standards (NBPTS).
Educator Growth & Development
B022-21 04/16/2021 Student Discipline Policy and Procedure Updates
Special Programs & Federal Accountability
B023-21 04/16/2021 Washington State Honors Award Nominations Special Programs & Federal Accountability
B024-21 04/20/2021 As schools, seniors, families, and communities work together to support seniors continued learning and post-high school preparation during the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is providing ongoing guidance as needed. System & School Improvement
B025-21 05/04/2021 The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) are excited to announce the application for the 2021–22 Washington State Fellows’ Network opened on April 23. Learning & Teaching
B026-21 05/07/2021 Legislative Changes to Truancy Laws – Change Effective Immediately System & School Improvement
B027-21 05/07/2021 The purpose of this bulletin is to clarify the requirements associated with the grade level entry of PreK–3rd grade students for the 2021–22 school year; provide key considerations to support strong school transitions; and alert districts to resources available now or coming this summer. Learning & Teaching