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  • AWSP News for September 18, 2019

    David Morrill
    Sep 18, 2019
    In this episode of AWSP News, we discuss our School Leaders Collaborative, AWSP-hosted WELL Summit, Kaiser Permanente, Washington State’s new Teacher of the Year for 2020, APLN, the 2020 legislative session, our Political Action Committee, and our tribute to the Mariners during this year's Summer Conference.
  • One Out of Five: Disability History and Pride Project Video Release 2019 with Dates ​

    Roz Thompson
    Sep 16, 2019
    The Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) and Rooted in Rights have partnered to create 6 student voice videos highlighting students with disabilities’ experiences in Washington’s public K-12 schools, as part of the One Out of Five: Disability History and Pride Project, an educational resource for teachers and students.
  • ASB Answers: Student Councils for Elementary Schools

    Greg Barker, Student Leadership Director
    Sep 16, 2019
    Q: Are elementaries required to have formal student councils? A: There is no legal requirement to create a formal student body organization for elementary. The WAC states that if you have 7th grade or above, then you must create a student council structure.
  • AWSP TV: Core Plus Aerospace

    David Morrill
    Sep 13, 2019
    In this episode, Executive Director Scott Seaman is joined by Lindbergh High School's principal, "Q" Hollins, John Turner from Boeing, and Lindbergh student and national skills contest winner "MuMu" Chuol – all to talk about pathways and the opportunities Core Plus Aerospace can provide.
  • SEBB Open Enrollment Materials Available Online

    Roz Thompson
    Sep 12, 2019
    You’ve no doubt heard about the new School Employees Benefit Board in your districts but just in case you haven’t yet, here is the latest information about open enrollment in the SEBB. The SEBB Program’s open enrollment webpage is now live, with all the information school employees need to prepare for the first annual open enrollment (October 1–November 15, 2019).
  • AWSP News for September 4, 2019

    David Morrill
    Sep 04, 2019
    In this episode of AWSP News, we discuss Principal Relationships, Chad Prewitt, one of the winners of this year’s Handy Award, another great year of professional learning events designed just for you, Principals of Literacy, Summer Conference 2020, our online resources and videos, our revised Networked Improvement Community Grants, a bill removing the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the MMR vaccine, the Mental Health Initiative and The Main Idea.
  • MMR Vaccine Exemption Law Change for 2019

    David Morrill
    Sep 03, 2019
    In 2019, the Washington State Legislature passed a bill that removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine required for school and child care entry. It also requires employees and volunteers at child care centers to provide immunization records indicating they have received the MMR vaccine, proof of immunity or a medical exemption. The bill was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 10, 2019, and goes into effect on July 28, 2019.
  • The September Super Seven – School Safety Starter Suggestions for 2019–2020

    Mike Donlin | Program Supervisor, OSPI School Safety Center
    Aug 16, 2019
    The new school year begins, and planning to ensure that each school is the safest possible continues! Here are OSPI's September Super Seven School Safety Starter Suggestions to help kick of the new year.
  • Letter to a New Administrator

    Scott Friedman
    Aug 13, 2019
    Through the magic of "Twitterverse", I stumbled across this blog post by Chris Lehman from a number of years ago. It is a letter to all young teachers thinking about leaving the profession. As I read the letter, I couldn't help but think what it would read like if I removed the word "teacher" and instead used "school leader". Applicable? Yes. Moving? Yes. Great read? Heck yes!
  • We Need Summer Camp More Than Ever Before

    Martin Fortin, Jr.
    Aug 13, 2019
    Summer camp is not extra

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