November Alternative Learning Update

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Full-Day Kindergarten

School districts and charter schools offering Full-day kindergarten (FDK) in the Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) setting must complete a survey describing how they are meeting the requirements of RCW 28a.150.315

The survey can be found here. The deadline to submit this survey is December 15th, 2017. 

The information collected via the survey will be used to better understand FDK models in ALE, and will inform the drafting of final rules for full-day kindergarten in the ALE setting. 

If you have questions, please review the bulletin addendum or contact Karma Hugo.

WALA Workshops

The fall 2017 WALA workshops scheduled in Yakima, Spokane, Marysville, Wenatchee, and Vancouver have been completed. Thank you to everyone who participated in making these events a success! If you were not able to attend a fall workshop, an outline of the topics discussed during each workshop is below for reference. 

Fall WALA Workshop Presentation Topics

  • Full-day kindergarten implementation
  • Data discrepancies between CEDARS reporting and enrollment reporting
  • Statewide aggregate of 2016-2017 ALE end-of-year report results
  • Assessment and course type rule changes
  • OSPI Alternative Learning Department mission and priorities 
  • Truancy rules
  • The Edge Foundation presentation on coaching in educational settings
  • Compliance and audit review 

If you have questions, please contact Anissa Sharratt, ALE Program Manager, or Brad Sprague, WALA Executive Director.