October Alternative Learning Update

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ALE Guide

The Alternative Learning Department has completed the first edition of the Guide to Offering Alternative Learning Experiences (ALE). Included in this guide you will find a variety of information and guidance on offering ALE's and interpreting WAC 392-121-182. You can find this most recent guidance on our website

CEDARS Reporting Reminder

The Alternative Learning Department will be focusing its efforts on improving ALE CEDARS data for the 2018-19 school year. One step in this process is providing districts with informational reports allowing them to compare their enrollment reporting data with student information submitted to CEDARS at various points during the school year. OSPI is currently in the process of creating these reports in addition to a method for making them available to district staff. 

If you have questions or would like more information on CEDARS reporting, please: 

January ALE Administrator Meeting

Please register for the 2019 ALE Administrators meeting.
Friday January 18th, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
South Puget Sound Community College, Lacey Campus

The event will be free of charge. Registration will ensure morning refreshments, lunch, and clock hours will be provided by OSPI.  

Questions? Contact Brad Sprague or Anissa Sharratt.  

Online Learning Advisory Committee (OLAC)

OLAC convened on Wednesday October 17, 2018. Members and attendees discussed: 

  • Updates to the Online Learning Guide
  • CTE funding in ALE
  • Information for course providers

Visit the OLAC website for more information about the committee, meeting schedule, or membership.

Schedule an ALE Compliance Review

To ensure compliance with the ALE WAC, we are visiting programs to provide recommendations and guidance for documentation and how to use it to engage students and promote achievement. To request a compliance visit, contact Liz Quayle, ALE & Reengagement Compliance Manager, at liz.quayle@k12.wa.us.

Superintendent Reykdal’s Budget Moves K–12 Education Forward

The proposal aims to close opportunity gaps by increasing spending on comprehensive supports, pathways to graduation, and creating a new model for funding elementary school buildings.

For more information:

  • View the recent OSPI news release
  • Review the legislative and budget requests on the OSPI website

Upcoming Events

GATE Equity Webinar Series 
10:00 AM & 1:00 PM on November 14, 2018 - Community Partnerships
Registration available through the GATE website.

Fall WALA Workshops
October/November 2018
For more information, visit the WALA website

November 5 - 6, 2018
Seatac, WA
For more information, visit the MTSS website

Alternative Accountability Policy Forum (AAPF)
November 14 - 16, 2018
San Diego, CA
For more information, visit the AAPF website

ALE Administrator Meeting
January 18, 2019
Lacey, WA
Register here