Parents taxpayers have 6 days to tell officials what you want out

first_imgWhat do you want your children to get out of Washington State’s public schools? What barriers are standing between kids and their goals? What should state education officials focus on?Your answers to these and other questions on an online survey can influence the state’s educational priorities for the next three years. The Washington State Board of Education, a 16-member board that designs policies around graduation requirements, school accountability and other K-12 issues, is using the nine-question survey to solicit public feedback for its 2019-2022 strategic plan.If this request sounds familiar, that’s because just a few months ago, State Superintendent Chris Reykdal, who leads the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), put out a call to the public asking for feedback on legislative priorities.There’s a lot of crossover between the board and OSPI. Reykdal himself sits on the board. Both agencies worked together to create a framework to gauge how well schools are doing — think the Every Student Succeeds Act, but on a state level.last_img read more