Schwartz Newsletter- January 29, 2024

Governance & Leadership Update

January 29, 2024


Link to last week’s newsletter:


Important Dates

Please take a moment to read the latest bulletin from the State Board of Education that includes information on these and other upcoming deadlines/events.

  • February 15: Change of Information Forms Due (for schools with recent leadership changes)
  • February 29, 9–11am: Information Session for Participation in ESEA Federal Programs (Zoom link in bulletin link above)
  • April 1: Private Schools Applications Due


New Information

  • Advocacy Request: There are a number of legislative bills this year that will impact private schools, and we could use your advocacy support in these areas. In particular, House Bill 1377 would allow private schools to provide approved clock-hour P.D. on cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion (CCDEI), which is required for teacher certification renewal. Currently, private schools can only use state-approved presenters and this bill would change that. This and a number of other important bills are being considered. Please take a moment to read over this information from the Washington Federation of Independent Schools (WFIS) and consider offering your advocacy support. Thank you!



Have a great week!


Pam Schwartz