SSB 5738

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C 317 L 09

Synopsis as Enacted

Brief Description: Requiring the office of the superintendent of public instruction to review annual school district compliance reports.

Sponsors: Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators King, McAuliffe, Holmquist, Swecker, Oemig, Haugen, Kauffman, Honeyford and Tom).

Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education

House Committee on Education

Background: Under current law, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is authorized to establish a longitudinal student data system for and on behalf of Washington school districts. This is the Comprehensive Education Data and Research System (CEDARS).

In 2007 the Legislature directed OSPI to conduct a feasibility study on expanding CEDARS. The report was due to the Legislature on November 1, 2008. One of the recommendations is to "build new reports and queries based on stakeholder needs."

Summary: Within existing resources, OSPI must review all annual compliance reports required of school districts. OSPI must make recommendations about which reports should be (1) discontinued; (2) integrated into CEDARS; or (3) maintained in their current form. OSPI must also recommend which federal reporting requirements may be used to meet state reporting requirements in order to avoid duplication of reports. By December 1, 2009, OSPI must provide a final report on the status of the annual compliance reports to the Legislature.

Votes on Final Passage:







(House amended)




(Senate concurred)

Effective: July 26, 2009