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Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction COVID-19 Resources

ESSER Funds Allowable Uses & Requirements

OSPI’s Priorities for ESSER Funds

Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund

Guidance on Video Conferencing & Policy Issues

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance & Resources

Resources for Continuous Learning During School Closures

Letter from Superintendent Reykdal to District Superintendents and Labor Leaders

Q&A with Superintendent Reykdal


OSPI COVID-19 Bulletins

April 15, 2020: Guidance for Long-term School Closures

April 8, 2020: Guidance for Long-term School Closures

March 23, 2020: Guidance for Long-term School Closures (#2)

March 23, 2020: Guidance for Long-term School Closures

March 20, 2020: Guidance for Long-term School Closures 

March 18, 2020: Guidance for Long-term School Closures

March 13, 2020: Guidance for Long-term School Closures

March 6, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance on Online Learning, Waivers, and School Closures



FAQ: School Days & Instructional Hours Emergency Waivers and District Reporting Requirements

This frequently asked questions (FAQ) document outlines the terms and conditions governing school districts' entitlement to their state basic education apportionment allocations during the 2019–20 school year when the district was unable to fully meet the number of school days and instructional hours required by state law.

As a reminder, the emergency rules filed on April 29, are available on the OSPI website.



Allowable Expenditures of CARES Act

This allowable expenditures of CARES Act funding document was referenced on the April 30th WASBO & OSPI COVID-19 Discussion Panel.



Guidelines for Budget Hearings

OSPI has provided clarification and guidelines for school districts to follow when holding public budget hearings and adopting annual budgets, as required under Chapters 28A.505 RCW and 392-123 WAC, to ensure compliance with Governor Inslee’s amended Proclamation 20-05.

OSPI's Guidelines



Child Nutrition 

Visit OSPI's Nutrition & Meal Guidance page for guidance and resources for school districts as they continue to provide meals during school closures.


Child Nutrition COVID-19 Update on March 25 - View Presentation


OSPI has provided a waiver form for districts to complete if they would like to take advantage of the optional waiver allowing parents and guardians to pick-up meals for children. The intent of the form is for the district to explain how they will ensure that meals are distributed only to parents or guardians of eligible children, and that duplicate meals are not distributed to any child. Please check with your Food Service Director for more information.



Special Education
Visit OSPI's Special Education Guidance for COVID-19 page for guidance and resources regarding special education. 

Guidance Regarding IEP Reviews During COVID-19


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