• 2020 WA Legislative Session Weekly Digest – Week 6
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    2020 WA Legislative Session Weekly Digest – Week 6

    Hi, I’m Dave Mastin with OSPI giving the Legislative Weekly Update. we have about 400 education bills in the legislature this year. They’ve been willowed down to about a hundred at this point. We expect forty or fifty to pass. Two that we’re really working on is the dual credit— getting both high school and college credit for our high school students and special education funding Superintendent Reykdal asked the legislature to pass the dual credit bill this has been worked on with a lot of different education stakeholders and we have a striking amendment right now. A striking amendment means you start with the bill and then you start…

  • 2020 WA Legislative Session Weekly Digest – Week 5
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    2020 WA Legislative Session Weekly Digest – Week 5

    Hi my name is Dave Mastin, executive director of government relations at OSPI. This is our legislative weekly update for the 2020 legislative session. The period of time, we’re at right now, we’re just at the end of the policy cut off, so bills are in policy, committees right now and this is about the end where they need to get their going to stay alive. They need to get out of committee today and from there. They go to Fiscal Committee for about 3 or 4 days and the bills that get out of there will typically get to the floor and the house will be voting bills out…

  • 2020 WA Legislative Session Weekly Digest – Week 8
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    2020 WA Legislative Session Weekly Digest – Week 8

    Hi, this is Dave Mastin with our Legislative Weekly update. A lot going on with the House and the Senate coming out with their budgets. We see more spending for special education—more for counselors. A lot of good things in the budget this year. We’re looking for to the next two weeks for the legislature to round that up and finish on time and have a lot more funding in education. At the beginning of the session we talked about the Governor’s budget and how the Governor put out the budget— Now we’re towards the end of session the and the House and the Senate have both come out with…

  • 2020 WA Legislative Session Weekly Digest – Week 7
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    2020 WA Legislative Session Weekly Digest – Week 7

    Hi, my name is Dave Mastin. I’m the executive director of government relations at OSPI and this is our legislative weekly update. The legislature is about two-thirds of the way through their legislative session. we started with about 300 education bills and we’re down to about 80. 40 House bills. 40 Senate bills. Those bills are now in committee. The Senate is hearing house bills and the house is hearing Senate bills We’ll be doing that for the next week One bill that I want to talk about in the hearing that just recently happened was on the sexual health education bill that hearing was in the House Education Committee…

  • 2020 WA Legislative Session Weekly Digest – Week 2
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    2020 WA Legislative Session Weekly Digest – Week 2

    Hi, my name is Dave Mastin, I’m the Executive Director of Government Relations for OSPI. This is the second of our legislative weekly updates. We are in week two of the 2020 legislative session. I’m here to give you an update on some of the main items that we’re dealing with- they’re looking at. Of course in the first week of the session there’s a lot of ceremony. We have the governor comes, he gives the State of the State. We have- the judiciary comes, the Supreme Court comes, they talk about the the state of the judiciary. And we also have this year, first time ever, a female Speaker…

  • 2020 WA Legislative Session Weekly Digest – Week 4
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    2020 WA Legislative Session Weekly Digest – Week 4

    Hi, my name is Dave Mastin and I’m the executive director of government relations at OSPI. This is our legislative weekly update we’re doing Were doing this throughout the 2020 legislative session— trying to give you a little bit more insight and provide a little bit more information about how the education and the political process— how they work together Actually, this week is the cutoff. It’s called the policy cutoff week which means all the bills that legislators have been hearing in the house and in the Senate they now need to move out of those committees or they’re dead for the year and so this is a pretty…

  • 2020 WA Legislative Session Weekly Digest – Week 3
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    2020 WA Legislative Session Weekly Digest – Week 3

    Hi, I’m Dave Mastin. I’m the executive director of government relations at OSPI. This is our legislative weekly update that that we’re doing during the 2020 legislative session. We’re going to talk about 3 different areas, first, we’re going to talk about sexual health Awareness and education. which is a bill that we’ve been looking at last year and also here this year and Jenny Plaja is going to tell us a a little bit more about the details. Thank you. Hi, Jenny Plaja Assistant Director of policy and program support for learning and teaching division. There are few bills the legislature is considering about comprehensive sexual health education last…

  • 2020 WA Legislative Session Weekly Digest – Week 1
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    2020 WA Legislative Session Weekly Digest – Week 1

    Hello, my name is Dave Mastin. I’m the Executive Director of- government relations at OSPI. This is the first of a weekly legislative update that I’ll be giving over the course of the 2020 legislative session. Kind of the big things that we’re looking at this year is it’s the follow up to a 2 year budget so every 2 years- The Legislature writes a 2 year budget and then the next year they come back and they do a little bit of tinkering. This year is probably going to be a little less activity. A little slowing down-letting things kind of work their way out. So we’ll see a…

  • 2018 School Meal Programs Annual Updates Webinar
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    2018 School Meal Programs Annual Updates Webinar

    Okay. So thank you for attending to hear annual updates to the school meal programs. My name is Wendy Barkley, I’m the supervisor for school meal programs at OSPI Child Nutrition Services. I’m going to be joined for a portion of the presentation by our interim director Leanne Eko and we’ll both get started then with the presentation. So this presentation is a compilation of new guidance received during school year 17-18, and program changes for the 18-19 school year. We hope you’ve enjoyed our annual training mini conference for basic training for school meal programs today. We’re trying something new with our annual update training this year. While the…

  • 2019 Legislative Session is Over.  How Does This Impact Public Schools?
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    2019 Legislative Session is Over. How Does This Impact Public Schools?

    Hi this is state Superintendent Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal, and I just want to say thank you. Thank you to legislators and business leaders, teachers, counselors, principals, superintendents, school board members, so many people this year helped us advocate for great public schools. We got significant new dollars to support our students with disabilities, almost $1,000,000 in additional grant funds to increase dual language programs. We got resources for career and technical education. A great capital budget to build out our new school facilities. We hit on all cylinders this session because you helped us. We also had a very important levy lid that’s going to give local voters the…