Model Resolutions During COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, WSSDA has issued the following model resolutions:

Model Resolution 1320R (issued 3/16/2020)

1320R was designed to allow boards to suspend provisions of board policies and/or whole policies as necessary to implement official guidance in response to COVID-19. This resolution allows districts to take actions needed immediately without first laboring through the revision of existing policies one by one.

Model Resolution 2017R (issued 5/1/2020)

2017R is a model resolution adopting the district’s continuous learning plan without seeking an emergency waiver. Districts that met both their school day and instruction hour requirements in the 2019-2020 school year do not need to apply for an emergency waiver to receive their allocation for state basic education apportionment. However, such districts need to demonstrate that they met the school day and instructional hour requirements by providing OSPI with a continuous learning plan that was approved/adopted by the board of directors through a resolution. Please note, school boards that adopt 2017R do not need to adopt either 2018R or 2019R. 

Model Resolution 2018R (issued 5/1/2020)

2018R is a model resolution adopting the district’s continuous learning plan and taking the other steps required to receive its full allocation for state basic education apportionment despite not meeting their instructional hour requirements in the 2019-2020 school year. Please note, school boards that adopt 2018R do not need to adopt either 2017R or 2019R.

Model Resolution 2019R (issued 5/1/2020)

2019R is a model resolution adopting the district’s continuous learning plan and taking the other steps required to receive its full allocation for state basic education apportionment despite not meeting their school day or instructional hour requirements in the 2019-2020 school year. Please note, school boards that adopt 2019R do not need to adopt either 2017R or 2018R.

Model Resolution 2419R (issued 4/14/2020)

2419R authorizes your Superintendent to implement the emergency waiver of high school graduation credits in response to the COVID-19 school closures. You are not required to adopt a board resolution to implement the emergency waiver process. However, waiving core course credits is an extraordinary step, and 2419R reinforces the local school board’s authority to decide whether a student has met graduation requirements. Additionally, the 2419R includes specific language affirming the good faith effort required for the waiver. Please note, Model Resolution 2419R will sunset in tandem with the emergency rules on July 31, 2020.