As of September 1, SBE staff have taken over the role that OSPI staff held for private school approvals and inquiries. State Board of Education staff will also be responding to inquiries sent to the private school email address (private.schools@k12.wa.us) and the private school telephone line (360-725-6433). Linda Drake and Parker Teed are the SBE staff responsible for this work. We look forward to working with you on behalf of private school students in our state.

RCW 28A.195.060 requires approved private schools in Washington state to report student enrollment annually. The information provided by your school on Form SPI P105B, Form SPI P105HB and Form SPI P105OL fulfills this statutory requirement and gives state officials data that is used to predict enrollment trends. In addition, the enrollment counts are used to establish federal funding levels and each approved, non-profit private school’s eligibility for participation in federal programs. In order to be considered in compliance with state and federal laws, required forms must be submitted no later than November 15. The enrollment count will be based on those students enrolled in your school as of October 1. The application will open on October 1.

If you have any questions, please contact Private Schools at 360-725-6433 or private.schools@k12.wa.us.