STW is required of districts in WA
From: "Roxanne Sitler"
Subject: Fw: [Fwd: Re: School To Work]
Date sent: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 18:16:51 -0800
Arthur - FYI
This is a part of the Washington's federal STWOA grant...
The 1995 STW Implementation grant, "Working and Learning Together:
Creating Washington's Comprehensive School-To-Work Transition System"
states the following on pages 27- 28...
"Washington's plan to build a seamless and fully integrated education and
training system for young people is based upon three major initiatives:
The state's Education Reform Act of 1993 (ESHB1209), The Goals 2000
America Act, and our STW Opportunities System. As we work toward the
of a unified, statewide STW system, we will also ensure that STW goals are
consistent with goals 2000 and our state's school reform goals. The
strengths of our state efforts integrating these three frameworks include:
a performance-based education system; multiple, flexible educational
pathways for ALL secondary students based upon their career interests.
"Our state plan will utilize state and STWOA (federal) funds for all the
state's school districts to develop STW projects. STW initiative will be
funded on a school district basis for a maximum of two year cycle, with
school districts receiving either state or federal funding as a
pass-through from OSPI. After the maximum two year period, school
districts will be required to participate in STW partnerships that will be
coordinated on a regional basis with federal and state STW funding
administered by the designated regional entity. School districts
grants during the first two years of the STWOA (federal) will be required
to participate fully in the regional STW effort as the system moves into
the regional approach. Whether they receive money directly from OSPI or
through a regional entity, school districts will work to develop
partnerships and collaborations...."
There is a table on page 27 which shows the transition from district
STW to Regional funded STW. By year 5 of the grant, 0 districts would
STW funded by school districts and 296 would be funded by regions. What
exactly do people understand these regional entities to be? The regional
sub-structure has already been developed by the Workforce Training and
Education Coordinating Board. Districts will be REQUIRED to participate
STW partnerships. This doesn't sound very voluntary to me. All this fits
with our state's One Stop Career Center System grant as well.