The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has amended its absence rules in support of the implementation of HB 1834 (2022) - Concerning student excused absences for mental health reasons.
Preliminary guidance can be found here: https://www.k12.wa.us/sites/default/files/public/attendance/pubdocs/Mental_Health_Absences_Explainer.pdf
OSPI will publish comprehensive written guidance addressing common questions and recommended practices in August in preparation for the 2022-23 school year.
Washington State School Directors Association updated Policy & Procedure (3122) - Excused and Unexcused Absences to reflect the changes in the rule. Find more information about accessing Washington State School Directors Association model policy for your district.