Status Summary

First reading, referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education on 1.13.21.

Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education on 1.22.21.

Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education; majority pass and passed to Rules for second reading on 1.27.21.

Placed on second reading consent calendar on 1.29.21.

Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 2.3.21.

In the House

First reading, referred to Education on 2.8.21.

Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Education on 3.11.21 at 1:30 p.m. 

(updated 3.5.21)

Legislative Session



In Progress



SB5184 will require that each school district designates a foster care liaison to facilitate district compliance with state and federal laws related to students in foster care and collaborate with the department of children, youth, and families to address educational barriers for these students.

Each K-12 public school in Washington state must now establish a building point of contact in each elementary school, middle school, and high school. These points of contact must be appointed by the principal of the designated school, in consultation with the district foster care liaison, and will be responsible for coordinating services and resources for students in foster care.