In something of an irony, a senior doing her senior project did it on...getting rid of the senior proejct.
From the News Tribune:
If Gov. Jay Inslee signs Senate Bill 6552 into law next week, and if
school districts decide to use their new option to eliminate the
project, seniors in the class of 2015 would be the first to avoid the
“The bill goes into effect in 2015, so if everything goes
right, then next year, this year’s juniors won’t have to do it,” said
Stewart, a 17-year-old senior at East Valley High School near Yakima.
“I’ve had the juniors and the sophomores and even some of the freshmen
come up to me and give me a hug or a high five.”
Don’t celebrate yet, kids.
Districts would have to change their policies. Many are
“deeply invested in it,” said Ben Rarick, executive director of the
State Board of Education, while others view it “as a compliance hurdle.”
I'll have to ask SPS on Monday what their reaction will be.
There are no statewide standards for projects. Each district sets its own rules.
SPS requires community service hours which is also not a statewide standard.