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Our state PTA organization advocates to decision-makers, locally and in Olympia, for the well-being and education of all children. During the annual Legislative Assembly, delegates decide the public policy positions that guide the state and local advocacy work for Washington State PTA and its associated local PTAs and councils. The 2018 Legislative Assembly will be held on October 20-21 at Green River College in Auburn. Our PTSA will be sending one or more representatives to cast our PTSA’s votes on the new 2018-2020 WSPTA legislative platform. To guide our delegate(s), we’d love to hear our community’s opinions regarding the 5 new long-term Resolutions and 12 short-term Legislative Issues that will be debated and voted on at Legislative Assembly. The topics are:

RESOLUTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION:

1) Improving Outcomes in Special Education

2) Mitigating the Health Effects of Climate Change

3) Equitable Access to Highly Capable Services

4) Sexual Violence and Harassment Prevention and Victim Supports

5) School Nutrition

 

PROPOSED LEGISLATIVE ISSUES:

1) Best Practices for School Meals – Lunch
2) Engaging Families in Student Success
3) Fund Paraeducator Training
4) Increase Access to High-Quality Preschool
5) Safe School Plans and Emergency Preparedness
6) Strategies to Address the Teacher Shortage
7) Raise the Age of Tobacco and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems to 21
8) Best Practices for School Recess
9) School Construction and Simple Majority for Bonds
10) Prevent Gun Violence by Reducing Access
11) Social Emotional Learning
12) Strategic K-12 Investments to Close Gaps

 

You can share your opinions on these issues here.

In conjunction with taking the survey, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the full text of the Resolutions and Issues Guide. A PDF version is available here.