2018 Shoreline School District Levies - PASSED! Shoreline School District No. 412 Proposition No. 1 - Replacement of Expiring Levy for Educational Programs and Operations Yes: 10,253................67.52% No: 4,932...................32.48% Total Votes (not including write-ins): 15,185
Shoreline School District No. 412 Proposition No. 2 Replacement of Expiring Capital Levy for Technology Improvements and Support Yes: 9,934..................69.1% No: 4,442...................30.9% Total Votes (not including write-ins): 14,376 For more LEVY information, please go to: www.shorelineschools.org/levy OR http://www.voteyesforshorelineschools.com/
National PTA Position Statement on Gun Safety and Violence Prevention Given National PTA’s history of advocacy for the safety of children and youth, National PTA supports federal efforts to protect children and youth from gun violence. National PTA also advocates restricting access to guns from persons who may endanger public safety.
School safety is a critical priority for all parents, educators, students and community members that cannot be taken for granted. We must make every attempt to reduce violence, especially incidents that involve firearms. National PTA recognizes the importance of parent involvement in the decision-making process in the development and implementation of school safety policies, including crisis response plans.
National PTA recognizes the importance of a safe learning environment in attaining the highest level of student learning and achievement. National PTA believes the most effective day-to-day school climate to be gun-free, but defers to local collaborative decision-making to allow for the presence of law enforcement deployed in community-oriented policing. Examples of ways to improve youth safety and to restrict guns to only responsible owners include advocating for the following:
gun safety locks and other safety devices to prevent young children from accidentally discharging a gun
alternative educational settings for youth who have brought a firearm to school, along with appropriate evaluation and counseling
restrict Internet gun sales, including kits that can be used to make/modify guns
enforce federal and state minimum age requirements for handgun purchases
raise the minimum age to 21 to be allowed to buy a handgun from non-licensed dealers
allow at least three business days to conduct background checks
require non-licensed dealers to conduct background checks and fill out proper paperwork so that guns can be traced
increase penalties for the transfer of handguns or semiautomatic assault weapons to juveniles for use in a crime
revoke the license of dealers who knowingly sell to minors
establish education programs to teach students, parents, and community members about gun safety and violence prevention
prevent juveniles who commit violent crimes from buying guns as adults
support state and federal funding initiatives for the research of the causes and effects of gun violence
These and other measures are some of the ways National PTA believes that gun violence can be decreased in order to make our schools, as well as our communities, safer. National PTA believes we must enact legislation that will reduce gun violence and help protect all children and youth.
Adopted by the 1999 Board of Directors Amended by the 2013 Board of Directors Amended by the 2016 Board of Directors
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2018 WSPTA Top 5 Legislative Priorities: The WSPTA Top 5 Legislative Priorities for 2018 are as follows:
2017 WSPTA Legislative Assembly Recap: Washington State PTA held its 39th annual Legislative Assembly on October 20-21 and delegates from across the state learned about the issues, debated, and then adopted new resolutions and "also supported" issues for this 2018 legislative session.
Delegates approved new resolutions, relating to: -Mental Health Needs for Children* -Trauma Informed Care* -Increasing Access and Affordability of Post-secondary/Higher Education Degrees and Certificates* -LGBTQ+ Inclusion*
WA State PTA Top 5 Legislative Priorities for 2017-2018 are: 1. Social Emotional Learning 2. Amply Fund Basic Education 3. Closing the Opportunity Gap 4. Standards for Para-Educators 5. Breakfast After the Bell
2018 WSPTA Supported Issues -Addressing the Teacher Shortage* -Best Practices for School Meal Policies* -Career Connected Learning, CTE & Stem* -Dual Credit Equality & Support* -Engaging Families in Student Success -Equity for Highly Capable* -Improving Educational Outcomes for Foster Children -Post-Secondary/Higher Education Access and Affordability -Preventing and Mitigating the Impacts of Gender-based Violence* -Removing Barriers to Implementing ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) -Restorative Justice and School Safety -School Construction and Class Size Reduction* *NEW - these issues were voted on and approved as "also supported" issues for this 2018 legislative session.
School Board Candidate Forum Shoreline PTA Council would like to thank our School Board candidates for participating in the forum on October 12th - Jill Brady, Heather Fralick, Steven Pollak and David Wilson. We had terrific support from our speaker Heidi Bennett, WA State PTA Region 6 Legislation and moderator Sherry Rudolph, WA State PTA Region 6 Director. Remember to vote on November 9th!