2018 WSPTA Top 5 Legislative Priorities: The WSPTA Top 5 Legislative Priorities for 2018 are as follows:
Social Emotional Learning
Amply Fund Basic Education
Closing the Opportunity Gap
Standards for Para-educators
Breakfast After the Ball
Here is a handy flier with more information. 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!