Posted: 27 Oct 2014 03:58 PM PDT
The Washington State Parent Teacher Association held its’ 36th Annual Legislative Assembly this weekend, in Vancouver, Washington. There, delegates met to set a new platform of legislative priorities for the 2015 -2016 legislative session in support of the organizational vision of “Making every child’s potential a reality.” The legislative platform supports the delivery of our mission:
In all, 13 issues made the short-term platform. As a whole child advocacy association, our priority issues represent health, well-being and educational needs of the children of Washington State.
WSPTA’s priorities for the 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions:
Also supported (listed alphabetically):
Access, Equity & Opportunity for Students with Disabilities and Special Needs
Closing Opportunity Gaps
Equal Access for ELL Students
Family and Community Engagement
Inclusive Special Education
Increase Playground Safety
Investing in Teacher Professional Learning (CTWG Implementation)
Regulating Child Restraint and Isolation in Schools
If you have any questions or request a media availability with our Legislative Director, Sherry Krainick, or our President, Heather Gillette, please contact us at email@example.com by phone at (253) 292-3318.
About Washington State PTA: Founded in 1905, the association is a powerful voice for the well-being and education of all children and a resource for parents. It provides leadership training and support to more than 900 local PTAs across the state. With over 132,000 members, the WSPTA is the largest advocacy and volunteer organization in the state. Learn more at www.wastatepta.org.
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Wednesday, October 15, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Thursday, October 23, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
LWSD Resource Center
(Lake WA District Office, 16250 NE 74th St., Redmond WA 98052)
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. A line by line overview of the 2013 990EZ
2. Time for individual questions
What to bring:
1. A scratch copy of your 2013 Form 990EZ, including Schedule A
2. A copy of your 2013-2014 year-end financial report
3. Any other necessary reference information from your records
4. Pen/pencil and a tablet or paper for taking notes
For best results:
You will get more from this workshop if you have first attempted to complete your tax form and have taken time to formulate specific questions that you need to have answered.
Since the sessions run long, fee free to brown-bag it or grab fast food on your way to eat during class. There are Coke and snack vending machines in the lobby. Bottled water will be available.
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