PTA Voices Had an Impact on
Focus Day in Olympia
THANK YOU to everyone who STOOD UP, SHOWED UP, and SPOKE UP at this year's Focus Day. Region 6 had its largest group in many years with over 210 registrants! We delivered over 8,000 postcards (2,000 just to the Governor, below) asking legislators to fully fund education and provide services that our kids need.
We packed into meeting rooms to meet with legislators, and at noon stood in solidarity on the Capitol steps in support of Funding McCleary and our other legislative priorities. PTA members held signs and listened to inspiring speeches.
Focus Day is just the beginning. PTAs try to make up the shortfall with auctions and bake sales, but our kids are still shortchanged. According to the State Supreme Court and Supt. of Public Instruction Randy Dorn, $4.5 billion is the minimum level of new funding required by McCleary.
Our legislators need to continue to hear from us this session about the importance of fully funding K-12 education. Please sign up for action alerts from WSPTA. We need your voice to make a difference!
Heidi Bennett, Region 6 Legislative Chair
Shoreline PTA Council