Refocus on Kids: Washington State PTSA Legislative Platform
Focus Day is our premier advocacy event. On Focus Day, PTA members from across the state gather in Olympia to put kids front and center in the legislature. This year, please plan to join us on MONDAY, JANUARY 16 in Olympia for what is certain to be an engaging event.
Washington State Legislature
The Washington State Legislature is a bicameral body with 49 members in the Senate and 98 members in the House of Representatives.
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Important Advocacy Dates
Focus Day - TBD
Washington State PTA Legislative Platform
A complete list of the issues on the platform, along with links to more information about each, is available here.
2016-2018 Legislative Platform (Top Five)
Social Emotional Learning*
Amply Fund Basic Education*
Closing the Opportunity Gap* Standards for Paraeducators*
Breakfast after the Bell*
Issues Also Supported( listed alphabetically)
Improving Educational Outcomes for Foster Children* Engaging Families in Student Success Post-Secondary Higher Education*
Removing Barriers to Implementing ECEAP
New Long-Term Resolutions (as of 2016)
Child Sex Trafficking
Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, and Dyspraxia and their Educational Impact Mitigating Environmental Hazards and Contaminants in Schools
auburn school district
The district’s website contains a wealth of information and is regularly updated.
auburn school board
School directors (school board members) are the elected “governors” of the school district, serving four-year terms. The school board holds monthly meetings that are open to the public. School board members can be reached via email (see website). Many are willing to meet either individually or with small groups.
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Federal Congressional Districts
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