WSPTA Legislative Assembly 2022

 

WSPTA Legislative Assembly Top 5 Priorities

Advocacy is at the heart of everything we do in PTA. We would like to thank the 14 Mercer Island PTA members who recently attended the WSPTA Legislative Assembly. Their representation gave our children and community a voice.

 

This year we selected the top five issues for our two-year legislative platform as well as other supported issues and a number of long-term resolutions on topics that impact children in Washington state. Learn more here: https://www.wastatepta.org/focus-areas/advocacy/ 


Top 5 Legislative Priorities for 2022-2024

  • Addressing the Student Mental Health Crisis
  • Addressing Critical Gaps in Education Funding
  • Preventing and Reducing Gun Violence and Suicide
  • Addressing Funding, Inclusion, and Supports in Special Education
  • Building and Maintaining Safer School Facilities


2022-2024 WSPTA Supported Issues (in alphabetical order)

  • Creating a Diverse and Effective Educator Workforce
  • Expanding School Construction Funding Options
  • Harnessing the Benefits of Mastery-based Learning
  • Increasing Education Equity by Closing the Digital Divide
  • Improving Equitable Identification and Access for Highly Capable Students
  • Increasing Support for Equitable Family Engagement
  • Mitigating the Adverse Impacts of Climate Change
  • Supporting a Meaningful High School Diploma

 

WSPTA also adopted a number of new resolutions to their platform. You can read about the many resolutions they have here. https://www.wastatepta.org/focus-areas/advocacy/resolutions/ 

 

WSPTA is a strong force for legislative action in Washington state. Sign up to receive action alerts and information bulletins. https://www.wastatepta.org/focus-areas/advocacy 

 

 

Learn more about our local gun violence prevention committee

Learn more about funding for our YFS counselors

Learn more about our local DEI Committee

Learn more about our local environmental sustainability committee

Learn more about our local Special Services Committee

Learn more about Gifted and Twice Exceptional Committee

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