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    2016 Legislative Assembly
    October 21-22 | Red Lion | Olympia
    Agenda (draft as of 8/17/16) | Issue Packet

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    2016 Outstanding Advocate Award
    Recognizes and honors an individual for continued and dedicated service to ALL children, and a demonstrated commitment to helping create strong policies relating to the health, welfare, safety, and education of children and youth.

    Nominate a deserving individual today. Nominations open through September 15.

    Complete the nomination online or download the paper nomination form*. Send paper nomination forms to

    *No handwritten submissions, please.

    2016 Legislative Session
    2016 Year End Session Report

    2015-2016 Legislative Platform
    Top Five Issues
    1. Fully Fund McCleary
    2. Create Positive School Climates through Social Emotional Learning
    3. Increasing Capital Funding
    4. Increased Access to Higher Education
    5. Breakfast After the Bell

    Supporting Issues
    - Access, Equity & Opportunity for Students with Disabilities and Special Needs
    - Access to Health and Dental Care
    - Career Development & Training for Paraeducators
    - Closing Opportunity Gaps
    - E-911 Training for Youth
    - Equal Access for English Language Learner (ELL) Students
    - Family and Community Engagement
    - Inclusive Special Education
    - Investing in Teacher Professional Learning
    - Paid Sick and Family Leave
    - Playground Safety
    - Regulating Child Restraint and Isolation in Schools

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Resolutions: These outline the opinion and will of WSPTA to address statewide problems.

Legislative principles: These give long-term guidance to our legislative advocacy and can be updated at the fall legislative assembly.

Priority platform, “Top 5”: This short-term platform sets priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Issues are voted onto the platform for 2 years. In year one of the 2-year platform cycle, delegates decide the Top 5 priorities. In year two, delegates may update positions, or add to the Also Supported list. This priority platform is established by voting delegates at the Annual WSPTA Legislative Assembly. Legislative assembly will be in October. All PTAs are welcome. Delegates must be present to vote.

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