Priorities & Platforms
Learn about our short-term legislative priorities, as well as resolutions, legislative principles and National PTA positions.
Short-term Platform
Our Top 5 and other priorities for the 2015 and 2016 state legislative sessions. Click here for one-page Washington State PTA 2015-2016 Legislator Handout. Please click on links to full positions and supporting policy papers.
1. Funding McCleary Funding 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

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
Playground Safety
Investing in Teacher Professional Learning (CTWG Implementation)
Regulating Child Restraint and Isolation in Schools

Every two years, Washington State PTA votes in a Top 5 and designates other issues that it considers timely. The association has numerous positions that support the well-being and education of all children and this process helps us focus our advocacy.

In the off years, adjustments can be made to the two-year platform, but the Top 5 stay in place.

WSPTA Top 5 History – A list of platform issues through the years

Long-term vision, short-term priorities

WSPTA’s advocacy positions include the short-term legislative platform, above, as well as:


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