LONG-TERM Resolutions: These outline the opinion and will of WSPTA to address statewide problems. Proposals are due June 15 for consideration at the fall legislative assembly; Nov. 15 for consideration at the spring convention.
SHORT-TERM 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.
Deadline for proposals is June 1.
Proposals will be reviewed over the summer by the legislative committee and
the WSPTA board of directors
Charter public schools Nationally, PTA has conditional
support for these independent public schools. Our
focus is not on the label of the school but of the
supports in place for student success. While we are
not opposed to alternative governance structures or
school autonomy, neither are we relaxed in our
support. All schools – innovative, traditional or
charter – need to be embraced by the local
community, support student learning in an inclusive
manner, and engage families in a shared-decision
PTA is an inclusive association and our policies
need to embrace the diversity of our membership.