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2014 Legislative Priorities
Washington State Parent Teacher Association Sets Legislative Agenda (October 28, 2014) --
The Washington State Parent Teacher Association held its’ 36th Annual Legislative Assembly this weekend, in Vancouver, Washington. There, delegates met to set a new platform of legislative priorities for the 2015 -2016 legislative session in support of the organizational vision of “Making every child’s potential a reality.” The legislative platform supports the delivery of our mission:
• PTA is a powerful voice for all children.
• PTA is a relevant resource for families, schools and communities.
• PTA is a strong advocate for the well-being and education of every child.
In all, 13 issues made the short-term platform. As a whole child advocacy association, our priority issues represent health, well-being and educational needs of the children of Washington State.
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. 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.