Legislative Assembly
2014 Legislative Assembly
October 24 & 25, 2014
Vancouver Hilton, Vancouver Washington
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2013 Legislative Assembly Results
PTA advocates from around the state came together at the SeaTac Marriott on October 18-19, 2013 for WSPTA’s Annual Legislative Assembly for advocacy training and to consider issues proposed by PTA members to be added to the list of issues supported on the WSPTA’s legislative platform. In addition, it was also well attended by legislators and representatives from other agencies as we work to further our collaborative efforts for children.

As the second year of a two-year platform, the top priority issues will remain the same as last year. Click here to view the top priority issues for 2012-14. However, delegates voted to adopt the proposed amendment to the current supported issue of Access, Opportunity and Equity for Special Education (as presented in the Issue Guide) and add to the list of supported issues: English Language Learner Students (as presented in Issue Guide); Sufficient and Equitable Funding for Highly Capable Programming (as presented in Issue Guide); and Background Checks on Gun Purchases (as amended to: "The Washington State PTA shall initiate and/or support legislation or policies that extend criminal background checks to the purchase of guns from non-licensed sellers.") Click here for the 2013 Issue Guide.

Revised legislative principles submitted in the Issue Guide were approved as proposed. New and amended resolutions were debated and approved. These were: Access to General Education for Students with Disabilities (as presented in the Issue Guide); Allergies and Asthma (as amended to replace all mentions of "epipens" to "epinephrine delivery" in resolved clauses); and the proposed amendment Funding Basic Education (as presented in the Issue Guide). Read about the issues in the Legislative Assembly Blog.

WSPTA's legislative platform

Resources
21st Century Learning & Skills

Legislative/Advocacy 2013 Survey Results The results are in with over 5,000 responses. Thank you to everyone who took the survey and sent it out to your community. Click here to download survey results (2MB Excel file).

  • Find out your PTAs results by clicking on the red “Your School 2013 Results” tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet.
  • Top Emerging Issues
    • Washington State Tab is sorted by the most popular.
    • Use the pivot on the red “Your School 2013 Results” tab to find out what’s important to your community
    • There are two other tabs on this file
      • Copy of the Survey “ Survey Text Information”
      • “2013 Data” which includes responses by school and can be filtered.



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