June 29, 2017

Central Kitsap High PTSA One of Five Nationally to Earn NPTA Flash Funding

Congratulations to Central Kitsap High School PTSA 1.3.50 in Silverdale for being one of five PTAs across the country to receive “flash funding” from National PTA. GoFundMe enabled the local PTAs to receive the surprise funding during PTA Teacher Appreciation Week after reviewing narratives from a number of PTAs. Congratulations especially to Principal Stephen Coons…
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Category: Awards , Education , Leadership

June 22, 2017

Inslee calls 3rd special session, tells legislature it’s time to get their work done

Wednesday, June 21st marked the end of the 2nd special session and the start of the 3rd special session. Governor Inslee called the third special session, clearly frustrated with the lack of progress. Under intense media questioning, Inslee said that he would veto a 30-day budget bill if one came to his desk. “The differences…
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Category: Legislative

June 7, 2017

2016-17 PTA End-of-Year Process

At the end of every fiscal year (July – June), each PTA is required to close-out their PT Avenue membership database year by completing the end of year (EOY) process. The PT Avenue EOY process is a simple step-by-step automated process which saves the final member and board rosters, and updates member, student, board, helper, and administrator records.…
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Category: Leadership

June 5, 2017

Op-Ed Article by Representatives Dolan and Stonier

Here is an informative op-ed piece (Seattle Times) from two state representatives, Dolan and Stonier, that supports WSPTA’s Resolution 18.13, which states no single factor should determine a student’s advancement such as graduation from high school. HB 1046, the bill that has passed the state House three times by a wide bipartisan margin, would still require the…
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Category: Education , Legislative

June 1, 2017

Washington State PTA Announces Newly Installed Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kathryn Hobbs Washington State PTA (253) 214-7410 WASHINGTON STATE PTA ANNOUNCES NEWLY INSTALLED BOARD OF DIRECTORS Board of directors to meet for 1st board meeting. Tacoma, WA (June 1, 2017): The Washington State PTA (WSPTA), the oldest and largest grassroots child advocacy association in Washington state, announced the 2017-2019 board of…
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Category: Leadership

May 30, 2017

Office of Financial Management K-12 Education Funding Comparison

Below is a side-by-side summary, from the Office of Financial Management (OFM), of the different McCleary proposals. This is a simplified look at the proposals—it is not comprehensive nor does it have all the details of each plan. The second document below is a look at the dollars based on the state fiscal year. For a district…
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Category: Education , Legislative

May 25, 2017

WSPTA Seeking Members to Fill Leadership Roles

As the largest volunteer organization in the state, the Washington State PTA (WSPTA) has many opportunities for members to volunteer, lead, engage, and contribute. Every community has available talent and resources that will benefit the PTA and, in turn, the students. People are more supportive of public education when asked to share some of their time as…
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Category: Awards , Leadership , Programs , Training