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March 12, 2020

PTAs and Coronavirus: How We Deal

Grace Jurado, President, Northshore Council PTSA Guest Post Provided By Grace Jurado, President, Northshore Council PTSA Since March 5, all schools in the Northshore School District have been closed in an effort to slow down the spread of COVID-19 within our district boundaries. With Evergreen hospital and the Life Care Center both just a couple of…
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Category: Health & Well-being , Leadership , Safety

February 10, 2020

It’s Time to Act Collectively For Our Children’s Safety

National PTA President Leslie Boggs speaks to WSPTA members This week WSPTA is asking you to join parent voices around the nation to take a stand against gun violence and high-capacity weapons. All children no matter where they live, learn and play, deserve a safe space to thrive. Please take the time to watch this…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative , Safety

December 21, 2018

Washington State PTA’s Response to Federal School Safety Commission Report

After months of input, the Federal Commission on School Safety released its final report this week. The Washington State PTA (WSPTA) supports the National PTA statement expressing some concerns about several of the recommendations, including: The rollback of the 2014 guidance on school discipline from the U.S. Department of Education and Justice Department is particularly…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative , Safety

July 13, 2017

New Distracted Driving Law Should Improve School Zone Safety

As the creator of the AAA School Safety Patrol program, AAA hears all the time from safety patrol advisors and patrollers about near misses with drivers who are distracted by their cell phones. AAA, along with many stakeholders, worked diligently to get this law passed for the safety of our patrollers and all road users.…
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Category: Safety