April 4, 2019

WSPTA Testifies on the Senate Democrats’ Operating Budget Proposal SB 5153

Click to hear Jennifer’s testimony Mercer Island parent Jennifer Flood testified on the Senate Democrats’ operating budget proposal. While the Senate two-year spending plan is better than the House in many areas, investments in special education and additional school staffing to support student safety and well being could be increased. Click here to read Jennifer’s…
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September 29, 2017

Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal Submits Washington’s Federal Education Plan (ESSA)

Washington State’s plan grants schools more flexibility over meeting the needs of every student and places an intentional focus on historically underserved populations of students. According to OSPI, student success will be gauged using many variables, not just test results. Schools will create improvement plans that identify and close gaps in student success. And districts…
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September 7, 2017

September Checklist for Running Your PTA

Ongoing Tasks to be Completed Each Month Attend any board and membership meetings Read meeting minutes and offer corrections Prepare reports for board and membership meetings Attend training Be familiar with your responsibilities and fulfill them Review and ask questions about monthly financial report Prepare articles for newsletter/social media Update website Participate, help, and communicate…
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