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WSPTA Legislative Assembly Schedule of Events


The 42nd annual Legislative Assembly schedule consists of two days of general sessions where the issues, principle, and resolutions will be debated and voted, including voting to determine the top 5 issues WSPTA will prioritize for the next two years.

In preparation for the general sessions, a caucus session will take place for each issue, principle, and resolution starting on September 29. Additional information is available on the Voting Information page.

Class or panel sessions will also be available to supplement important topics of the day and empower attendees as child advocates. This schedule will be available soon.

General Sessions Schedule

Note: Times are subject to change

Legislative General Session - October 24, 2020

Saturday, October 24, 2020

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
General Session 1

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Recess – Lunch

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
General Session 1 (continued)

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Recess – Break

3:15 pm – 5:00 pm
General Session 1 (continued)

Note: Times are subject to change

Legislative General Session - October 25, 2020

Sunday, October 25, 2020

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
General Session 2

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Recess – Lunch

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
General Session 2 (continued)

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Recess – Break

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
General Session 2 (continued)


Caucus Schedule

Each caucusing session will begin with five minutes of education on the topic followed by five minutes for questions and answers. Then, the session will split into a pro or con caucus for the remaining time. Note: Dates and times are subject to change.

September 29, Tuesday

6:00 – 6:30 pm     Equitable Access to Recess, Play, Unstructured Time, and Physical Activity (Resolution)

6:45 – 7:15 pm       Cultural Access Programs and Expanded Learning Opportunities (Resolution)

7:30 – 8:00 pm      Supporting K-12 Career and Technical Education (Resolution)

September 30, Wednesday

6:00 – 6:30 pm     School Nutrition, Breakfast and Lunch Policies (Resolution)

6:45 – 7:15 pm       Support Students and Preserve Education Funding (Issue)

7:30 – 8:00 pm      Mitigating the Adverse Impacts of Climate Change (Issue)

8:15 – 8:45 pm       11.28 Mitigating the Health Effects of Climate Change (Resolution)

October 1, Thursday

6:00 – 6:30 pm     Increase Access to Nursing, Mental Health, and Social Emotional Learning Staff (Issue)

6:45 – 7:15 pm       Improving Access and Outcomes in Special Education (Resolution)

7:30 – 8:00 pm      Supports and Funding for Students with Disabilities and Their Families (Issue)

8:15 – 8:45 pm       Prevent and Reduce Gun Violence and Suicide (Issue)

October 2, Friday

6:00 – 6:30 pm     Equitable Identification and Services for Highly Capable Students (Issue)

6:45 – 7:15 pm       Anti-racism, Anti-discrimination, Anti-oppression (Principle)

7:30 – 8:00 pm      Increasing Educational Equity by Closing the Digital Divide (Issue)

8:15 – 8:45 pm       Social Emotional Learning and Student Success (Resolution)

October 3, Saturday

10:00 – 10:30 am         Safe School Plans and Emergency Preparedness (Issue)

10:45 – 11:15 am            Restorative Justice and Improving Student Outcomes (Resolution)

11:30 am – 12:00 pm     Dismantling Institutional and Systemic Racism (Resolution)