Focus Areas


Resolutions guide our advocacy work from the local to the state level. Washington State PTA (WSPTA) considers resolutions for adoption or amendment at our legislative assembly in the fall and our annual convention in the spring. Any PTA member is encouraged to submit a resolution that addresses concerns that affect children on a state-wide level. WSPTA resolutions provide support on issues that are not currently covered by National PTA. WSPTA resolutions may not be in conflict with National PTA resolutions.

The following is a list of WSPTA resolutions by topic. In addition, you can view the WSPTA Board Positions and Resolutions in detail.

WSPTA Resolutions List

Alcohol and Drugs

1.7  TV Programming and Advertising Promoting Alcohol Abuse
1.8  Substance Abuse and Its Prevention
1.9  Furnishing Alcohol to Minors
1.10 Adolescent Marijuana Use Prevention

Child Safety and Protection

2.1  Safe Travel
2.2  Child Identification Program
2.8 Bicycle Helmet Safety Education
2.9 Emergency Preparedness
2.11 Promoting the Safety / Well-Being of Children through Decreased Exposure to Violence
2.13 Youth Suicide Prevention
2.14 Child Abuse Prevention: Education and Support Resources for Parents
2.15 E-911 Safety Training for Youth
2.16 Water Safety and Instruction

Cooperative Role of Parents and Educators

4.3 Excellence in our Education System
4.7 Public School Dropout Prevention/Retrieval
4.12 Parent and Community Involvement in Education
4.13 Subsidizing Certificated and Classified Staff Salaries

Cultural Arts

5.3 Arts Education In Public Schools and Washington State

Health and Nutrition

11.1 Juvenile Diabetes
11.11 Indoor Air Standards
11.17 Tobacco Settlement Money
11.19 School Nutrition
11.20 Energy Drinks
11.21 Alignment of Sleep Requirement for Optimum Health with School Start Times
11.22 Allergies and Asthma
11.23 Access to Health and Dental Care
11.24 Paid Sick and Family Leave

Mass Media

14.4 Internet Safety

Support for Public Education

18.4 Excellence in Education
18.5 Funding for Basic Education
18.6 Uninterrupted Operation of Schools
18.9 Participation and Oversight in Education Budgets
18.11 Common School/Construction Funding
18.13 Student Assessment and Testing
18.18 Reduction in Class Size
18.19 High School Graduation, College Preparation and Access
18.20 School Bond Election Reform
18.21 Career Technical Education
18.22 Children with Special Needs
18.24 Meaningful High School Diploma
18.25 Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act
18.26 Levies and Local Effort Assistance
18.27 No Child Left Behind and the 1%
18.28 Increasing revenue to support our legislative principles
18.29 Equitable Educational Opportunities
18.30 Access to General Education for Students with Disabilities
18.31 Financial Literacy

Legislative Program

19.3 Support for Children with Economic Disadvantages

Retired Resolutions

2.7 Sexually explicit phone services / Child Safety and Protection
4.5 Non-Custodial Parent Rights to School Records / Cooperative Role of Parents and Educational Professionals
11.4 Comprehensive School Health Education / Health and Nutrition
11.13 HIV/AIDS Education / Health and Nutrition
11.14 People Living with HIV, AIDS / Health and Nutrition
11.18 Food Safety / Health and Safety
14.2 Television Programming / Mass Media
18.17 Education Reform: Defining Our Role / Support for Public Education
18.23 Third Credit of Math Graduation Requirement / Support for Public Education