Focus Areas


Resolutions guide our advocacy work from the local to the state level. They may be amended and updated, or retired, and are usually broader in scope than legislative issues. Washington State PTA (WSPTA) considers resolutions submitted in May for adoption or amendment at our legislative assembly in the fall, and those submitted in November for adoption or amendment at 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 conflict with National PTA resolutions.

The following is a list of WSPTA resolutions by topic. In addition, you can view the full list of  WSPTA Board Positions and Resolutions, as well as the list of retired resolutions.

WSPTA Resolutions List

Child Safety and Protection (Section 2)

2.1  Safe Travel Routes and Parking Lots
2.2  Child Identification Program
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 Supports
2.15 E-911 Safety Training for Youth
2.16 Water Safety and Instruction
2.17 Child Sex Trafficking
2.18 Trauma Informed Care
2.19 LGBTQ+ Inclusion
2.21 Sexual Violence and Harassment Prevention and Survivor Supports
2.22 Digital and Internet Safety
2.23 Gun Violence Prevention and Safety – Students and School Staff 
2.24 Furniture Tip-Over Prevention
2.25 Restorative Justice and Improving Student Outcomes
2.26 Dismantling Institutional and Systemic Racism
2.26 Desmantelar el Racismo Institucional y Sistemico
2.27 Improving Outcomes for Children and Youth in Highly Mobile Populations
2.28 Traumatic Brain Injuries

Cooperative Role of Parents and Educators (Section 4)

Health and Nutrition (Section 11)

Support for Public Education (Section 18)

18.6 Uninterrupted Operation of Schools
18.11 Common School/Construction Funding
18.13 Student Assessment and Testing
18.20 School Construction Bond Reform
18.24 Meaningful High School Diploma
18.25 Rights And Services For Undocumented Children And Youth
18.31 Financial Literacy
18.32 Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia
18.34 Universal Design for Learning
18.36 Equitable Access to Highly Capable Services 
18.37 Arts in Education
18.38 Equitable Education Opportunities to Close Gaps Across the Achievement Spectrum
18.39 Cultural Access Programs and Expanded Learning Opportunities
18.40 Equitable Access and Improved Outcomes for Students with Disabilities 
18.41 Supporting K-12 Career and Technical Education
18.42 Improving Literacy and Educational Outcomes
18.43 Increasing Access and Affordability of Post-Secondary Education
18.44 Supporting a Diverse and Effective Education Workforce
18.45 High-Quality Preschool to Third Grade Early Learning
18.46 K-12 Education Funding
18.47 Promoting Civics Education, Voter Registration, and Voting

Retired Resolutions

WSPTA Retired Resolutions

1.7 TV Programming and Advertising Promoting Alcohol Use / Alcohol and Drugs                    
1.9 Furnishing Alcohol to Minors / Alcohol and Drugs
1.10 Adolescent Marijuana Use Prevention / Alcohol and Drugs
2.7 Sexually Explicit Phone Services / Child Safety and Protection
2.8 Bicycle Helmet Safety Education / Child Safety and Protection
2.20 Improving Outcomes for Foster and Homeless Youth / Child Safety and Protection
4.3 Excellence in Our Education System / Cooperative Role of Parents and Educators
4.5 Non-Custodial Parent Rights to School Records / Cooperative Role of Parents and Educational Professionals
4.12 Family and Community Engagement in Education / 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
11.7 Tobacco Settlement Money / Health and Nutrition
11.18 Food Safety / Health and Safety
11.19 School Nutrition / Health and Safety
11.20 Energy Drinks / Health and Nutrition
11.27 Best Practices – Recess and Physical Activity / Health and Safety
14.2 Television Programming / Mass Media
18.4 Excellence in Education / Support for Public Education
18.5 Funding for Basic Education / Support of Public Education
18.9 Participation and Oversight in Education Budgets / Support of Public Education
18.17 Education Reform: Defining Our Role / Support for Public Education
18.18 Reduction in Class Size / Support of Public Education
18.19 High School Graduation, College Preparation and Access / Support for Public Education
18.21 Career and Technical Education / Support for Public Education
18.22 Children with Special Needs / Support for Public Education   
18.23 Third Credit of Math Graduation Requirement / Support for Public Education
18.26 Levies and Local Effort Assistance / Support of Public Education
18.27 No Child Left Behind and the 1% / Support for Public Education
18.28 Increasing Revenue to Support Our Legislative Principles / Support of Public Education
18.29 Equitable Educational Opportunities / Support for Public Education
18.30 Access to General Education for Students with Disabilities / Support for Public Education
18.33 Increasing Access and Affordability of Post-Secondary/Higher Education and Certificates / Support for Public Education
18.35 Improving Outcomes in Special Education / Support for Public Education
19.3 Support for Children with Economic Disadvantages / Legislative Program

Board Positions

There are currently no active board positions.