2016-18 Legislative Platform

January 12, 2018

Week 2 Legislative Schedule and Bill Tracker

Week 1 of the Legislative Session was fast and furious! WSPTA members testified 4 times, and one of our top 5 Legislative Priorities, Breakfast After the Bell, was approved by the full House. Keep up with bills and committee hearings related to WSPTA member-generated Legislative Priorities and long-term positions – see the attached report for…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

January 11, 2018

WSPTA President Testifies on Governor’s Budget

WSPTA President Michelle Nims testified in support of Governor Inslee’s supplemental operating budget before House and Senate budget committees. Michelle also stressed the importance of funding family and community engagement coordinators at every school, phased in by high-poverty schools first. For a complete review of testimony, click here.  
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

January 3, 2018


Did you know that legislators hear more about the number of chickens allowed in backyards than about K-12 schools? Every year, members decide on our legislative priorities, and WSPTA wants to make it easier for our members to connect with decision-makers to let them know that we care about the success of each and every…
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Category: Advocacy , Events , Legislative

December 18, 2017

Governor’s 2018 budget would close gap mandated by Court

In his 2018 supplemental operating budget, Democratic Governor Jay Inslee proposed spending $950 million to reach full funding of state salary allocations for educators and school staff in the 2018-19 school year. This would move up the state’s salary phase-in by a year, which would resolve the problem raised by the Supreme Court last month…
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Category: Advocacy , Education , Legislative