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March 4, 2019

WSPTA Testifies on multiple legislative priorities

Click here to hear Corina’s testimony SHB 1216 Northshore parent Corina Pfeil testified in the House Appropriations Committee on February 25th in favor of SHB 1216, the comprehensive school safety bill. The bill addresses safe school plans and adds family/student reunification to school safety plans and communication, which were adopted by members at the 2018 Legislative…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

February 15, 2019

Call to Action – Support Strategies to Address the Teacher Shortage

Dear Washington State PTA member, Washington has an estimated shortage of 3500 certificated teachers, and 97% of human resource (HR) directors say they are struggling or in crisis mode when asked about their ability to hire qualified, certificated candidates to fill current open positions.  Every student deserves to be taught by an excellent, engaged teacher.…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

January 26, 2019

WSPTA Testimony on HB 1139 regarding the teacher shortage

On January 24, 2019, Jen Flood, the advocacy chair for the Mercer Island Council PTA testified in favor of HB 1139 to the House Education Committee. HB 1139, Expanding the Current and Future Educator Workforce Supply, aligns with one of our top five legislative priorities, “Strategies to Address the Teacher Shortage,” as voted on by…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative