Monday, January 31, was a big day for testimony on Washington State PTA’s legislative priorities, spanning topics of enrollment stabilization, increasing school staffing, and funding school seismic safety upgrades. Listen here as WSPTA parent advocates spoke in favor of these bills:
- Natalya Yudkovsky on SB 5563, stabilizing funding due to enrollment decline (listen here);
- Heidi Bennett on SSB 5595, increasing staffing ratios for school counselors, nurses, psychiatrists, and social workers (listen here);
- DaleAnn Baker on SB 5933, creating a grant program to fund school seismic safety retrofits and upgrades (listen here).