February 22, 2024

WSPTA Testifies: Save the School Construction Assistance Program

Advocacy in Action!

WSPTA Advocacy member Susan Baird-Joshi thanked House Capital Budget members for the $55 million investment for indoor air quality, the continued support for the Small District Modernization and Tribal Compact grant program, and the incremental increases to activities that support urgent and emergency repair.

Watch Susan here

Sharing the WSPTA’s disappointment with the House Capital Budget plan to scrap the School Construction Assistance Program, Melissa Stone, an active Advocacy Member and parent in the 45th legislative district, testified before the committee on February 20th. Melissa said that only 7 out of 21 bonds met the magic threshold of 60% at the February 13th election, and those parents and voters expected the state to provide state share to build, renovate, or modernize school buildings. “Please don’t scrap the SCAP,” said Melissa.

Watch Melissa here

Also testifying on February 20th was Samantha Fogg, interim co-President of Seattle Council PTSA. Samantha shared important information about lack of ADA compliance in our public schools for students and parents, and asked House Capital Budget writers to consider additional funding to support access for students with disabilities in their schools.

Watch Samantha here.

Category: Advocacy , Legislative

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