February 28, 2024

WSPTA Testifies: Parental Rights and Public Education

Advocacy in Action!

WSPTA President Angela Steck shared comments on Initiative 2081, concerning parental rights relating to public school education, at the joint meeting of the House Education and Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education committees on Wednesday, February 28. Angela noted that WSPTA had a long history of supporting the health, safety, and welfare of children and youth and that family engagement is at the heart of PTA’s mission. She also pointed out that since the Initiative to the Legislature doesn’t change any specific state laws, it may lead to some confusion during implementation. She asked the Legislature to correct any conflicts in a future legislative session.

Watch Angela here.  

To watch the hour-long public hearing, including a detailed staff briefing at the beginning, please watch here.

Finally, the following documents were provided for committee members:

On March 1, I-2081 is scheduled for executive action in the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee at 8:30 AM and in the House Education Committee at 9:00 AM.

Category: Advocacy , Legislative

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