Annually, each school board selects one of its members to serve as a legislative representative, or “leg rep.” Leg reps keep close tabs on legislative issues, including through contact with legislators, while keeping the rest of the board informed about legislative developments.
Responsibilities of a local board’s legislative representative:
Broadcast live every Friday from 12-1 p.m. PST during the session.
Delivered every Sunday during the legislative session, updates are written by WSSDA Government Relations Director Jessica Vavrus and describe events in the legislature, actions steps for boards, information and learning regarding the legislative issues, and what to expect for the week ahead.
Also available for review are the Past Legislative Updates, including webinars from the 2018 Legislative session.
WSSDA Legislative Committee
In addition to each local board’s legislative representative, WSSDA has a Legislative Committee where each WSSDA Director Area elects two (DA 2 elects four) individuals to serve annually on this committee. These individuals are great resources for Legislative Representatives in navigating the legislative process and WSSDA positions.
Director of Government Relations
Government Relations Coordinator