Legislative Assembly is an annual event where school board directors vote on and prioritize WSSDA's legislative positions. This important event sets the course for WSSDA's legislative advocacy efforts, therefore, all school directors are strongly encouraged to participate.
District staff are also welcome to attend, but only school directors may
address the assembly and vote per applicable WSSDA policy and
procedure (1290, and 1290P).
2018 Legislative Assembly - September 21 & 22, Spokane WA
Download the "New Basic Education Funding Policies: Navigating the Complexities Ahead" Presentation Slides (PDF)
Agenda & Handbook
- Spokane’s Davenport Grand Hotel
333 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201
Registration and Scholarships
The registration fee is $225. A limited number of scholarships are available for eligible school directors. Learn more.
Register for the Assembly
The Washington School Boards' Educational Foundation is pleased to offer a handful of scholarships to cover the registration fee for current school board directors to participate in and serve as their district’s voting delegate at WSSDA’s 2018 Legislative Assembly. Scholarships will be prioritized and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to no more than one current school director per district who is:
- Committed to attending the entire Legislative Assembly event (September 21 and 22 in Spokane); and
- From a school district that has not participated in WSSDA’s Legislative Assembly for at least the past two (2) years
If this interests your district, please complete the scholarship application as soon as possible. Scholarship awards and notifications will occur on a rolling basis until all scholarships funds have been awarded. For districts applying for a delegate scholarship, please don’t register that individual for the assembly until you know whether or not you’ve received the scholarship.
On August 9, and September 7, we held a two-part webinar series in which we went over the positions that will be presented at Legislative Assembly and the parliamentary procedure that helps us run a smooth assembly. Presenters included Jessica Vavrus of WSSDA's Government Relations branch and Carrie Sorensen, chair of WSSDA's Legislative Committee.
| March 15
||Submission window opened for NEW and RETURNING Position Proposals
| April 30
||Position proposal submission window closes 5pm
|June and July
||WSSDA's Legislative Committee reviews and refines positions for consideration by the assembly
||Regional outreach sessions to help boards get ready for the assembly - dates and locations forthcoming
||3pm is the deadline for submitting 'emergency proposals'
||At assembly, use the amendment form to suggest changes to proposed positions