Deadline to Change Your Annual Conference Registration is Oct. 15

The last day to switch your Annual Conference registration from in-person to virtual, or vice versa, is Friday, October 15. A hybrid event means more options for you Annual Conference attendees have the option of attending in-person at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue or virtually…

Sign Up For the WSSDA Equity & Access Caucus Meeting

All school board members interested in the topic of educational equity are invited to attend the Equity and Access Caucus Meeting on Tuesday, October 19, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Meeting purpose The purpose of this meeting is for school directors to discuss the…

AC Health & Safety

WSSDA is looking forward to gathering virtually and in-person for Annual Conference this year. To ensure the safety and comfort of all in-person attendees, WSSDA is implementing a number of health and safety protocols to comply with current best practices for large events, and…

Health and Safety Protocols at the WSSDA Annual Conference

WSSDA is looking forward to gathering virtually and in-person for Annual Conference this year. To ensure the safety and comfort of all in-person attendees, WSSDA is implementing a number of health and safety protocols to comply with current best practices for large events, and…

A Transformed Annual Conference

This November, a transformed Annual Conference promises to transform you, too. The conference has been redesigned to be a little faster paced with a bit of a multi-media experience added to the mix. Attendees can look forward to many voices for inspiration, rejuvenation, and…

General Assembly IN A FEW SIMPLE STEPS—A GUIDE TO SUCCESS

General Assembly is one of the most important school board events of the year because the outcome guides WSSDA’s discussions with legislators for the year to come. By voting on legislative and permanent positions, the assembly is where school directors update WSSDA’s advocacy platform. Below is an outline…

Regional Meetings go Hybrid

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All of our state’s school directors should have the opportunity to participate in regional meetings. To allow that to happen, WSSDA is announcing the addition of a hybrid option. School directors now have the choice of attending regional meetings in-person or virtually. Also new this year We…

Talking About Equity With a Divided Community—Resources

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WSSDA and WASA recently hosted several webinars exploring how to communicate effectively about equity with a divided community. In these webinars, attendees were given a number of helpful resources to accompany their learning. Couldn’t attend? No worries. Even if you could not attend the…

Leg Reps Learn Webinar Series

WSSDA has launched the 2021 interim Leg Reps Learn Webinar Series. All school board members are welcome! At the Leg Reps Learn webinar series school board members can learn from experts, legislators and other school board members. The webinars will help legislative representatives engage fellow board…

Important Lessons from the 2021 Legislative Conference

Nothing beats a good story. That was a recurring theme throughout the 2021 Legislative Conference organized by the Washington Association for School Administrators (WASA), Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA), and Washington Association of School Business Officials (WASBO). As Senator Lisa Wellman said, “500…