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…

Interim: Mastery-based Learning

WSSDA’s strategic advocacy team hosted the fourth Leg Reps Learn of the 2021 interim. These webinars will be offered at no cost to WSSDA members on topics related to WSSDA’s advocacy efforts. Leg Reps Learn This week’s Leg Reps Learn webinar focused on mastery-based…

Interim: Special Education

WSSDA’s strategic advocacy team hosted the third Leg Reps Learn of the 2021 interim. These webinars will be offered at no cost to WSSDA members on topics related to WSSDA’s advocacy efforts. Leg Reps Learn This week’s Leg Reps Learn webinar focused on special…

Interim: Dual Credit/College in High School

WSSDA’s strategic advocacy team hosted the second Leg Reps Learn of the 2021 interim. These webinars will be offered at no cost to WSSDA members on topics related to WSSDA’s advocacy efforts. Leg Reps Learn This week’s Leg Reps Learn webinar focused on dual…

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…

Interim: Mental Health

This week, WSSDA’s strategic advocacy team launched the first Leg Reps Learn of the 2021 interim. These webinars will be offered at no cost to WSSDA members on topics related to WSSDA’s advocacy efforts. Leg Reps Learn The first webinar of the 2021 interim…

Insights from students, state officials and legislators—WSSDA’s Advocacy Videos Playlist

2021 Legislative Session YouTube

The WSSDA strategic advocacy team has recorded many videos during the 2021 legislative session, and you can now get them all in one place! There are 20 different YouTube videos featuring WSSDA staff with school board members, students, legislators and education partners. We are excited…

Student Advocate Spotlight: Stella Keating

Stella Keating is a Tacoma Public Schools student advocate, and the first transgender teen to ever testify to the U.S. Senate. A sixteen-year-old high school sophomore, Stella is an aspiring politician who helped launch The GenderCool Project—an awareness campaign turned movement that spotlights positive…

Legislative Session Week 10

We are more than halfway done with the 2021 session. Proposals for our state’s three budgets (operating, transportation, and construction) will be unveiled next week. The Washington State Wire released this insightful piece about the complexities of the budget process. You can also stay up-to-date by…

Board Members: Sign Up to Meet With Your Legislators

Week on the Hill planning meetings begin Monday, March 8. Sign up for your planning meeting and prepare to meet with your legislators! Week on the Hill: Planning Meetings Prepare for meeting legislators by gathering your thoughts and networking with colleagues. We’ve organized planning…