To attend the assembly or to test your technology on Sept. 23 from 12-6 p.m., simply click the button below to reach the login page. At that page, there will be a button for voting delegates and another button for other viewers, including members of the public.
Starting this year, in 2020, General Assembly combines what used to be the WSSDA legislative and delegate assemblies into one event. This merging of events will reduce travel, time commitments, costs to WSSDA members, and make it easier for districts to participate. General Assembly will occur online this year due to COVID-19.
This annual event is where school directors will define WSSDA’s values and set its course in the upcoming legislative session. Directors will do this by reviewing and voting on proposed changes to WSSDA’s permanent and legislative positions submitted by their peers. Directors will also vote on any proposed changes to WSSDA’s bylaws.
While student board representatives and superintendents are welcome to attend, the event is expressly for WSSDA members, the school directors, and only they can address the assembly and cast votes.
Each school board in the state can appoint one of its members to cast a vote on behalf of their school board. While some boards may select their “leg rep” or board chair, the ability to vote can go to anyone on a board and even transfer to another board member to ensure that board’s ability to continue participating in the assembly. So, while the entire board may participate in the assembly, only one member may cast a vote on any given proposal.
Look forward to the following recordings as they become available:
Director Area (DA) caucus meetings are for school directors within the same region to discuss the positions up for a vote at General Assembly. These meetings are also a time to discuss proposing draft amendments.
Membership meetings are for any school director interested in discussing a specific topic.